When Cognitive Decline Changes People, Should We Respect Their New Desires? 

Q. I read a fascinating piece in The New York Times Magazine recently about a woman named Diane Norelius, who had dementia. As her cognitive decline began to alter who she was, her adult daughters and her boyfriend wound up in a … [Read more...]

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Critter Corner: Why Do Some Individuals Have the Capacity to Maintain Thinking and Cognitive Abilities in the Presence of More Advanced Dementia?

Dear Raider, I recently read about Diane Norelius in The New York Times Magazine. She was a woman with advancing dementia who was able to mask the severity of her condition pretty well by how coherent and well-spoken she was, … [Read more...]

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Healthy Mouth, Healthier Brain!

Most of us go to the dentist for our annual cleaning and checkup. When we are there, regardless of how our teeth look, we get asked the dreaded question about flossing our teeth. We don’t want to lie, but it doesn’t sound so good … [Read more...]

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