Underestimating the Cost of Long-Term Care 

Q. My husband has Alzheimer’s, and needs more care than I can provide. It's getting harder and harder to take care of him at home, but I’m not sure we can afford long-term care. I recently read something saying that nursing homes … [Read more...]

Family Caregiving is NOT Cheaper Than Professional Care. Here’s Why!

Five years ago, Karen got her PhD to teach at the college level. Upon graduating, she began her dream job, but she only was able to teach for about a year, when her mother’s Alzheimer’s began getting worse. Karen quit her job and … [Read more...]

Seniors Get SMARTER as They Get Older – How to Retain Your Smarts and Your Memory

Forty year-old Rachel is quite forgetful. She always forgets at least one item when she goes to the supermarket, forgets names (but typically remembers faces), and can’t always tell you what she had for breakfast that day. Eighty … [Read more...]

Dad is Acting Really Strange

Q. My father has been acting rather strange, lately, and something is definitely not right. It’s not just that he is forgetting things. His memory seems intact, for the most part, although there have been a couple instances of … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Can Poor Sleep Cause Alzheimer’s?

Dear Ribbit I have been an insomniac for most of my adult life. Now, I hear that poor sleep can cause Alzheimer’s. Is that true? Anita Moore-Sleep ---- Dear Anita Similar to your situation, 1 in 3 Americans don't get … [Read more...]

Could Lyme Symptoms Be Mistaken for Alzheimer’s?

Q. I recently read an article about songwriter and actor, Kris Kristofferson, who was told he was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or some other type of dementia, and was actually misdiagnosed and had Lyme disease. He and his … [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...]

But I’m NOT Sick!

Q. Sometimes when I walk my dogs, I see my neighbor Adam swinging on the swing his parents installed on their front porch. I am a pretty friendly person and usually greet all of my neighbors when I see them outside, and make small … [Read more...]

Spreading the Love: Dementia Patients Find Comfort in Pets and Family Visits

Renee Eder, our public relations director, has a history of dementia in her family, including her paternal grandmother, uncles, and aunts, and she knows about the love and compassion those with the disease need. During the … [Read more...]

How Can I Reduce My Risk of Alzheimer’s?

Q. Several of my relatives on my mother’s side of the family have had Alzheimer’s, including my aunt, my uncle, and both my grandparents. My father’s sister currently has it too. I am concerned for myself and my own children, and … [Read more...]