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Category Archives: Dementia Care

How to plan dementia-friendly holidays

Let’s be honest – the holidays are stressful. There’s all the shopping, cooking and day-of- celebration chaos. The kids are running around like wild monkeys, the babies are crying and the TV is blaring. Combine all this craziness and cacophony … Continue reading

Too Much Sleep May Warn of Dementia

Many of us are familiar with some of the common sleep problems often experienced by people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. They may have difficulty sleeping, want to nap a lot or become restless and agitated in the late afternoon … Continue reading

Healthy Eating: MED Diet vs MIND Diet

After nearly 15 years serving families in the elder care industry, I am excited about some of the latest science that suggests lifestyle choices make a difference when it comes to Alzheimer’s and other dementias’ prevention. Of course, it means … Continue reading

Doctor Describes Differences in Dementia, Depression, Delirium

I recently attended a luncheon for professionals in the caregiving industry. Henry Williams, MD, a gerontologist with the Overlake Senior Care program spoke to the group about the “Differentiation of Dementia, Depresssion and Delirium.” I was fascinated by his straightforward … Continue reading

Life Long Learning Offers Elderly Lots of Benefits, Including Dementia and Alzheimer’s Prevention

I don’t know about you, but I’m terrible at crossword puzzles and foreign languages. The good news is that research shows there are lots more ways than these to stave off dementia. According to tons of research, life long learning … Continue reading