February 20, 2024

How Hearing Health Shapes Your Brain

In the journey of aging optimally, few things are as crucial as maintaining clear thinking and sharp cognition. But did you know that your hearing health plays a significant role in keeping your mind in top shape as you grow older? Hearing and brain function are intertwined, and taking care of your hearing isn’t just... Read More
October 9, 2023

Alzheimer’s Disease: The Latest Trends in Research and Treatment

Researchers around the world are working on thousands of studies to discover new treatments, prevention strategies, and ways to enhance the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Most recently, some of this work has paid off with the introduction of two prescription medications that may slow the progression of the disease. Several... Read More
September 11, 2023

Your Legacy: A ‘Stamp on the Future’

The idea behind leaving a legacy is to leave a lasting footprint, be it tangible or intangible, that reminds future generations of your contributions, values, beliefs, and impact on the world. It’s about being remembered and having made a difference, whether on a small scale or large. There are plenty of well-known people who left... Read More
June 22, 2023

Steps to Take After a New Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease can be overwhelming, scary, and devastating. June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, during which the Alzheimer’s Association encourages all of us to learn about this disease, especially if we know someone who has it.   It’s crucial to remember that life doesn’t stop with the diagnosis. But it’s important... Read More
December 15, 2022

Is It Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment?

One of the big health-related headlines this fall was the finding that almost 10% of U.S. adults age 65 and older have dementia, while another 22% have mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The study included nearly 3,500 individuals nationwide. It found that rates of dementia and mild cognitive impairment rose sharply with age: 3% of people... Read More
June 10, 2022

Six Things People Living with Dementia Want You to Know

Many people struggle with what to say and do when a family member, friend, co-worker or neighbor is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Efforts to be supportive can be dampened by concerns of saying or doing the wrong thing. Some people may even distance themselves from someone who’s been diagnosed, further deepening the... Read More
November 23, 2021

Supporting the Caregivers of Those Diagnosed with Dementia

More than 11 million people in the U.S. are currently providing unpaid care to a person living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, reports the Alzheimer’s Association. Nearly half of all caregivers (48%) who provide help to older adults do so for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. “Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia becomes... Read More
May 25, 2021

How Storytelling Helps Older People

Anyone who’s ever listened to an older person reminisce knows the range of emotions their storytelling can evoke – joy, sadness, awe, pride, and so much else. Storytelling is a fundamental human experience across cultures. And it can be inspiring – many of us who have dedicated our careers to helping seniors trace our paths... Read More
June 19, 2020

We Need to Talk About Dementia

University of Michigan researchers have discovered a paradox when it comes to the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders: people overestimate their risk, yet they do little to lower their risk! The experts polled a group of people, each in their 50s and early 60s, asking their thoughts about dementia. The poll revealed that... Read More
September 20, 2019

The Six Building Blocks of Brain Health

  September 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day. Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. One in three senior die with the disease of another form of dementia. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the country and with an aging population, its impact on society will continue to grow.... Read More