Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s disease

Keys to Remembering Where You Put Your Keys

New guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease were released this week, for the first time in nearly 30 years. The original guidelines,which were developed in 1984, defined Alzheimer’s as having just one stage — dementia — and based diagnosis only on clinical signs that a person was having trouble with thinking, learning, and memory. It was assumed that people […]

Is it Alzheimer’s?

My mother sits in her recliner by the front window with the morning sun washing over her. She’s had her shower and is dressed in comfortable clothes — roomy pants with an elastic waist, a flowered shirt in her favorite shade of blue and one of my father’s old sweaters. I have to laugh because I am also wearing one of my father’s old […]