Tag Archives: Alzheimers

20 things to know if you love someone with dementia

My mother

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 […]

Why hosting an Alzheimer’s Café in a Children’s Museum is a great idea

AlzCafe_Oct2012_BettyTom

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 […]

Forgetting things? Take this test to see if you need to worry about Alzheimer’s

Person taking SAGE test

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 […]