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Simple tools used in cognitive assessment visits enable PCPs to diagnose dementia

Dementia-related tools common to several medical societies and organizations that can be used by primary care physicians in diagnosing dementia, according to data presented at the American Geriatric Society Annual Scientific Meeting.

“Access to specialty clinics is limited; there is a need to develop a high-value model of dementia care into primary care setting,” Kevin […]

Why do so many women have Alzheimer’s? A conversation with Maria Shriver

Women comprise a startling two-thirds of all Alzheimer’s disease cases in the United States. And while we still don’t know exactly why women bear the brunt of the fatal cognitive disease, some hints are pointing toward hormones, lifestyle and the unique stresses on women.

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Summer tips for those with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

On Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Buffalo County Community Partner’s Coalition for Alzheimer’s and Dementia along with the Alzheimer’s Association is offering a Summer Tips presentation for free in Kearney to increase awareness, according to the officials.

Alzheimer’s officials said the event will be held at the Peterson Senior Activity Center, and will include a light […]

People with dementia should be offered activities that can help promote wellbeing

The recommendation comes in NICE’s updated quality standard on dementia published today (28 June 2019).

It says people living with dementia and people involved in their care should be given the opportunity to talk about their life experiences, preferences, interests, strengths with a healthcare professional. This can help the person living with dementia to choose […]

Combating Alzheimer’s

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, which marks an important time to talk about the widespread challenges facing our society due to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Indeed, these mysterious diseases have impacted all of us, whether we have had a family member or a friend suffer and tragically pass away as […]

12 things no one tells you about Alzheimer’s

Ask anyone what worries them most about getting older and more than a few people will say losing the ability to remember things is high up on their list. After a lifetime of making memories and forging meaningful relationships, the idea that a disease like Alzheimer’s could swoop in and steal it all away is, […]

Becoming dementia-friendly: Workshop offers tips to make community understanding, supportive

While 1 in 9 who are over 65 suffer from some form of dementia, that figure rises to one-half of all people 85 and over, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Although that statistic might make some uncomfortable, others say it illustrates a need for the Columbus area to be more dementia friendly — for residents […]

Shobna Gulati: The stigma around dementia must end

Ex-Coronation Street star Shobna Gulati has called for an end to the stigma around dementia.

The actress, best known for her role as Sunita Alahan in the soap, helps care for her mother, who is suffering from the disease, and wrote about her experiences in a blog for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

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How to Love with Dementia

What will I do when the person whom I love most in the world becomes terminally ill? What can prepare us for this dreadful moment when our worst fears become reality? Who and what will give us strength? A book by Robert “Bob” Fischbach, “Faithful as She Fades: A Memoir of Love and Dementia,” to […]

Debilitating dementia has family focused on living each day to fullest

As his mental capacities decline, Larry Largent’s wife Erica and his mom Jenny lean on each other to carry on their unexpected and untimely role as caregivers.

“We cry a lot and support each other,” said Jenny, who moved to Campanaro Lane with husband Larry Sr. and their five children more […]