Social Filters Can Come and Go When Living With Dementia

When working properly, our brains have a social filter. This is a thinking skill that most people have developed over time and can control without even realizing it. We all have unkind thoughts from time to time, but we do not always say out loud what we are thinking. Our social filter helps us use words and actions that show kindness and consideration to others. An example of this is when we get a handmade

Alzheimer’s or Other Dementia Increases Likelihood of Chronic Conditions

People with Alzheimer’s or other dementia’s have twice as many hospital stays per year as other older people. Almost two thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women. Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s or other dementia’s are more likely than those without dementia to have other chronic conditions. More than 85 percent of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia’s have one or more other chronic conditions. Cardiovascular diseases are common chronic conditions among people with Alzheimer’s: –

Live Brain Healthy – Improve Overall Health and Memory

My practice is dedicated to promoting the health of my patients through education on how to improve their brain health with nutrient rich food choices, exercise and well-being. Food Choices and Exercise I advocate maintaining an ideal body weight with a simple plan, choose fresh ingredients; avoid simple sugars; consume whole grains (nothing processed), and avoid fast foods. Beginning any new program can be challenging but it is worth it when you feel the results.

When to Seek Additional Help

Alzheimer’s/Dementia is a major illness in the United States. You do not think it will happen to you, and then one day it does. You come home to visit your Mom and she is frantically looking for her car keys. You ask her to back track her steps, and she is unable to do so. The only thing she can tell you is someone took them. She turns to you for help and when your

Dementia-Friendly Communities

Building dementia friendly communities in Illinois holds significant importance to the families and persons living with dementia. It is estimated that 220,000 people in Illinois have dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease and by 2025 the number will increase by 18% to 260,000 people. Too often, people living with dementia and their caregivers feel alone, isolated and unable to participate or engage in activities they have always loved. Dementia friendly communities have committed to working with

Alzheimer’s: The Importance of Minimizing Change

Changes can have a tremendous impact on a person with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, and the more prepared the family/caregiver is the better. The main underlying cause of memory loss and confusion is the progressive damage to brain cells caused by the disease. Sometimes your loved one may remember an important date about one person and not the other. Sometimes they may remember something significant about someone who they aren’t close to, but can’t remember something