Critter Corner: SAGE Test Helps Families Test Senior Cognitive Ability

Dear Oakley, I heard that there is a test where you can identify early signs of dementia at home. Can you tell me more about it? Thanks for your help! Tess Tatthome --- Dear Tess, The SAGE test (Self-Administered … [Read more...]

What Is the Connection Between Alzheimer’s and Diabetes?

Q. My sister is overweight, and her doctor says she is prediabetic. She is trying to become healthier and exercise more often to prevent it from becoming diabetes. She read somewhere that there is a correlation between diabetes … [Read more...]

Critter Corner:  What Are the Brain-Changing Benefits of Exercise?

Dear Angel, I heard that exercise can not only help you stay young and fit but also has an effect on the brain. Still, I am too lazy to get off the sofa in the cold weather. Can you explain some benefits of exercise that will … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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