Alcohol Consumption Increases Dementia Risk

Alcohol consumption and dementia have a complex relationship. And the landscape is changing. In the past few years, research has been published suggesting: Red wine as part of the Mediterranean diet may lower dementia risk. Heavy drinking has been linked to increased...

Ten Dementia Warning Signs

How do I tell if my mom or dad has dementia? What are some of the warning signs? In this post I want to tell you about 10 warning signs that may indicate dementia is present. If you recognize them in your mom or dad, a trip to the doctor is warranted. Memory loss As...

Is Your Mom or Dad Getting Enough Sleep?

Is you mom or dad getting a good quality sleep? Are they sleeping a lot during the day and then not very much at night? Are you worried that they are not well-rested when they wake up in the morning? Getting a good night’s sleep is critical for good brain health, yet...

How Alzheimer’s Patients Can Stay Home, With Love and Planning

An Alzheimer’s diagnosis may break your heart, especially if the diagnosis falls on someone you love. Many spouses, children, and grandchildren step valiantly up to the plate when a relative becomes cognitively disabled. These heroic family members often decide to...

Dementia and Emotional Memory

Individual challenged by dementia have strong emotional memories. They remember how you make them feel, even if they don’t remember your exact words. You can use the power of their emotional memory to build relationships with them.   Use Emotional Memory...