We need to hear well before the voice is silenced by the disease
By Mike Good for Next Avenue
(Editor’s Note: This is the eighth in a series examining and interpreting a commonly used “bill of rights” for dementia patients.)
People with Alzheimer’s or other dementia are an invaluable part of our society. Millions of them are brilliant,
What your doctor may not know, but you should
By Leslie Kernisan, MD for Next Avenue
Want to stay mentally sharp for as long as possible?
I certainly do, and I’m guessing you do, too: an AARP survey found that 87 percent of respondents reported being very concerned about this issue.
And in April, a highly influential nonprofit released
Mind’s Eye Poetry workshops prove creativity persists despite cognitive decline
By Molly Middleton Meyer for Next Avenue
When I’m asked the proverbial question, “What do you do for a living?” my response is always met with an awkward silence and then the inevitable, “Oh.” Writing poetry with people who are living with dementia is an unusual occupation.
Why some are proactive, but others are afraid to be
By Juliette Fairley for Next Avenue
An increasing number of banks and credit unions are implementing fraud-prevention initiatives to prepare for the onslaught of aging Americans expected to develop Alzheimer’s disease.
They are training tellers “to flag potential suspicious behavior,
Robin Williams also suffered from the disease, often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s
By Candy Schulman for Next Avenue
I never imagined my mother would have anything in common with actor and comedian Robin Williams. But when his widow revealed that he suffered from Lewy body dementia, she said, “Lewy body dementia killed Robin. It took his life.”
She linked this
As the disease changes, so should your method of communication
By Eileen Beal for Next Avenue
If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, you will notice that as the condition worsens, so does your loved one’s ability to initiate or participate in conversations; understand and process information;