Geriatric depression and dementia share many characteristics. Geriatric depression can occur in the elderly, but it is not a normal part of aging. While most people experience periods of sadness at times, depression is a treatable medical condition.

Prevalence of Depres...

This little-known yet common consequence of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other brain disorders is called anosognosia, and it leaves people unaware that they are compromised by illness.

Why Wouldn’t Someone Believe They Have Dementia?

Family caregivers often ask “how...

May 13, 2019

Few things can be more emotionally wrenching for adult children than selling the family home for a parent with dementia or Alzheimer’s.

It may be your beloved family home, or a house your parents bought and even downsized into after you moved out. Either way, if one of...

Sometimes, people with dementia refuse to take their prescribed medication. It is important not to assume that the person is just being ‘difficult’.

A common struggle for caregivers of older adults with Alzheimer’s or dementia is getting them to take their medication. W...

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