An Unexpected Legacy: Art Therapy Breakthroughs in Engaging Persons Living with Dementia

This is the story of Lester Potts, a man living with dementia who through an engaging art teacher realizes a gift for painting even though he had NEVER before picked up a paint brush in his life. So much of … Read More

Mara Botonis and Project Lifesaver

Alzheimer’s and Law Enforcement

In recognition of World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month this month, we wanted to focus for the next few days on improving our loved one’s safety.  As the numbers of persons living with Alzheimer’s are on the rise, so too are the … Read More

2012 Walk To End Alzheimer's

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

What’s With All of the “Walk” Talk? Ahh, summer, the season that lays claim to some of our nation’s favorite collective activities.  The heady scents of Hawaiian Tropic Suntan Lotion and chicken smothered in barbecue sauce cooking on the grill … Read More

Dementia Mentors

Dementia Mentors

Online Community Offers a Glimpse into the Future for those Newly Diagnosed with Dementia David Kramer is an upbeat and adventurous former emergency room physician who facilitates a very popular Facebook page: Living Well With Alzheimer’s.  A blogger under the pseudonym … Read More

Dementia Action Alliance

Nationwide Survey Seeks to Solicit Feedback from Caregivers and Persons Living with Dementia

Initial diagnosis and testing.  Learning about the latest treatments and medications.  Finding a local neurologist or support group.  Exploring home health, respite care and residential services in your area.  Planning financially for the cost of care. If you are a … Read More

Officer and Elderly Woman

Dementia: What YOUR Local Police Department Needs to Know

An emergency call comes into dispatch from a grocery store manager that requests police assistance during a shoplifting incident in which a woman fills her purse with items from their shelves before attempting to leave without paying. A terrified mother and … Read More

Dr. Ruth Heidrich

Dr. Ruth Heidrich, the 80-Year-Old Ironman Athlete

Meet the Experts on Aging Well: Dr. Ruth Heidrich Our Meet the Experts on Aging Well series celebrates the life’s work of our nation’s leading experts on aging. At 80 years young, Ruth Heidrich, Ph.D., is a seasoned raw vegan Ironman (or … Read More

Meet Your Brain’s Biggest Fan: Dr. Paul Nussbaum

Meet the Experts on Aging Well: Dr. Paul Nussbaum Our Meet the Experts on Aging Well series celebrates the life’s work of our nation’s leading experts on aging. When you read about Dr. Paul Nussbaum, it’s easy to feel a little “star-struck” … Read More

Lori La Bey

Lori La Bey, the “Oprah” of Alzheimer’s

Meet the Experts on Aging Well: Lori La Bey Our Meet the Experts on Aging Well series celebrates the life’s work of our nation’s leading experts on aging. You can hear it in her voice, the way a personal memory of … Read More

Mara Botonis

Coming Soon: Meet the Experts on Aging Well

Join When Caring Takes Courage author Mara Botonis as she brings you both the both the life’s work of an amazing group of Senior Health Advocates and the chance to get to know the person – not just the professional – … Read More