Cognitive Testing Doesn’t Have to Cost Thousands — AARP Offers Free New Option

Many don’t realize that the brain is continuously changing and developing across our life span. This doesn’t just happen when we’re young. Some cognitive functions become weaker with age, while others actually … [Read more...]

What Behavioral Challenges Can You Expect from a Loved One with Dementia?

Dementia poses many challenges for people struggling with it, for caregivers, and for others who are close to them. It can be especially hard to witness and cope with common behaviors that often arise from certain forms of … [Read more...]

How a Healthy Gut Relates to a Healthy Brain

Q. I heard that there’s a strong link between particular kinds of gut bacteria and Alzheimer’s disease. Is this true, and if so, how do I know if my gut is, in fact, healthy? If not, what changes can I make to improve it, and … [Read more...]

Groundbreaking Alzheimer’s Research Revealed at 2022 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

Currently, more than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. For years, researchers have been working tirelessly to advance science that will lead to earlier detection, preventions, and additional new treatments … [Read more...]

The Doorway Effect: Why Moving Can Be Especially Challenging for Those with Dementia

Note: This article is the third part of a three part series. Read part 1 and part 2 here. Q. The other day, I was watching TV when a commercial came on and I went to change channels, but the remote was nowhere to be found. I … [Read more...]

Should People with Dementia Be Able to Die with Dignity?

Q. During a conversation the other night, my father said that if he was ever diagnosed with dementia that he wouldn’t want to live that way or burden the family. I know that Death with Dignity is legal in a growing number of … [Read more...]

Does Decluttering Help or Hurt People with Dementia? Two Sides to the Story

Linda, who is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, enjoys taking trips to the thrift store. Her intent is to find treasures and collectibles, such as teacups, which she has collected since she was a child. Once in a while, Linda … [Read more...]

Tony Bennett: When Musical Memory Triumphs Over Alzheimer’s

This past Sunday on “60 Minutes,” Tony Bennett’s wife, Susan, revealed that Tony (95) was diagnosed with Alzheimer's five years ago. The entire country may now know that Tony has Alzheimer’s, but Tony himself doesn’t know of his … [Read more...]

Can People with Dementia Exercise their Right to Vote?

When it comes to the upcoming election, one political statement we can all agree on is that every U.S. citizen should exercise his or her right to vote on November 3. But does that include people living with Alzheimer’s or another … [Read more...]

Can You Still Live Alone if You Have Early-Stage Alzheimer’s?

When Kimberly was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, she took it as a devastating blow. She experienced the gamut of emotions anyone would feel after such a shocking discovery about oneself, including shock, denial, and … [Read more...]

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