Mom Keeps Repeating Herself, Could she Have Dementia?

It’s a question that is all too common, “Mom is repeating herself, could she have dementia?” Even those who know very little about dementia typically link verbal repetition and “forgetfulness” to warning signs. With the high number of Alzheimer’s and … Read More

Reversible Dementia vs. Irreversible Dementia

With Alzheimer’s continuing to be on the rise, there is more talk than ever regarding dementia. With all of the media attention, it’s no wonder that so many adults worry that every lapse in memory or moment of befuddlement could … Read More

How to Create Meaningful Activities as a Caregiver

Providing seniors with meaningful activities lifts spirits, enhances mood and provides several mental health benefits. Maintaining a sense of purpose and self-reliance is very important to seniors even when they are in need of caregiving due to dementia or major physical … Read More

Surviving with Humor: Tough Times Call for Laughter

    When going through hard times, it may seem impossible to find humor in anything. If a loved one is suffering or has passed, guilt may also be at play. You may feel selfish or insensitive for even thinking of … Read More

Warning Signs Your Elderly Loved One Needs Help

When an elderly loved one needs help at home, it is not always obvious. In fact, it is usually the people who are closest that are the last to notice warning signs. Why? Familiarity. When changes happen gradually over time, … Read More

25 Warning Signs Your Parent Needs Help at Home

Recognizing the Warning Signs As parents age, it’s natural for children to wonder if mom and dad are in need of help. If you have concerns about your parents living on their own, ask yourself where that worry is stemming … Read More

5 Tips to Help you Share Your Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Receiving an Alzheimer’s Disease diagnosis can cause with a wide range of emotions for all involved. If you have been diagnosed you may experience emotional stages much like someone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. A few stages … Read More

The link Between Disrupted Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease

A longstanding belief is that Alzheimer’s Disease destroys one’s biological clock and leads to disrupted sleep. This theory is now being debunked by researchers out of Cambridge, Berkley and other prestigious universities. Researchers were admittedly not sure what caused the disruption but … Read More

What is Vascular Dementia?

Vascular dementia is fairly common, ranking number two after dementia caused by Alzheimer’s Disease.  Vascular dementia occurs when the brain is deprived of enough blood carrying the oxygen and nutrients it needs. The lack of blood causes brain damage which … Read More

The Confusing Term: Dementia

The term dementia can be confusing and it is often misused. In the past, dementia was incorrectly referred to as “senility” or “senile dementia.” It was not uncommon for someone to believe becoming senile was just normal part of aging … Read More