Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s disease

Learning to live a full life when you have early stage Alzheimer’s disease

Dan and his dog

After cancer, Alzheimer’s disease is the second most feared disease in America. Right now, about 5.2 million people in this country are living with Alzheimer’s. Each year, the number grows. That’s because baby boomers continue to age and, in general, people are living longer. By 2025 — 10 years from now — it’s estimated that more […]

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 […]