Alzheimer’s disease is usually an emotional roller coaster not only for the person who has it but also for family and friends. While you can’t let go of the disease, people can learn to let go of their emotions. One way is by expressing themselves through art.
Want to show your brain some love? (Not to mention the rest of your body.) Research is starting to show that what you eat may play a role in increasing or decreasing your risk of Alzheimer’s Disease. The MIND diet offers some suggestions.
It’s obvious that your parent is no longer safe on the road, but you freeze when it comes to having the conversation. Read this and you’ll understand how important it is to act.
There are many unanswered questions about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Peter Baker, with the Alzheimer’s Association in Maine, has some answers in this podcast.
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 […]