*** Young Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (and let’s go ahead and include its nasty cousin Frontotemporal Dementia) is the atom bomb of devastating illnesses. Here’s why: It is insidious. Long before it is diagnosed in someone usually 40-60 years old, it ...Read More »
5 Tips for Dealing with the Holidays and Dementia
Contrary to our well-intentioned beliefs, holiday celebrations are not always enjoyable for our friends with Alzheimer’s disease. We might assume that seeing family and friends, enjoying a nice meal, or dressing up for a special occasion would be a welcomed ...Read More »
Get Some Sleep!
Heed this, Caregivers, living your 36 hour day. *** Everybody knows that there just aren’t enough hours in the day, and sometimes sleep seems like a time consuming nuisance. But research has shown there are lots of health ailments related ...Read More »
Amyloid… Friend or Foe?
There is a longstanding hypothesis in research that beta amyloid- a build up of abnormally folded proteins- is responsible for Alzheimer’s disease. The theory is that a build up of amyloid blocks the flow of nutrients in and out ...Read More »
The Nebulous World Of Family Dynamics And Dementia
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. ~Barbara Bush My thoughts today pertain to the nebulous world of family dynamics. Although no two families are the same, there are plenty of similarities worth discussing ...Read More »