Early Dementia Detection is Crucial to Treatment

Early Dementia Detection is Crucial to Treatment

Early Dementia Detection is Crucial to Treatment
We all 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 age and more serious...

Caring for Yourself and Your Family Member

Caring for Yourself and Your Family Member

Family caregiving requires a balance of caring for yourself and the one that you are caring for. The article provides tips on how to manage.

Living Well with Dementia: How Psychologists Can Help

Living Well with Dementia: How Psychologists Can Help

A diagnosis of dementia can be emotionally overwhelming for the individual as well as the family. Individuals with dementia require more intensive care and assistance as the dementia worsens. Though there may not be a way to completely alleviate symptoms of dementia, maintaining sleep patterns, a healthy diet, regular exercise, cognitive stimulation and socialization can help people with dementia maintain a normal level of functioning for as long as possible.

When Sleep and Memory Problems Co-occur: Which Came First?

When Sleep and Memory Problems Co-occur: Which Came First?

The relationship between sleep and memory/attention problems can be bi-directional. It’s sometimes not clear which is causing which, says Dr. Mark DeVries.

Memory Loss and Aging: Why it Might Not Be Dementia

Memory Loss and Aging: Why it Might Not Be Dementia

When older adults begin to notice their memory is not as sharp as it used to be, they sometimes fear they are developing dementia. This is especially true for people with a family history, who may think to themselves, “Grandma…

Neuropsychological Evaluation: What to Expect

Neuropsychological Evaluation: What to Expect

Dr. Mark DeVries provides an overview of what to expect at a neuropsychological evaluation so it’s less mysterious and less daunting.

Self-Care is Vital When You’re Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Self-Care is Vital When You’re Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can be physically, emotionally and financially challenging. The demands of day-to-day care, changing family roles and making difficult decisions on behalf of a family member are hard to handle. That’s…

Tips for Living Well with Dementia

Tips for Living Well with Dementia

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…

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…

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. Symptoms of Early Onset Dementia Early…