Dementia and the Faith Community

Dementia and the Faith Community

Dementia and the Faith Community

Many persons with dementia, especially those raised in religious households, benefit from attending services and having home visits. Connecting with their faith and faith community may bring peace, hope and some sense of familiarity. They can often take part in…

No One is Just Good or Just Bad

No One is Just Good or Just Bad

As humans we have a tendency to think in terms of people being good or bad. The truth is we have a mix in of both in all of us all the time.

Dementia: Not Just a Disease of Old Age

Dementia: Not Just a Disease of Old Age

  We tend to think of dementia as a problem of older adulthood. But sometimes dementia strikes in middle age. When it does, it can have devastating effects on individuals, families and the workplace. If you have read the book…

Living Well with Dementia: How Psychologists Can Help

Living Well with Dementia: How Psychologists Can Help

Although dementia mainly affects older people, it is not a normal part of aging. Dementia is a syndrome caused by a variety of brain illnesses that affect memory, thinking, behavior and the ability to perform everyday activities.1 Alzheimer’s disease is the…

Early Dementia Detection is Crucial to Treatment

Early Dementia Detection is Crucial to Treatment
Everyone knows that we become forgetful as we grow older, right? Wrong. Memory problems are not a normal part of aging, but it isn’t always easy to know the difference between normal changes that affect us as we grow older...

Art Therapy – Not Just for Kids

Art Therapy – Not Just for Kids
Usually when I ask someone to create art during a therapy session, the response is, "I'm not an artist." Yet walk into any preschool classroom where students are finger painting and, most likely, none of the children are concerned about...