September 20, 2017

Alzheimer’s May Be Preventable

  Tomorrow is World Alzheimer’s Day. The statistics remain grim. And there is still no cure in sight. But there is hope. A team of experts created a bit of a stir this year at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference when they declared that one-third of all cases of dementia could be prevented through lifestyle... Read More
June 20, 2017

Physical Activity May Be Able to Protect the Brain from Alzheimer’s

  Most people are aware of the benefits of regular physical activity. Not only does exercise help maintain a healthy weight and keep a body strong and fit, it has been shown to decrease your risk for a number of diseases, including heart disease, stroke, some cancers, diabetes and osteoporosis, just to name a few.... Read More
May 22, 2017

Music and Art Therapy Help People Living with Dementia

  Almost everyone understands the power of the arts in touching people’s lives. Most all of us can remember a time when a song came on the radio that evoked a particular memory or emotion. Or seen a painting that drew us in and made us smile or cry. Because of their powerful ability to... Read More
February 21, 2017

Should Memory Lapses Be a Cause for Concern?

  Jim saw a great movie over the weekend and as he described the plot in detail to a coworker on Monday, she asked the name of the movie. But Jim couldn’t remember. Sarah was in the middle of making a birthday cake for her daughter Ashley and discovered she was missing some ingredients. She... Read More
February 6, 2017

Maintaining Love and Intimacy When a Loved One has Alzheimer’s

  This Valentine’s Day, couples across the country will celebrate their love for one another by going out for a nice meal, exchanging flowers, cards and other expressions of romance, or simply by curling up in from of the fire and reminiscing about past romantic escapades. For those whose spouse has Alzheimer’s or another form... Read More
January 20, 2017

Dementia and Depression – How to Help Someone You Love Get the Help They Need

  According to the Alzheimer’s Association, every 66 seconds, someone in America develops the disease. For many of these people, depression will soon follow. The fear and anxiety surrounding the potential inability to remember life’s most cherished moments – and loved ones – can leave people feeling hopeless. Unfortunately, diagnosing depression in someone living with... Read More