SUPPORT FOR OLDER ADULTS WITH MEMORY LOSS AND THEIR FAMILIES

The Best Dementia CAREgiver Phrases to Use

Dementia Specialist, Teepa Snow, understands the importance of words and phrases for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. She regularly produces videos to help CAREgivers understand why word choice is so important within dementia relationships. We can easily take for granted how difficult the realities are for a person with dementia, and when we care enough to choose our […]

Caffeine, Memory & Dementia Prevention

Indiana University released findings that caffeine does boost enzyme production, and may protect against dementia. The enzyme at the center of this focused research is NMNAT2 which has been found to be helpful in two roles within the brain: it plays a protective function by combating misfolds in proteins that result in “plaques” and provides a […]

Alzheimer’s Disease… Understand The Current STATS

The 2017 ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE FACTS AND FIGURES are in… Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and remains the only top 10 cause of death that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. According to ALZ.org it is estimated that 5.5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s dementia. 33% of […]

A Lifeline, Not a Luxury

Getting older has its benifits—senior discounts. You can see a movie for $10, ride the new metro for 75 cents and take any number of classes at the local community senior center for a minimal fee. Now that you are eligible for Medicare, visits to your doctor, medical tests, preventive health care and admittance to […]

10 SIGNS OF EARLY ALZHEIMER’S AND OTHER TYPES OF DEMENTIA

There are symptoms that can identify the onset of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. These 10 Signs demonstrate a slow decline in memory, thinking, and reasoning skills and may indicate the need for evaluation by a medical provider. 1. MEMORY LOSS THAT DISRUPTS DAILY LIFE 2. CHALLENGES IN PLANNING OR SOLVING PROBLEMS 3. DIFFICULTY […]

Dementia Speaks: Are We Listening?

Far too many dementia clients have vivid ideas and desires but are unable to express them verbally. For the millions of Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, communication is a challenge. The simple beauty of interpersonal expression that we often take for granted gradually becomes impossible as the parts of the brain […]

Is Napping Good For You?

While many think of napping as something lazy people do, research tells us that napping regularly helps productive people stay healthy and be more vibrant. The National Sleep Foundation tells us to see napping as a mini-vacation within our day. 3 common types of naps: Emergency napping — in a situation where alertness matters, like driving or operating […]

Can Brain Training Exercises Really Prevent Dementia?

According to the Time Magazine, it can. As part of their “100 New Scientific Discoveries of 2016” article, Time Magazine sheds light on a decade-long study that evaluated the impact of a brain training exercise on dementia. The ACTIVE  study is the largest study on cognitive training ever performed, with 2,832 participants aged 65 or […]

Using Art to Explain Alzheimer’s to Children

“Why Can’t Grandma Remember My Name?” is a book by Kent L. Karosen, CEO of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer s Research Foundation. In this 4 minute video, see how and why Karosen uses art produced by children alongside art produced by Alzheimer’s patients to explain Alzheimer’s disease to children in a digestible way. In addition to […]

Be Prepared for Wandering

Wandering away from home is a common behavior in people with dementia. See how this 15-Year-Old Invents a Sensor to protect his grandpa… In addition to alarm devices, take these proactive steps to safeguard your loved one and increase your peace of mind: Maintain a schedule of activities for your loved one, which significantly decreases […]