In this Catching Health podcast, I talk with world-renowned dementia and Alzheimer’s expert Teepa Snow. She shares practical skills and strategies
Difficulty swallowing is common in people with dementia. It can lead to serious, even life-threatening complications. Here’s what you need to know.
My mother has lived at Avita of Stroudwater, a memory care facility, for nearly two years. Like any one of us, she wanted to stay in her own home. Even after my father died. And it was a big house — two stories, plus an attic and a basement. When we asked how she was […]
Do you love someone with dementia? It can be challenging sometimes. My mother has Alzheimer’s disease, a major cause of dementia. I recently shared some important things on the Morning Report that I’ve learned along the way. Click on the picture below to view the video.
Worried because you forget things? Why you left the room? Where you put your glasses? Whether you turned off the iron? A name? An appointment? Someone told me that as long as you realize you forgot something, you’re ok. It’s when you don’t even have a clue that you should start being concerned. So far, so good, but I […]
Let’s face it. Sometimes it’s hard to love someone with dementia. My mother has Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia. After several years of providing progressively more care for her at home, about two years ago she moved into a lovely memory care facility. She used to be a rather formidable character to […]
Once a month the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in Dover invites a group of adults for a bit of socializing. Although they are welcome to join them, it isn’t necessary to have children in tow. The invitation is to the museum’s Alzheimer’s Café — a place for people living with Alzheimer’s, their family members and care […]
Worried because you’re not young anymore and you’ve started forgetting more things than you used to? Why you left the room? Where you put your glasses? Whether you turned off the iron? A name? An appointment? Someone told me that as long as you realize you’ve forgotten something, you’re ok. It’s when you don’t even have […]
100, 99, 98, 97 … 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 … and let’s start counting those sheep all over again. Do you have trouble falling or staying asleep? You’re not alone. Most of us have experienced occasional insomnia but for some people, lack of sleep is a chronic issue. Every once in a while probably […]
When my mother moved into her new studio apartment at the memory care facility, she could have brought along her cat Ana. Ana was a half-grown kitten when my sister Mary brought her home from the local shelter earlier this year. It was love at first sight for all three of them. Mary had taken a […]