f you’re worried about a loved one’s ability to drive, it can become a challenging situation — for many reasons. That’s when someone like Heather Shields can step in and help. She assesses people’s driving skills and not only makes recommendations but also helps families come up with a workable plan.
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
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 […]