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The Signs of Dementia

Not sure if someone you know is showing signs of dementia? This article lays out the common signs associated…

Taking Care of Your Winter Brain

With a little apology to the bard, Shakespeare may have been on to something when he spoke about the…

Study Examines Existing Tests That May Be Helpful in Assessing Safety of Drivers with Dementia

Driving with Dementia is dangerous. Dementia is a universal condition that can affect any person. People with dementia…

ICU Ventilators Overused with Advanced-Dementia Patients

Recently JAMA Internal Medicine published a study of over 635,008 hospitalizations of nursing home patients that suffered from…

Sleep Disorders and Dementia

Getting a good night’s sleep is critical for good brain health, yet many older adults experience trouble sleeping. Our…

Why Dementia Burden May Be Less Than Feared

The disease that everyone fears: Dementia. This disease alone costs the United States $200 billion dollars annually. Experts…

Meta-Analysis: 9 Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease

There are many factors that lead to Alzheimer’s. Of them, obesity is the top thing to think about….

Ten Tips for Effective Communication

Communication is important in every relationship and communicating with someone with dementia is crucial to maintain the relationship. In…

The Paradox of Dementia: Changes in Assimilation After Receiving a Diagnosis of Dementia

A recent study was conducted on how people assimilated to life after being diagnosed with dementia. Six individuals…

Midlife Physical Activity is Associated with Better Cognition in Old Age

The article speaks about a longitudinal study that followed 3050 twins in Finland over a span of 25…