Many of us have or had loved ones that has been affected by Alzheimer’s. It is not easy to watch, as your loved one fades away. You know they are still in there and love them regardless. The disconnect is hard to experience, and you can only hope that one day you are not cursed […]
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is the step between normal age related brain decline and dementia. You are in this stage when you and those closest to you have noticed a decline in areas of memory, language or judgement but are still able to handle your everyday life and regular activities. Research out of the University […]
Alzheimer’s is a disease that effects you mentally and physically, leaving you completely helpless and at the will of others care. It also affects your loved one’s, for they are watching a person loose their independence right before their very eyes. It is hurtful to watch, and can be devastating to those affected. Luckily we […]
A new battery of tests has been developed at MGH in order to identify people who do not yet have clinical Alzheimer’s but are at increased risk for developing it. This is important because identifying these people allows for beginning treatment earlier and for research into new therapies for alleviating Alzheimer’s. This new way to […]
Increased activity during the holiday season can be challenging. More large group gatherings, more shopping and a general increase in the speed of life raises stress levels for everyone. If you are the primary caregiver for an individual living with dementia it can feel like too much. So how do you survive the holiday season?
Depression is a dark cloud that lowers on us and destroys our emotional well-being. It drains away our pleasure in life and can lead us to feelings of despair and hopelessness. One of the natural outcomes of depression is withdrawal, leaving individuals isolated and without support.
I love hearing stories about people in their golden years that are still accomplishing great things. It gives me hope for the future. Michelangelo was still creating when he was over 80. Benjamin Franklin invented bifocals when he was 79, possibly out of necessity. Frank Lloyd Wright worked on the Guggenheim Museum up until he […]