Dementia is a disorder of the brain that causes memory and behavioral changes.
Understanding what it is like to live with dementia can help you support someone with the condition. Living with dementia will affect a person's feelings, thoughts, and responses. It is important to recognize and respond to the person's emotional needs.
Music has a profound effect on our moods. When an upbeat tune comes on, it can be hard to resist tapping your feet, bobbing your head, or singing along! And just like that, your mood has been elevated.
It's so easy to get caught up in health fads. You can find innumerable people who seem knowledgeable online, who are marketing their own solutions to cure or prevent some of the world's most dreaded diseases. Alzheimer's disease is one of the most feared diseases, and, of course, everyone is hoping for a cure. When people advertise their own unproven solutions, they've got an easy market by preying on everyone's hopes and fears.
Mother’s Day is a time to reflect and honor the mother figures in your life. However, it can be challenging to figure out how to best celebrate with your Mom if she has dementia. I’ve compiled a few tips for creating a good day together (or apart, if you can’t be nearby).
As the Oscars approach this weekend, I wanted to bring attention to a special film that’s been nominated in six categories, including best picture, best actor (Anthony Hopkins), and best supporting actress (Olivia Colman). The Father is a moving film in which the main character, beautifully played by Anthony Hopkins, advances further and further into dementia.