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...]

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...]

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...]

Is it a Burden? – Caring for Parents When Your Relationship is Strained

One third of all Americans are unexpectedly caring for their senior parents. Many of these families had strained relationships before their adult children assumed the role of caregiver, yet these adult children still feel it’s … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Spending Memorial Day with Senior Loved Ones

Dear Hayek, My dad, an Army veteran, comes from a long line of US military veterans from all branches. He is in the early stages of dementia, but Memorial Day has always been important to him. Since we’re all vaccinated, we can … [Read more...]

Keto Diet for Alzheimer’s? Critics Disagree on Whether it’s Healthy and Effective

For the past year, similar to many of us, Meredith has stayed in her home and worked in her home office. She spent little time outdoors or doing the active things she used to love, such as swimming, because the pools at the rec … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Could the COVID-19 Vaccine Negatively Affect Someone with Parkinson’s or Dementia?

Dear Angel, Q1. My father is hesitant about getting the COVID-19 vaccine because he has Parkinson’s. My friend is experiencing the same hesitancy with her mother, who is in the early stages of dementia. Have you heard anything … [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...]

Why is Dementia Different for Women Than it is for Men?

Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2017, 72-year-old Anne still enjoys puzzles, sewing, and watercolor painting. New activities are less appealing to her and she is becoming a lot more forgetful lately and in need of assistance with … [Read more...]

Are Dementia and Dizziness Related?

  Joe, who is 56, has experienced dizziness for a few months now, typically when he gets out of bed in the morning. His dizziness has gotten worse lately. He fell a few times and nearly got into a car accident last week. … [Read more...]