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Sponsor spotlight: Understanding dementia (in partnership with Mukilteo Memory Care)

Dementia is an umbrella term for the general decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily activities.

Dementia impacts the aging process by deteriorating the brain and its functions to cause impairments in one or more functions. Normal aging does NOT include memory loss. Many people live long lives without cognitive changes or […]

Adult day program offers exercise, activities for those with dementia

The Brown Program, an adult day program for people with dementia, recently reopened the doors to their Southfield location after being closed for nearly two years.

Their secondary West Bloomfield location slowly began reopening in June 2021 with some previous Southfield attendees able to get transportation to the location.

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Memory Center Patient and Caregiver Support

The Norton Neuroscience Institute Memory Center offers holistic care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and all dementia conditions while supporting caregivers and families to help provide the best quality of life possible.

Research has shown that support groups and classes designed to help dementia patients’ well-being can be an important addition to treatment that aims […]

These three risk factors may have the biggest impact on dementia cases

Nearly half of all dementia cases in the U.S. may be linked to a dozen modifiable risk factors – most notably high blood pressure, obesity and physical inactivity, according to new research. The findings suggest a large portion of dementia cases could be prevented, especially among Black and Hispanic adults, who had the highest percentage […]

Elements to focus on for Dementia patients

Considering that according to the World Health Organisation, the 50million + people living with Dementia worldwide can triple by 2050, this is a disease that should not be taken lightly. Dementia is an umbrella term that has various forms of Dementia under it. Understanding them all is quite a daunting task but thankfully there are […]

How fiction and poetry can help you navigate a loved one’s dementia

On the way to Albuquerque for a holiday with my parents, I bought a used audio version of Nicholas Sparks’s “The Notebook” at a truck stop outside Flagstaff, Ariz. Told mostly in flashback, the sentimental 1940s love story was diverting enough to get me through six hours […]

Digital social events worked well for people living with dementia – Dr Gary Kerr

Approximately 90,000 people in Scotland are currently living with dementia. This progressive disorder affects how the brain works; and our ability to remember, think and reason. Symptoms accompany several diseases affecting the brain, including Alzheimer’s; vascular dementia; frontotemporal dementia or Lewy bodies dementia.

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Albuquerque woman writes book to guide those caring for someone with dementia

Cathy Conn has had two experiences caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Her mother, and now her husband.

“My husband was diagnosed in 2019,” Conn said. We have one daughter, who lives in Pennsylvania… I’m an only child … so it has been more challenging.”

Andrew Budson, a neurology professor and author of ‘Six Steps […]

New certificate program taps Montessori method for dementia care

A new certification program based on the renowned Montessori method of education is now available to dementia caregivers.

Last week, the International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners rolled out the new seven-hour program, which awards caregivers the title of Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional following completion of the program.

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COVID Appears to Worsen Brain Function in Dementia Patients

The elderly and the immunocompromised have been the two groups most victimized by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Of the more than 950,000 individuals who have died of COVID-19 in the US as of March 2, about 75 percent have been people aged 65 or older.

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