Stolen Memories

Stolen Memories

The losses of Alzheimer’s disease mount for patients and their families Lynn Roberts first noticed her mother’s memory issues in…

What it’s Like to Live with Dementia

What it’s Like to Live with Dementia

Chicago resident Tom Doyle shares with us what living with dementia is like for him. Here are his words, as…

7 Foundations for a Healthy Brain

7 Foundations for a Healthy Brain

While growing older can bring maturity and wisdom, it can also bring a decline in our cognitive abilities, like memory,…

How Different Types of Dementia Affect the Brain

How Different Types of Dementia Affect the Brain

Restituto Miranda Sr. occasionally reminisced about driving a taxicab, working in an office supplies store and riding his motorcycle. But…

Dealing with Dementia

Dealing with Dementia

Types of memory loss vary, but the effects can be profound Rosemary Pagura of Elk Grove Village and her friends…

Many with Lewy Body Dementia Also Have Alzheimer’s disease

Many with Lewy Body Dementia Also Have Alzheimer’s disease

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What’s the difference between Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer’s? How is Lewy body dementia diagnosed? ANSWER: Doctors…

Build an action plan for Alzheimer’s

Build an action plan for Alzheimer’s

People who are newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease typically experience a tsunami of emotions: disbelief, fear, anger, depression, sense of…

Brain Drain

Brain Drain

As we age, our brains begin to decline, and problems start to arise The brain is the epicenter of our…

Don’t Forget About Alzheimer’s

Don’t Forget About Alzheimer’s

There’s no cure, but researchers are hoping to prevent the most common type of dementia Traffic unexpectedly slowed on Green…

Decline in dementia rate offers ‘cautious hope’

Decline in dementia rate offers ‘cautious hope’

By Beverly Merz Harvard Health Blog According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2015 Facts and Figures sheet: “The number of Americans…

New ways to help dementia patients

New ways to help dementia patients

By Sally Abrahms, Kiplinger Retirement Report Lynn Porter has helped people with dementia learn to draw and led an American…

Memory lapses — when not to worry

Memory lapses — when not to worry

By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: I just turned 70. I have always had a great memory. But now I occasionally…

Alzheimer’s patients can craft their own care plans

Alzheimer’s patients can craft their own care plans

By Eleanor Laise, Kiplinger’s Retirement Report Caring for someone with dementia can present a host of difficult questions. When should…