senior showing signs of pain in dementia
The communication disconnect that often occurs in someone with dementia may make it difficult or impossible for a senior to describe what’s hurting. Or it could be that the senior has lost the ability to remember or recognize the sensation… Read More
dementia in Latinos - happy senior hugging caregiver
Recent research sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association is uncovering some striking results in how dementia may present differently in Hispanic people. While more investigation is required to completely understand whether these differences are the outcome of social/cultural nuances or the… Read More
daughter discussing senior independence with elderly parent
As our parents get older, it’s not necessarily very easy to determine what our role as adult children should be. We want whatever is best for them; however, if we’re not careful, it is possible to overstep our boundaries and… Read More
happy adult daughter with Alzheimer's mother
For many years, Alzheimer’s research has examined the advancement of the disease through one particular basic model, even though the symptoms and progression of Alzheimer’s can vary from person to person.… Read More
Human brain and jigsaw for Alzheimer's disease
For those of us with our eyes on the horizon, anxiously awaiting a cure or a new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, a glimmer of hope has been detected. In a controversial decision made by the FDA this month, aducanumab has… Read More
adult siblings talking with elder mediator
When working together to ensure the needs of one’s aging parents are met, even the closest family members may find themselves at odds. Stress levels and emotions are typically running high. Add to that your past history and family dynamics,… Read More
caregiver-handing-senior-woman-glass-of-water
There’s nothing better than a tall, cold drink on a hot summer day; however, dysphagia in seniors can make this simple pleasure downright dangerous. Dysphagia – or trouble with swallowing – impacts millions of seniors, as a result of weakened… Read More
Home carer hugging senior male patient
One of the primary questions in most people’s minds when a senior loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease is precisely what to expect in the weeks, months, and years to come. We know that the unmistakable signs of dementia… Read More
Senior woman on a video call with her doctor
We have known for a while that there are certain medications that increase the risk for senior falls. Twenty years ago, just a little more than half of seniors were impacted by that risk; however today, that number has increased… Read More
woman in deep thought
What are your first thoughts as soon as you wake up each morning? Are you looking forward to what the day will bring, or would you rather crawl back under the covers and stay there? If you’re struggling with one… Read More