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 …

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 …

Nancy Wurtzel Dating Dementia

Dating Dementia

Jeanette Gomez Dementia, Interviews Leave a Comment

  Nancy Wurtzel, writer and creator of Dating Dementia grew up in central Minnesota and has lived in Southern California.  Now currently living back in Minnesota, Nancy started her site after moving back home to care for her aging mother with Alzheimer’s disease.  She writes about midlife, empty nest, baby boomers, and other topics.  Her blog has information about Alzheimer’s …

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 …

sundowning

Sundowning Syndrome

Dorothy Sander Alzheimers, Dementia, Health Conditions 1 Comment

  After my Dad died at eighty nine, my mother continued living in the retirement community where they had moved several years before. A comfortable two bedroom apartment, it had access to medical care as needed, an Assisted Living Facility, a Health Care Unit, and all the amenities such communities offer. Mom made friends quickly. There was camaraderie among the …

When a Loved One Suffers From Dementia Five Tips for Coping

When a Loved One Suffers From Dementia: Five Tips for Coping

Chuckie Snider CareGiving, Dementia, Health Conditions 4 Comments

It’s a tragic thing to watch parents, grandparents and other loved ones suffer from dementia, but this disease is pervasive and is likely to get worse, not better. The Institute for Dementia Research and Prevention reports that at least 5 million people in the United States are currently suffering from age-related dementia, and these numbers are certain to rise as …

sundowners syndrome

Sundowner’s Syndrome – Common Issues and Ways to Manage

Chuckie Snider Alzheimers, Dementia, Health Care, Health Conditions, Healthy Living Leave a Comment

Usually most of us look forward to the sun setting. It is a time for us to relax and means the day is coming to an end. But for a lot of elderly people that suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s it is a time for increased memory loss and confusion. The elderly person may also become angry and agitated at this time. There …