dementia


Finding Hope in a Song

Finding Hope in a Song

Two years ago I spent many days with my mother and my sweet Uncle Bill, who was 84 years old and in his final weeks at a nursing facility. He could not take care of himself anymore, and among his ailments were confusion and loss of memory. He would ask about his... » Read More
Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures

Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures

This Alzheimer’s Association publication, ‘2016 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures‘, is a statistical resource for U.S. data related to Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia, as well as other dementias. Background and context for... » Read More
Bring on the Brainwaves

Bring on the Brainwaves

We all recognize how important physical activity is for the health of our bodies. A little applied mental activity is certainly beneficial for the brain, too.  As we age, our minds become more distractible, but our brains are like muscles which can become stronger and... » Read More
Music and Memory……As Time Goes By

Music and Memory……As Time Goes By

My sweet Uncle Bill is 84 years old, a Korean War vet, and now a resident at a nursing facility. He cannot take care of himself anymore, and among his ailments are confusion and loss of memory. He may ask about his deceased siblings as though they are just down the... » Read More