The word "DEMENTIA" can be a scary vision in today's world. It seems the more we know about it, the more we know there is much more to learn. Seldom does the diagnosis impact just one individual as there is almost always a caregiver ... [Continue Reading]
Magic Moments in Dementia Care
Trying to find successful interactions in the care of persons with dementia can be taxing on both the care giver and the person impacted directly by by the disease. The following link contains an article I wrote titled "Magic Moments in ... [Continue Reading]
A cure for Alzheimer’s disease?
Any time we see the words "cure" and "Alzheimer's" linked together our hearts beat fast and our minds race with thoughts of "could this be true?" Just recently I found myself pouring over a bit of news with that same feeling. I read how ... [Continue Reading]
New Alzheimer’s Drug Shows Great Promise…
A new drug in phase three testing from Eli Lilly called Solanezumab has all medical eyes watching closely. "Sola" as it has been nicknamed has shown great promise in test groups with a 34% success rate of slowing the disease process, ... [Continue Reading]
Dementia Caregivers need C.A.R.E.
To be a caregiver is something one has to experience first hand to fully appreciate or understand. To be a dementia caregiver lacks words to adequately describe. To provide "care" for another is to give part of yourself away. We do this ... [Continue Reading]
The Purple Angel…
If you have not heard of her yet, it is likely you will in the near future. She is making her way across the world as a symbol of Hope, Protection, Inspiration and Universal Team work to raise awareness for those who have dementia related ... [Continue Reading]
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month!!
With 47 million people currently living with dementia world wide, there is much work to be done to bring awareness to the critical facts regarding Alzheimer's disease including the positive message found within the horrific facts we hear ... [Continue Reading]
Should I worry about Vitamin D?
We continue to hear more confirmation from research that low levels of Vitamin D are linked to increased risks of developing Alzheimer's disease. The buzz is so strong it has sent many of us to the doctor just to have our blood work ... [Continue Reading]
Sing like no one is listening!
Recently I saw a poster on a wall that read "Sing like no one is listening." I smiled and thought what a great idea, especially given all the physical, emotional and cognitive benefits singing brings to us. Singing daily by ourselves is ... [Continue Reading]
Predicting Alzheimer’s disease decades before symptoms?
While there have been several breakthrough studies announced in recent news related to Alzheimer's research, few are as exciting as the possibility that we may soon be able to detect Alzheimer's disease years before symptoms develop. ... [Continue Reading]