“OUR FAVORITES BOOK LIST” RECOMMENDED BY AUTHORS AND OTHERS WITH DEMENTIA OR THEIR CAREGIVERS (If you have a suggestion, please add to the comments below) Every day, I receive many more reading recommendations from others than I have time to review. Yet, each new book sounds insightful, helpful and fresh. These recommendations may come from […]
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Hearing loss in the Memory Impaired is more common than suspected Hearing loss is far more common than many suspect. Of the hard of hearing individuals the most prolific cause is age related hearing loss, a condition that can start in a person’s 40s but which is most apparent in the over 65s. In fact, […]
Is it Alzheimer’s or Simple Aging? Sometimes it’s difficult to know the difference– Memory loss is common, particularly among men and women over the age of 65. This could be a simple moment of forgetfulness or it may represent something far more serious. The reality is that people are diagnosed with dementia and progressive brain […]
“When Memory Fades, Sunrise Stories from Real People, by Ronda Knuth” is more than a book of stories. Ronda Knuth shares wonderful vignettes about the people she cares for at Sunrise Senior Living Community at Pinehurst in Denver, Colorado. More than sharing short moments in their lives, Ronda describes it as the place she goes […]
Most of us practice Chronotherapy twice a year when we change our clocks and expect our inner clock to adjust and reset without upset. Sometimes it’s not a smooth transition as falling asleep can struggle against the change of early/or late hour. There may be a similar struggle when you take your medications if chronotherapy […]
Review: My Mom My Hero – by Lisa Hirsch As Lisa Hirsch’s mother, Ruthie, began the journey into Alzheimers, Lisa decided to pen thoughts and feelings in a spiral notebook. Their relationship had often been ambivalent and Lisa thought writing about their issues could bring more comfort than arguing with her mother. For many years […]
Getting old is inevitable. Some elderly people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. This is the progressive decline of cognitive function such as language, behavior, judgement, emotions and our ability to function with complex tasks. Once this disease progresses with an aging loved one, there is often need to assist them […]
Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a range of symptoms that accompany a number of conditions that affect brain function. Dementia symptoms may include problems with speech, perception, cognitive skills or personality. Alzheimer’s disease is only one of the many conditions that can cause symptoms of dementia. Understanding and promoting proper care […]
Residential Care for the Elderly – Funding Options While living at home is still a possibility for many elderly people, others find that it becomes more difficult to remain independent as they grow older. A residential care home facility can be a good way for older people to get the services they need in one […]