The Different Stages of Dementia: Mild, Moderate, Severe

Dementia is a progressive illness, meaning symptoms of the disorder become more severe over time. These changes may come relatively quickly or set in more gradually. Either way, supporting your

Types of Dementia: Alzheimer’s, Lewy Body, Vascular

The Alzheimer’s Association defines dementia as a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. This loss of mental ability may present as memory loss, confusion, inability

Treating Dementia: Medications, Lifestyle and Therapies

If your loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, you may experience information overload trying to understand all the treatment options.  While there is currently no cure for dementia, there

Dementia and Dignity: Quality of Life with Memory Loss

One of the best ways to help a loved one deal with dementia is to help them retain their dignity. Dementia can be a scary and confusing illness to live

Sundowner’s Syndrome: What Is It and What To Do

Sundowning is a phenomenon sometimes seen in patients with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. It can cause an exacerbation of symptoms, sometimes to such an extent that the

Parkinson’s Disease: A Basic Understanding

Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the brain that progresses gradually and affects motor function. It occurs most often in those aged 60 or older, and more often in men

Memory Loss Prevention Activities and Ideas

Some memory loss is as a normal part of the aging process, but there are steps you can take at any age to keep your mind sharp. Exercise daily. If

Dementia Communication Advice and Techniques

One of the most difficult aspects of having a loved one with dementia is not being able to communicate with them like you used to. You may find Mom is

Alzheimer’s Disease Warning Signs: What To Watch For

Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by memory loss that affect daily life and normal functioning. But how do you know if a loved one has Alzheimer’s or is just showing normal

Alzheimer’s Disease Info: Definitions and Symptoms

According to the CDC, Alzheimer’s disease is currently the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and the most common cause of dementia in seniors. Alzheimer’s is an