Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

How to Cope & Live with Alzheimer’s

In 2020, millions of people will receive the shattering news of an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis. Every week I share critical information and guide people through the aging process, and Alzheimer’s disease is something that comes up frequently for families. While this is never something you want to experience, [...]

2019-12-16T15:55:20-05:00December 16th, 2019|Alzheimer's and Dementia Care, Elder Law|

Symptoms of Multi-infarct Dementia

• Uneven, downward decline in mental function. • Small infarcts are followed by some recovery. • Onset may be confusion, followed by gradual, spotty memory loss. • Speech disturbances may be present. • Hallucination and symptoms of delirium. Multi-infarct Dementia is sometimes confused with Alzheimer’s disease. With Multi-infarct Dementia, early treatment of hypertension and vascular disease may prevent progression of [...]

2015-12-29T16:19:42-05:00December 29th, 2015|Alzheimer's and Dementia Care|

On Being Mentally Sharp

New research reported in the Wall Street Journal found that learning to multi-task in a fast-paced environment improved the cognitive ability of older adults, and the improvement was long lasting. Volunteers 60-85 were asked to play a video game called NeuroRacer which required them to steer a car down a winding road. As signs popped up, the volunteers had to [...]

2019-01-02T15:59:11-05:00September 17th, 2014|Alzheimer's and Dementia Care|

The Brain Can Change

By Amy Overman, professor of neuroscience and psychology at Elon University Amy Overman, professor of neuroscience and psychology at Elon University, is an expert in aging and memory including 15 years researching memory in older adults. I have noticed I am not feeling quite as sharp as I used to feel. Is this normal? The brain’s speed of processing and [...]

Keeping a Sharp Memory

Your lifestyle, what you eat and drink and how you treat your body, affects your memory as well as your physical health and wellbeing. Here are five things to keep your mind and body sharp and healthy. 1. Manage stress. Daily stresses such as deadline pressures or petty arguments can distract and affect your ability to focus and recall; however, [...]

2013-12-14T00:34:03-05:00December 14th, 2013|Alzheimer's and Dementia Care|
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