July 22, 2019

When a person with dementia has difficulty getting dressed, it’s important to allow them to make their own decisions for as long as possible, and to carry out the activity as independently as possible.

Dressing is a very personal and private activity – and one in which...

July 22, 2019

Seniors who may be experiencing loss of cognitive function often avoid testing for fear that they may have the dreaded disease. Yet other, more treatable problems are thought to account for 40 percent of the 44.4 million cases of dementia worldwide, and the treatments...

July 15, 2019

Our findings suggest that the burden of dementia attributable to alcohol use disorders is much larger than previously thought, suggesting that heavy drinking should be recognized as a major risk factor for all types of dementia."   -- Lead study author Dr. Michaël Schw...

July 8, 2019

Some seniors are ready to let go of all but a few material possessions, but for others, the idea of parting with even seemingly insignificant objects can cause great anxiety and sadness – and that doesn’t even include those who may be grappling with dementia or depress...

July 1, 2019

The greatest value of caring for a senior with Alzheimer’s or dementia at home is the obvious fact that they can remain in a familiar environment. This option is far less disorienting than a move to an assisted living facility or a nursing home. Familiar environments o...

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