Elder Care – Caregiving and Dementia

Elder Care All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them. -Isak Dinesen THE FIRST TIME I ACTED as a caregiver was when my parents celebrated their wedding anniversary with a party at our house. One of the guests was my Aunt Fanny (not her real […]

Living With Dementia is All About Choices

I like routines-predictable and comfortable. Since my husband, Dave, was diagnosed with Frontotemporal dementia 3 ½ years ago, my life has been anything but routine. The brain is our most complex organ, making it difficult for scientists to predict the exact progression of brain diseases, like Alzheimer’s & related dementias. It took 2 years to […]

Living With Dementia is All About Choices

I like routines-predictable and comfortable. Since my husband, Dave, was diagnosed with Frontotemporal dementia 3 ½ years ago, my life has been anything but routine. The brain is our most complex organ, making it difficult for scientists to predict the exact progression of brain diseases, like Alzheimer’s & related dementias. It took 2 years to […]

Caring For Seniors With Dementia

This article will help explaining about the dementia and general information pertaining to it. I will provide some useful tips for people helping their seniors with this disease. You will find some real practical and realistic solutions to issues you face while taking care of people suffering from dementia. While many of you will be […]

Early Prevention From Senile Dementia

You have lived your life through the years, implanting wonderful memories of your life, like the times you have spent with your dearest ones, and your goals that have made you soar to the sky. But do you ever wonder how it feels like if, one day, you find yourself not remembering any of those […]

Driving and Dementia

When some one is first diagnosed with a dementia disease it can be devastating for both the patient and the family to realize that he or she will eventually need to rely on others to provide their care. One of the first areas of independence that is lost is the ability to drive. To drive […]

The Challenges to the Caregiver When Dealing With End Stage Dementia

End stage dementia is the last of the three stages of dementia. The challenges of this stage are dramatically different for the earlier stages. Many family caregivers are exhausted and often burned out from providing care at home when they get to this level of care. The care giving skills needed are dramatically different than […]

The Difference Between Alzheimer’s Disease And Dementia

I am often asked to explain the difference between Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and Dementia. In a nutshell, dementia is a symptom, and Alzheimer’s Disease is the cause. But the question deserves a much more thorough response, and Dr. Robert Stern, Director of Boston University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s Clinical Core (photo, left) provided this response to […]

Confusion, Delirium, Dementia (and Alzheimers)

Most people lump these three conditions into one and call it Alzheimers, Dementia, or Senility (you don’t hear people refer to delirium much any more). But these three are different, despite the fact that they all refer to a disorder in thinking and rational processing and all three may have physical causes. In brief, not […]