Dementia Test

Memory Loss is Normal for Older Adults (FALSE) … so WHY get tested?

Memory Loss is Normal for Older Adults (FALSE) … so WHY get tested?

Getting tested for memory issues can lead to a host of benefits, including the return of your memory.

Difficult People and Dementia

Difficult People and Dementia

When I hear the statistics about older adults living with dementia, I immediately dismiss them because I believe they are just too low. I know there are many people living with dementia that were never diagnosed and so they have never been counted. I understand why families choose not to pursue testing. However, I also […]

Knowing the type of Dementia Helps Everyone

Knowing the type of Dementia Helps Everyone

Changes in mood, thinking, and memory should be discussed with your primary care physician and diagnosed. It can benefit the individual as well as the care partners.

Herpes Vaccine Fighting Alzheimer’s?

Herpes Vaccine Fighting Alzheimer’s?

Who would have guessed that the herpes treatment might prevent Alzheimer’s?

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. […]