Loneliness is Bad for Our Brains

January 18, 2022 — Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. was seeing what was called an “epidemic” of loneliness among seniors. Just before the pandemic, a study from the University of Michigan found that 25% of older adults reported feeling lonely. Experts believe that number has risen during the pandemic, due mostly to the isolation and distancing needed... Read More

Does an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Mean Giving Up the Car?

September 10, 2020 — Mom has been diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. She insists that it’s still perfectly safe for her to drive—but is it? This conversation has led to some tense moments as the family discuss the best way to care for Mom as the disease progresses. Experts say that people in the early stages of the disease... Read More

Creating a Loving Relationship When Your Spouse Has Dementia

February 5, 2018 — Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. This annual celebration of love means couples across the country will turn their attention to their special someone. Giving a gift of flowers, chocolates and/or a special dinner out have become part of the traditions of the day. But what if your special someone has dementia? According to... Read More

Not All Memory Loss Is a Result of Dementia

January 5, 2018 — Have you had the experience of meeting a neighbor on the street or in the grocery store and not been able to remember their name? Or run to the grocery store to pick up some items you need and once there, forgotten what you went there for? People of all ages experience memory loss at... Read More

How to Cope after Receiving a Diagnosis of Dementia

November 6, 2017 — Having to face an uncertain future where life’s most precious memories are no longer accessible is something many of us can’t even imagine. Yet, this is a diagnosis that millions of people around the world face every year. You will undoubtedly face a range of emotions after receiving your diagnosis and you may not know... Read More

A Healthy Brain Is Better Able to Fight Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

September 20, 2017 — Tomorrow is World Alzheimer’s Day. And while there is no cure, there are things we can do to mitigate the risks. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, growing older is the number one risk factor for Alzheimer’s. But memory loss in not an inevitable part of aging. Here are some of the most important ways we... Read More