reminiscence therapy
We take it for granted that memory loss comes with dementia. Yet it’s important to realize that long-term memory often remains intact long into the progression of the disease. So, helping someone with dementia tap into those old memories is… Read More
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It’s often taken for granted that if someone receives an Alzheimer’s diagnosis or a diagnosis of another related dementia that they have no choice but to move into a nursing home or receive around the clock home care. After all,… Read More
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If 2021 will be remembered as the year for COVID-19 vaccines, perhaps 2022 will make its mark in an equally life-changing way: with an Alzheimer’s vaccine that might actually slow or prevent the progression of the disease.  The very first… Read More
brain connections drawing
If there is one consistent thing in the race to unravel the mystery of Alzheimer’s, it is change. It seems as if whenever researchers begin to get an understanding of a single piece, new data shifts their hypotheses in a… Read More
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If it seems like a loved one with Alzheimer’s has entirely rewritten the rules on when and how to sleep, you’re not dreaming. For reasons that aren’t yet completely understood, a number of people with Alzheimer’s experience changes to their… Read More
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Amyloid plaques: they’re at the heart of scientists’ hypotheses about what causes Alzheimer’s, and they are focusing on removing them as an effective treatment option and hopefully, one day, a cure. The FDA’s recent approval of the newest medication, Aducanumab,… Read More
senior-discussing-dementia-diagnosis-with-doctor
Anxiety. Embarrassment. Fear. The feelings associated with a potential dementia diagnosis can cause seniors to keep their suspicions to themselves. A newly released AARP survey peeled away a few of the layers of emotion to get to the root cause… Read More
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
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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