Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s Disease

How Do You Know It’s Dementia When Dad Can Still Do the New York Times Crossword?

The onset of early dementia is not always obvious. Especially when your loved one is smart and can compensate for memory loss, or is clever and determined to hide symptoms, it can be difficult to know whether what seems “off” … Continue reading

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It’s Midnight: Is Your Parent Safe at Home Alone?

One of the major thresholds of parenting is knowing when you can leave your kids at home on their own. Are they responsible enough to make appropriate choices while you’re out? Could they leave the house safely in case of … Continue reading

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On Creating Dementia-Friendly Communities

By now, we are all far too familiar with that ubiquitous announcement in airports and train stations: “If you see something, say something.” Of course, we’re all supposed to be on the lookout for suspicious, dangerous behaviors among our fellow … Continue reading

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Brain Injuries from Falls Pose a Growing Threat for Older Adults: 7 Tips to Reduce Fall Risk

The older we get, the greater the risk of falling. Lost flexibility, diminished sense of balance, medications that cause dizziness or weakness, lack of attention, nerve damage to feet, chronic disease that takes a toll—any or all may contribute to … Continue reading

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The Loneliness Factor

No one is a stranger to loneliness. The “pain of being alone,” as philosopher Paul Tillich described it, is part of being human. But prolonged loneliness, the inability to find or maintain social connections, is a struggle for a significant … Continue reading

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