Can You Suppress the Onset of Dementia by Treating Apathy?

After many moves and achieving the rank of colonel in the Air Force, Ken had big plans for retirement. His already full bucket list was getting even longer, as he thought of new things he wanted to do with his wife. As an avid … [Read more...]

Doctors Discover a New Type of Dementia

Dementia is an umbrella term used to refer to many types of neurodegenerative diseases—one of which is Alzheimer’s. And while the majority of dementias are diagnosed as Alzheimer’s, a recent study showed that thousands of people … [Read more...]

How Could Something Used to Treat Autism Also Be Used to Treat Dementia?

Kevin’s mother, Lydia, takes him for Interactive Metronome therapy twice a week to improve his focus. She decided to give this therapy a try, with hopes that he could better sit still in class and attend to learning. Kevin has an … [Read more...]

Does High Blood Pressure Cause Dementia?

Each day, Dr. Walter Koroshetz, 65, takes a pill as part of his effort to help keep his brain healthy and sharp. The medicine isn't some miracle drug or a vitamin to stave off memory loss. The pill is his blood pressure … [Read more...]

Ignoring Hearing Loss Can Dramatically Increase Likelihood of Dementia

Q. I am convinced that my mom is experiencing hearing loss. I find myself repeating things I say and shouting just so she'll hear me. She also turns the TV up so loud that I can hear it on the other side of the house! I think she … [Read more...]

When a Loved One with Dementia is Violent

Q. My uncle Ed recently died in New York, and I got a ride to the funeral with my aunt and my other uncle from South Carolina, who were passing through our area. I hadn’t seen or spoken to them in a while. I knew from my mother … [Read more...]

Why Don’t ALL Nursing Homes Offer This?

  Q. My mother has dementia, and things are starting to become too much for me and my father to handle. She used to be so easy going, and now she gets cranky, angry, depressed, and fearful at times. It is so hard to see her … [Read more...]

How to Deal with a Dementia Diagnosis

  The father of one of my staff members (let’s call her “Cara”) has had Parkinson’s disease since she graduated from college twenty years ago. Recently, Cara got the call she had been dreading for years – that now, her dad also … [Read more...]

Part 2 of 2: Natural Remedies for Dementia

Dementia is a devastating disease. Most of us have seen or experienced the toll on families that comes with caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Currently, there are an estimated 8.5 million … [Read more...]

Dementia: Natural Remedies May Boost Quality of Life (Part 1 of 2)

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's dementia every 66 seconds. By mid-century, someone in the United States will develop the disease every 33 seconds. And, because of the … [Read more...]