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 […]
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.
Who would have guessed that the herpes treatment might prevent Alzheimer’s?
Leafy greens can slow down brain aging by 11 years. Time to swap those fries for the salad!
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]