Edible Water to Combat Dehydration in Dementia

It’s the end of August and it’s almost Labor Day weekend. Many of us celebrate the holiday with barbecues, pool parties, and picnics in the park, enjoying the last hurrah of 90-degree weather. Unfortunately, for people with … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Can Dad Still Manage his Finances?

Dear Bebe, My dad has mild cognitive impairment. Sometimes he's completely out of it, while at other times he seems like himself. When he’s out of it, he does silly and sometimes reckless things involving money. What are some … [Read more...]

Does High Blood Pressure Cause Dementia?

Each day, Dr. Walter Koroshetz, 65, takes a pill as part of his effort to help keep his brain healthy and sharp. The medicine isn't some miracle drug or a vitamin to stave off memory loss. The pill is his blood pressure … [Read more...]

Sign Language Gives People with Dementia a Way to Speak

John “Alec” Stephenson, an administrator at the Silverado Aspen Park memory care community in Salt Lake City, raised a son with a hearing impairment. As many parents of children who are hearing impaired, the family embraced sign … [Read more...]

What is the Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care?

Penny's father was being discharged from the hospital after his latest fainting spell from low blood pressure. Having suffered from Parkinson's for more than 20 years, he regressed during his stay, and he was having serious … [Read more...]

Ignoring Hearing Loss Can Dramatically Increase Likelihood of Dementia

Q. I am convinced that my mom is experiencing hearing loss. I find myself repeating things I say and shouting just so she'll hear me. She also turns the TV up so loud that I can hear it on the other side of the house! I think she … [Read more...]

Shocking New Study: Alzheimer’s Found in Children and Linked to Air Pollution

Amy took her daughter, Madison, to visit her grandmother in the memory care unit of the nursing home. Madison's grandmother's Alzheimer's had progressed a lot since they last saw her. Madison was perplexed by the changes in … [Read more...]

Who is This Man and What Did He Do with My Husband?

Photo: Ruth and Michael French, NY Times video Thirty years ago, Ruth married Michael French, a smart, good-natured, hardworking man. Michael was an engineer, lectured at conventions, did volunteer work, belonged to a history … [Read more...]

Should Dad Give Up His Guns?

Q. My father loves three things most in life: his antique cars, his dogs, and his guns. The shooting range has been like a second home to him since mom died. It's the place he gathers with buddies to socialize and let off … [Read more...]

Dozens of Dementia Treatments Have Failed. Will This One Work?

Peter Wooding (77) is among the 5 million Americans who are facing Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most devastating diagnoses today. Happily married for more than 50 years, Peter and his wife Joanne are not going to sit back and … [Read more...]