Alzheimer's Dementia and Memory Loss

Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Memory Loss

Michelle Seitzer Alzheimers, Dementia, Memory Care Leave a Comment

Understanding Your Diagnosis and What Comes Next A Case Study It also ushers in a worrisome world of questions. How will the disease affect our family? Will we have to move Mom into a nursing home – and when? Are there any treatments that can help, and will we be able to afford them? To work through some of these …

Music Therapy

Music Therapy Touches the Hearts and Minds of Dementia Patients

Sue Sveum Alzheimers, Dementia Leave a Comment

  At the start of the holiday season the Memory Care Community was filled with residents and their families. After a delightful meal, they gathered by the piano to listen to a trio of musicians play the songs of the season. And something special happened. The residents began to smile. Many tapped their feet. And some began to sing along. …

Silver Alerts Save Lives and Provide Peace of Mind

Silver Alerts Save Lives – and Provide Peace of Mind

Sue Sveum Alzheimers, Dementia Leave a Comment

  Melvin Armine was in the early stages of Alzheimer’s when he wandered away from the home he shared with his wife, Doris. She was about to host a ladies’ prayer meeting and didn’t realize he was missing. Not finding him in the house or neighborhood, Doris called police who issued a broadcast about the missing 83-year-old. Fortunately police were …

Increased Alzheimer’s Risk with High Blood Sugar

Increased Alzheimer’s Risk with High Blood Sugar

Chuckie Snider Alzheimers, Diabetes

  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “An estimated 79 million U.S. adults have prediabetes, a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.”  A new study found suggests that links those people with elevated blood sugar levels often scored less on memory tests.  In addition, …

Memory Care - Reminiscing with Purpose

Memory Care – Reminiscing with Purpose

Dennis Stack Alzheimers, Dementia, Memory Care 1 Comment

  The demographic tsunami of baby-boomers is breaking on our shores and will soon swamp the elder care industry. The flotsam left in the wake of this phenomenon is an exponential increase in cases of Dementia and Alzheimer’s. While there is no cure as yet, Reminiscence Therapy (RT) immediately offers both tangible and intangible benefits to the patient, their caregivers …

what is Alzheimer's disease

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Sheryl Kraft Alzheimers 1 Comment

  Is it just a senior moment? No doubt you’ve asked yourself that when you’ve misplaced your keys or forgotten which word to use, secretly worried that it might be more than just a memory lapse. There is “typical” age-related memory loss…and then, there is Alzheimer’s. If you have Alzheimer’s, you might be aware of how difficult remembering things or …

Rena McDaniel: The Diary of an Alzheimer's Caregiver

Rena McDaniel: The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Jeanette Gomez Alzheimers, CareGiving, Interviews Leave a Comment

  We recently had the opportunity to speak with Rena McDaniel, author of “The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver“.  She shares her caregiving journey with us and talks about staying positive when all seems so dark and depressing. Tell us a little about yourself and your background I am a 40-something writer, Alzheimer’s caregiver to my mother, wife, mom and …

Dementia and Alzheimer's Enter The Limelight

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Enter The Limelight

Sue Sveum Aging Topics, Alzheimers, Dementia 1 Comment

  Knowing or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be a sad and lonely experience. It’s hard to watch someone that you love go through this process. But a few recent books and movies have thrust dementia into the limelight – and onto the Big Screen. Which is good. You might think you’d never want to read a …

Celiac Disease, Seniors, and Alzheimer's

Celiac Disease, Seniors, and Alzheimer’s

Chuckie Snider Alzheimers, Health Conditions Leave a Comment

After a lifelong illness of confirmed food allergies, stomach sensitivities, and a myriad of other non-life threatening issues, I recently found myself hospitalized for the first time in my life. My stomach had been problematic with increasing frequency and unpredictability. After numerous tests, I was diagnosed with celiac disease. Finally, my horrific pain had a name! But, what exactly is …

How Alzheimer's Impact Men and Women Differently

How Alzheimer’s Impacts Men and Women Differently

Chuckie Snider Alzheimers, Health Care, Health Conditions Leave a Comment

  Alzheimer’s is a disease that shows no mercy regardless of gender; the memory-robbing, ability-affecting, independence-stealing brain disorder is devastating whether you are male or female. However, researchers have found a few interesting differences between the sexes when it comes to how Alzheimer’s unfolds in their brains and bodies: In this Medscape article, Dr. Maria Vittoria Spampinato, of the Medical …