I’m Still Here engages, gives hope to people living with dementia
By Susan Gonsalves, Contributing Writer WINCHESTER – In the news, dementia is typically presented as a disease that robs you of yourself and makes you...
Wandering and dementia -aspects and the risk of falling
Wandering, a complex motor, cognitive and behavioral disorder, is a common symptom among patients with dementia. A contemporary definition for wandering is: “A syndrome of dementia-related locomotion behavior having a frequent, repetitive, temporally disordered, and/or spatially disoriented nature that is manifested in lapping, random, and/or pacing patterns, some of which are associated with eloping, eloping attempts, or getting lost unless accompanied.”
Alzheimer’s debate: Test if can’t treat?
Here’s why it’s an issue: Many people have brain plaques, suggesting they might be developing Alzheimer’s even if they don’t have any symptoms.
After the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease: So what now!!
By Micha Shalev, Co-owner of The Oasis at Dodge Park, Dodge Park Rest Home and The Adult Day Club at Dodge Park “Are you kidding...
A seat at the table
By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D., Executive Director, Colony Retirement Homes “Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.” Gertrude Stein There is...
How to choose adult day care for loved one
By Micha Shalev No matter how efficiently and effortlessly you have adapted your life to the role of caregiver, eventually you are going to need...
One likely cause of memory impairment that’s rarely suspected
When life’s challenges include memory loss or dementia, your perceptions, relationships, and priorities inevitably shift. Changes to our sleep patterns naturally occur with aging, but scientists are finding links between changes to sleep and senior memory impairment, cognitive decline, and even dementia. When we get older, we begin to forget things. That’s the common wisdom, anyway, and it’s not far from the truth. It’s long been known that sleep plays a strong role in memory consolidation, but now, research is showing that age-related changes to the sleeping brain disrupt the normal pathways to memory formation, leading to that forgetfulness we associate with growing older.
Two generations share roof, but live separate
When it came time to live closer to his in-laws, Siegle had trouble finding something that he could adapt or expand to fit his needs. Instead, he found a suitable subdivision close to Traverse City, designed a house, had it built and moved in last summer.
National Family Caregivers Month
By Catherine Walsh, Marketing Communications, Intercity Home Care November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and it’s also National Family Caregivers Month. As we acknowledge both...
Tips to pick the best nursing home
Finding the right nursing home for an elderly loved one is a daunting task. And it’s one most of us will face, as two-thirds of people over 65 will need nursing home care, at least temporarily.