Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Dorian Martin

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Losing a Loved One During the Holidays Can Take a Toll

I received an unwanted phone call yesterday while having lunch with Dad. No, it wasn’t a scam or a sales call. Instead, it was a call from an elderly gentleman who I had met during the past year. Trying to hold back tears, he told me that his wife of 60-plus years had passed away earlier that morning after a long battle with... Read moreChevron

Christine Kennard

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Human Brain Donation is Important to Future Treatments in Dementia

When I decided to donate my brain for research into dementia and other types of diseases associated with aging, Michelle, a research nurse specialist, came to tell me all about it. We talked about what would happen following my death and most importantly, how my brain would be used to help scientists. She told me what ethical safeguards are in... Read moreChevron

Dorian Martin

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Film Highlights Benefit of Music Therapy for Dementia

What memories do you have of music? Not to date myself but one of my earliest memories was when my mom would sing the Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand” as she offered her guidance crossing the street when I was a youngster. My father’s memories are different. He loves classical music which he learned during the music... Read moreChevron

posted 12/12/2014, comments (0)|
Carol Bradley Bursack

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Author, blogger and eldercare columnist

Faith and Alzheimer’s

How can faith help both caregivers and people with dementia get through something that makes no sense even to those who believe in a loving God – or maybe especially to those who believe in a loving God?

 

Many people have asked me this question. My own spiritual beliefs have been vital to my caregiving life, but I... Read moreChevron

posted 12/11/2014, comments (0)|
Christine Kennard

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Brain Donation for Dementia Research

I have decided to donate my brain for research into dementia. It is something I have been thinking about for some time. I like the idea that I can be of use to others even after my death. Who knows, it might be my brain tissues that help scientists make the big break through into Alzheimer's!

 

So many of us are living... Read moreChevron

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