When most people think of dementia they probably think of Alzheimer’s disease. Since Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, and one of the biggest risk factors for developing AD is age, new developments to combat the disease are often in the news.
There are, however, other types of dementia that are just as... Read more
For the most part, I’ve always been a “glass half full” person. Even during very trying times, I try to find the good in what’s happening, or at least contemplate what I can learn from the negative aspects of life. After reading about a study done by Utah State University, I realize that as a caregiver for multiple people,... Read more
During a time when my father-in-law was ill, I sat with him while my mother-in-law went to the grocery store. This store was only a few blocks away from their home and she’d made the trip routinely for years. Only this time, she was gone so long we were worried. Once she finally returned she admitted to getting lost and having had trouble... Read more
The United States Senate Special Committee on Aging recently released a report examining how five nations with developed economies are approaching the growing numbers of aging adults with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, within their borders. The nations studied are the United States, Australia, France, Japan and Britain. Each of... Read more
Taking away an elder’s driving privileges is one of the most dreaded challenges that adult children, or spouses of people with dementia, face. The ability to drive oneself to a chosen destination is often the ultimate sign of independence. Conversely, being forced to stop driving is generally viewed by elders as a major loss of independence.... Read more