Perhaps you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and you're not sure what that means. Here's information about the different stages of the illness. Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia. In basic terms, it affects thinking, memory, and function. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s change over time, although the pace of the… Continue reading Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease
Maybe it’s your mother who has Alzheimer’s, or it’s your husband who had a stroke and needs extra care. Their memory is failing. They repeat themselves in conversations, get lost when they leave the house, can’t hold onto new information or memories, won’t shower without a lot of convincing, and at times (and this is… Continue reading Dementia: is it time for a nursing home?
Dear Doc Column 1-27-18 Dear Doc, I’ve just turned 75 and the old brain isn’t like it used to be. I keep forgetting where I’ve parked. I forget names, lose things, forget to take my pills, and have been re-watching movies, forgetting I’ve already seen them. Any recommendations to keep me going? Hello, and thanks… Continue reading Tips to enhance thinking and deal with memory loss
Dear Doctor Column 1-20-18 Dear Doc, doctors tell us my aunt has "dementia." I know dementia has something to do with the memory, but what exactly is it? Are there any treatments? I'm sorry to hear about your aunt, but it's great that you're trying to learn more about what's going on with her. Hopefully… Continue reading My aunt has dementia
Ask the doctor: 1-14-18. Dear Doc, I'm in my 70's and have noticed my memory seems to be slipping. I’m having problems remembering people’s names. Does that mean I'm getting Alzheimer's? Many people have just that same question. As they age, they develop problems remembering names and occasionally forget where they parked their car, and… Continue reading Am I getting Alzheimer’s?