Sad elephant sitting on a bench on the glade
The old adage is true: elephants really do have extraordinary memory functioning, even into their later years. For example, they can recall and return to very specific locations decades after visiting them, regardless of age. So what can we glean… Read More
Alzheimer’s disease gradually diminishes a person’s ability to communicate. People with dementia have more difficulty expressing thoughts and emotions, as well as more trouble understanding others. Here are some tips to help in communication and understanding: Let the person know… Read More
Why Does It Happen? Dementia alters a person’s brain so that memories about recent events are forgotten or confused while memories about the more distant past often remain intact. This can cause the past to make more sense to a… Read More
Alzheimer’s affects everyone a little differently, but understanding the progression of the disease will help for better planning. Keep in mind that when it comes to Alzheimer’s, even the best laid plans can falter. Continuous education about Alzheimer’s care and… Read More
Sundown syndrome—also called sundowning or sunsetting—is a behavior common in people with Alzheimer’s disease. It describes the episodes of confusion, anxiety, agitation, or disorientation that often occur at dusk and into the evening hours. The episodes may last a few… Read More
Oftentimes, a person with Alzheimer’s cannot express how he or she feels with words and instead communicates through behavior. Successfully dealing with problem behaviors in persons with Alzheimer’s disease begins by: Identifying the cause of the behavior or “trigger”. Questions… Read More
Web Resources We recommend the following resources for more information on the the identification, care, and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as the latest research on finding a cure. Alzheimer’s Association A national network of chapters committed to finding… Read More