Sandra Day O’Connor Was a “Legal Pioneer for Bringing Awareness to Alzheimer’s” 

Sandra Day O’Connor, who was appointed as the nation's first female Supreme Court justice in 1981, died in Phoenix, Arizona last Friday at the age of 93. She died from a respiratory illness, with complications from Alzheimer’s, … [Read more...]

What Behavioral Challenges Can You Expect from a Loved One with Dementia?

Dementia poses many challenges for people struggling with it, for caregivers, and for others who are close to them. It can be especially hard to witness and cope with common behaviors that often arise from certain forms of … [Read more...]

Seven Million Americans Have Mild Cognitive Impairment and May Not Know It

Q. Last week, I read your article about “Tip-of-the Tongue” moments, where someone can forget a word occasionally. I was relieved when you said, for the most part, this is not a sign of dementia and can be associated with normal … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How Fast Does Alzheimer’s Typically Progress?  

Dear Kiwi and Mango,   My friend’s husband was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. They want to go do all of the items on his bucket list while he still has his wits about him. I’m wondering if you know how fast Alzheimer’s … [Read more...]

Are “Tip-of-the-Tongue” Moments Normal or a Cause for Concern?

Q. Not long ago, I used to have a great command of the English language, but now I keep forgetting simple words during a conversation. I’ll be having a conversation, then stop because a word is on the tip of my tongue. Sometimes … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Could a Dog Dementia Cure Work in Humans?

Dear Hayek, I read that dogs can get dementia and that there are some successful treatments available. I find this to be fascinating. Could these same treatments that work in dogs possibly work in humans? Thanks for your … [Read more...]

Red Flags When Walking and Driving May Be Indicative of Dementia 

Some people take wide turns when they are walking or driving and get disoriented easily. Some drive slowly, while others are fast and erratic. Some get lost in their own neighborhood or have momentary lapses where they forget … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: New Guidelines Are Being Proposed for Diagnosing Alzheimer’s

Dear Raider, I read somewhere that someone will soon be able to receive a diagnosis for Alzheimer’s even if they have no symptoms or family history of the disease. How will this work? Thanks for your help! Diane … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: It’s World Alzheimer’s Month — Optimistic Findings from 2023

Dear Kiwi and Mango, I read that September is World Alzheimer’s Month. Is there any good news that can help me to be more optimistic about preventing dementia or a cure being on the horizon? Thanks so much! Opta … [Read more...]

What Can You Do to Protect a Loved One Who Has Spending Problems?

Q. My son, Ronnie, has bipolar disorder, and he often doesn’t take his medication. When he is having a manic episode and his mood is elevated, he often partakes in impulsive and irrational spending. At the same time, my mother … [Read more...]

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