Dementia Test

Another reason to eat our veggies!

Another reason to eat our veggies!

Leafy greens can slow down brain aging by 11 years. Time to swap those fries for the salad!

Tougher Rules for Elderly Drivers

Tougher Rules for Elderly Drivers

On January 1st, Virginia implemented tougher rules for elderly drivers. They include requiring the individuals to renew in person, renewing their license every 5 years (instead of 8), and passing the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ vision requirements or presenting a vision statement no older than 90 days from an optometrist or ophthalmologist. When we […]

My Mom Repeats Herself, But She Doesn’t Have Dementia

My Mom Repeats Herself, But She Doesn’t Have Dementia

I care for two parents with dementia and in many conversations I have someone share “My Mom repeats herself, but she doesn’t have dementia.” I started in the same place several years ago. You just notice something is different, but you don’t know what it is exactly or what, if anything, you can do about it. […]

Is your mom going to be at the test on Monday?

When we were getting the results of the testing for my dad, the psychologist noted some issues with my mom’s memory and suggested she schedule a test. She couldn’t really disagree and my dad already went through it, so a test date is scheduled. I get a call from the psychologist asking if my mom […]

A simple test to check for early signs of dementia

If you have concerns about yourself or a loved one, there are a variety of tests available to try in the Alzheimer’s Reading Room. Here is one I tried … happy to tell you I don’t feel the need to seek any additional medical assistance for myself … at this time. SAGE is a brief […]