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
A new study suggests a link between eating a Mediterranean diet and brain shrinkage. We have some details in this blog post.
On a recent WCSH 6 Morning Report, we talked about the risks associated with dementia and swallowing problems.
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 […]
I’ve long believed that if we could all start each day with a good back and shoulder massage the world would be a more peaceful place. Not only does massage help relieve stress and tension, it’s being used more and more as a complement to traditional medical treatments. For example, in some cancer centers, volunteer massage therapists […]
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 […]