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: –

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

The Alzheimer’s Association’s 2018 Facts & Figures Report Reveals Increases in Alzheimer’s Prevalence and Costs of Care

With each passing year, new data continues to prove that Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic. Significant increases in costs and incidence, including care costs for individuals living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia’s surpassing a quarter of a trillion dollars have been reported in the Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report. However, this year’s report goes beyond the statistics with a special report on the financial and personal benefits of early diagnosis,

Memory Loss vs. Forgetfulness: How to Recognize the Difference

Here are some signs to look for when assessing whether or not your parent might be having a significant decline in their memory. If your mom and dad are advancing in years, chances are you’ve noticed some changes in their memory, like not remembering where they parked or forgetting to grab eggs at the grocery store. But where’s the line between “this is a normal part of aging” and “dad may need help”? Here are

The Alzheimer’s Association’s 2018 Facts & Figures Report Reveals Increases in Alzheimer’s Prevalence and Costs of Care

With each passing year, new data continues to prove that Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic. Significant increases in costs and incidence, including care costs for individuals living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia’s surpassing a quarter of a trillion dollars have been reported in the Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report. However, this years report goes beyond the statistics with a special report on the financial and personal benefits of early diagnosis,