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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 symptoms that could be the sign…
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.
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…
It can be hard to watch someone you love struggle with anxiety or depression. You may not be able to fix it completely, but you CAN offer love and patience.
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.
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 had dementia. I…
Dr. Mark DeVries provides an overview of what to expect at a neuropsychological evaluation so it’s less mysterious and less daunting.
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…
According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, more than a million Americans have a heart attack each year.1 The key to recovery? Paying attention to the mind as well as the body. That’s because a heart attack can affect…
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…

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