How Do You Tell Loved Ones That You Have Alzheimer’s?

Greg O'Brien and his family (source: onpluto.org) Fifty-nine year old Greg O'Brien lives a healthy and happy life. He exercises every day, makes a good living, and spends lots of quality time with his wife and three … [Read more...]

Finding Joy in Alzheimer’s

Photo from everydayfamily.com Q. It's National Grandparent's Day on Sunday, September 13. My children want to do something special with their grandpa, who is in the early stages of Alzheimer's. Unfortunately, ever since the … [Read more...]

Ask the Expert: Can Banks Refuse to Accept a Power of Attorney?

Q. My cousin's parents executed a Power of Attorney naming her and her sister as co-agents. My aunt is now deceased. My uncle, who has dementia, is owner of an investment portfolio with monthly dividends being automatically … [Read more...]

The Healing Power of Music — “Alive Inside”

Music has power—especially for individuals with dementia. When used appropriately, it can help shift mood, manage stress, reduce agitation, stimulate positive interactions, and can even triumph where prescription medication falls … [Read more...]

Amazing Pets – Saving Senior’s Lives

Q. My mother, Jessica, lives alone and is considering adopting a pet.  I am all in favor, but know it is a lot of work and vet visits are often expensive. For me, these things are certainly worth it.  Despite the grooming costs, … [Read more...]

Ask the Expert: Singing Awakens Memories – A Local Study

Q. I read your recent newsletter that described presentations at the Dementia Consortium and the one about music and dementia really piqued my interest. My father has moderate dementia, and we are looking for ways to get through … [Read more...]