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...]

Critter Corner: When Dad is a Risk Taker

Dear Oakley, My dad has Parkinson’s and Parkinson’s dementia (very mild right now) and we care for him in our home. Recently, after a nap, he forgot that he can no longer walk and tried to escape from his bed. He has also tried … [Read more...]

Georgetown University Study Shows that Mental Abilities Can Actually Improve with Age

It’s commonly believed that mental abilities decline across the board as we grow old. New research from Georgetown University Medical Center shows that this isn’t always the case. A new study, published August 19, 2021 in … [Read more...]

Does Having COVID-19 Make Alzheimer’s Worse? – Top News from 2021 Alzheimer’s Conference

The Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) is the world's largest annual gathering of researchers from around the world focused on Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Last week, the conference was held … [Read more...]

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...]