Archive for the ‘Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care’ Category
Recently, a few of my colleagues and I were invited to a screening for the new documentary, Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts. This film highlighted just how unprepared we are as […]
While we cover a lot of topics here on our AgeRight Blog, we certainly had a few stand out pieces this year on a range of topics that covered senior […]
How can I help someone with dementia? 7 out of 10 people who have dementia live alone. Providing assistance with some of the most troublesome daily activities can make their day so much more enjoyable.
While it was announced in 2014 that Robin Williams was suffering from an undiagnosed case of Lewy Body Dementia, a disease causing memory loss and other neurological and physical symptoms, recent interviews with his wife discussing the severity of his symptoms highlights the need for better testing and diagnosis of this condition that afflicts 1.4 million Americans.
Increased awareness of dementia and better knowledge of this affliction, knowing how it affects our families and communities and understanding how any one of us can help, would truly enhance the quality of life for those living with it. This is the basis for a Dementia Friendly Community.
Alzheimer’s disease and dementia can be especially confusing for a young child or even a teenager. They may feel hurt not to be remembered or scared by a grandparent’s change in behavior. Educate your child about the disease, prepare for visits, and talk often about feelings.
Providing HOPE is one of many goals of the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center (BU ADC). We hope to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and inspire others to believe that there is hope in finding a cure. Without research participation, the BU ADC could not perform its cutting-edge research that is so desperately needed to cure Alzheimer’s and help those with the disease.
At the turn of the 20th century, the average life expectancy was a mere 49 years, and dementia was a rare phenomenon. Today’s average life expectancy exceeds 77 years. As […]
A common goal for anyone reading this is the eventual cure and eradication of Alzheimer’s disease. Every 69 seconds another individual develops this devastating brain disease. Currently, over 5.4 million […]