Critter Corner: Is there a Link Between Alzheimer’s and Down Syndrome?

Dear Oakley, My neighbor has Down Syndrome. I read somewhere that there is a link between Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s. Is this true and if so, what research is being done? Thanks! Khan Nexion --- Dear … [Read more...]

How Photographing His Mother’s Dementia Made Her Feel Alive Again

When artist Tony Luciani’s 91-year-old mother, Elia, moved in with him in 2014, he thought he was doing her a service. It turned out that it was the other way around. Elia was having issues with memory loss and having a hard … [Read more...]

Does Mild Cognitive Impairment Always Lead to Dementia?

David Koulack, journalist and retired psychology professor, feels shaky every morning when he wakes up. Lately, he has also become forgetful when it comes to things he used to do every day, such as getting on and off his bike. For … [Read more...]

Elizabeth is Missing — Can Her Friend with Alzheimer’s Find Her?

Many films and documentaries have been made about Alzheimer’s and dementia. But, very few have gotten the critical acclaim of Elizabeth is Missing, a PBS film that was released earlier this month. Based on the bestselling novel … [Read more...]

Can a Rare Brain Change What We Know About Early-Onset Alzheimer’s?

Aliria Rosa Piedrahita de Villegas carried a rare genetic mutation making it extremely likely that she would develop Alzheimer’s disease in her 40s, like most others in her family with this genetic mutation. Something unexpected … [Read more...]

Is Declining Financial Literacy an Indicator of Impending Dementia?

People with dementia often have problems managing their money. In fact, money problems may be one of the first noticeable signs of the disease. A few years ago, Angie O’Leary, head of wealth services at RBC financial, noticed … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How is it Possible for People with Alzheimer’s to Remember Their Past So Well?

Dear Magic,   My grandpa, Steve, is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Recently a friend that he grew up with came to visit. They told stories and shared memories of when my grandpa was a teenager. He remembered some of them … [Read more...]

Is There a New Genetic Form of Dementia?

Q. I read your recent newsletter from this past Tuesday about this year’s scariest articles, and I think I have a topic to add. I heard that there is another new form of dementia that was just discovered that affects behavior, … [Read more...]

Boo! Our Top 10 Scariest Articles of 2020 (A Very Scary Year!)

2020 has been a scary year! Since we’re so close to Halloween, it’s a perfect time to catch up on some of the scariest elder law, estate planning, and special needs planning articles until now. Exposing everything from dementia at … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: What New Technology Can Help My Mother Age-in-Place Safely?

Dear Magic, In the past, you’ve published lots of articles on aging-in-place technology. My mother is aging-in-place and I worry about her, since we try not to visit her due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Are there any new … [Read more...]