Brain from wooden puzzles. Mental Health and problems with memory.
With a great deal of negative news throughout 2020, it is worth noting a number of the remarkable achievements the year brought – including the advancements in Alzheimer’s disease research. Katie McDonough, director of programs and services at the Alzheimer’s… Read More
Nurse is comforting a covid patient at the ICU
One of the many challenging effects that is common in COVID-19 survivors is temporary delirium. In fact, two separate studies found that 55 – 65% of those who became severely ill from the virus experienced the acute confusion that is… Read More
Senior couple on a video calling using a digital tablet at home
The fear and isolation resulting from COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the mental wellbeing of seniors, with nearly half of seniors surveyed in a Kaiser Family Foundation poll stating that their level of stress and worry was negatively affecting their… Read More
elderly lady having tea with her daughter
It might have come altogether without warning: an unexpected fall that resulted in a fractured hip and the requirement for Mom to have support and help to remain at home. Or, it may have been building up over time, such… Read More
portrait of a sprightly looking 90 year old man
It’s very easy to get swept up in the day-to-day tasks of caregiving for a senior you love. There is so much to be done, and frequently it is just quicker and more efficient to do it all yourself, letting… Read More
Granddaughter giving a surprise gift to grandmother
Primary caregivers for those with Alzheimer’s disease are often all too familiar with the complications experienced in trying to take a quiet moment or two alone – to use the bathroom, get a quick shower, or even walk into another… Read More
memory book
“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss Memories are the glue that binds together our past with who we are today; and for an individual with Alzheimer’s disease, confusion… Read More
happy woman swimming in pool with kickboard
In this striking new development, a “cold-shock” protein present in swimmers’ blood is showing promising results in slowing and even reversing the progression of dementia in mice. Pertaining to the hibernation capacity in all mammals when exposed to cold temperatures,… Read More
Senior man on video call for Christmas
Think of the most ideal holiday season you can envision. While that image may vary a little for each of us, it could include gifts, good food, lights, and traditions handed down through the generations. Yet what most certainly holds… Read More
smart home with humidifier
For older adults and those with lung conditions such as COPD, maintaining the best possible air quality in the house is essential. COPD and humidifiers are often a good match, but there are some factors to consider first. Air that… Read More