A diagnosis of dementia in a loved one creates so many questions. Here are 20 that you should plan to ask your doctor.
My team was so inspired reading about this community and how it holistically supports people with Alzheimer's. There is joy to be found living fully present in a single moment.
The Alzheimer's Association supports families and caregivers living with Alzheimer's and Dementia. This guide can help you create a daily routine for the benefit of you and your loved ones.
Holistic health in aging is best achieved in the context of building a positive supportive community.
This infographic shows how Lewy Body cells present in both Parkinson's Desease and Lewy Body Dementia.
Memory Lane TV provides therapeutic programming for people experiencing memory loss.
Check out what an art gallery in Singapore is doing to enhance the lives of individuals with memory challenges and their caregivers.
Financial and estate planning can’t take away the heartache, but they can help families avoid some wrenching situations.
With roughly one in three adults over the age of 85 likely to develop Alzheimers, its important to consider the lifestyle choices that we can make early to reduce the risks of the disease. This article also discusses our national goals in fighting Alzheimers, and links to additional information about ongoing research.
Researchers have found that a sense of, "higher purpose or meaning in life was significantly associated with a reduced risk of multiple cognitive impairment outcomes, including dementia and mild cognitive impairment."
Our brains evolved to benefit from social interactions. Social isolation can lead to decreased cognition and an increased risk of developing dementia.
We utilize many cognitive skills in our daily communications that we are not even aware of: memory, evaluating ideas, and self-awareness to name a few. No less important, are the emotions that we bring to communications. When communication is approached with empathy and patience it has the greatest chance of being effective.
For non-verbal and/or late stage dementia communication, try something called Adaptive Interaction.
Women who feel healthy and receive regular medical checkups, may not be having the right conversations with their medical providers to address the future possibility of dementia.