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Around the World and On Your Own Street: The Impact of Dementia

September 18, 2015 — September is World Alzheimer’s Month. Each year, Alzheimer’s Disease International (www.alz.co.uk) issues a report to raise awareness of the disease and its impact on families. According to this year’s report, the cost of dementia care has increased by 35 percent in just five years. Says the report, “If global dementia care were a country, it... Read More

Worried About Memory Lapses?

September 2, 2015 — You need three ingredients for a recipe, so you dash to the grocery store—but once you’re there, you can’t remember one of the items you came for. You go to a wedding reception, and even though you’ve met the bride’s mother before, you can’t remember her name. You say aloud, “Where are my glasses, I’ve... Read More

Confusion and Forgetfulness: The Right Diagnosis Is Important

July 30, 2015 — Carolyn was worried about her 82-year-old mother. Mom, always so active and independent, had stopped going outside. Her condo was untidy, and there was little nourishing food in the kitchen. Mom seemed forgetful and her speech was slurred. Carolyn insisted that Mom go to the doctor to discuss the possibility of Alzheimer’s disease. The doctor... Read More

Turn Down That Music!

June 27, 2015 — You’ve probably read about the many therapeutic benefits music offers for healthy aging. Music promotes physical, mental and emotional health. Music has been found to boost the immune system, and is even used to help people with Alzheimer’s disease access old memories and become more aware of the present. However, a new study from Georgia... Read More