Lewy Body Dementia

We have talked before in this column about the fact that there are many different disease processes that can cause dementia. Dementia is the general term that describes a loss of brain function that affects memory, thinking, language, judgment, and behavior. Some of... read more

Fiblets

To tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth… This is a familiar oath that most of us live by, but when living with or working with someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, it is not always the best approach. As many of you well know,... read more

Dementia 101

I was recently asked “what is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?” Alzheimer’s disease is actually a type of dementia, like McIntosh is a type of apple. WebMD defines dementia as “the loss of mental functions, such as thinking, memory, and... read more

Agnosia

Does your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease do some strange things? Use common objects the wrong way? Have difficulty with simple tasks like sitting in chair? Not recognize familiar people or places? These seemingly odd behaviors are the result of Agnosia. Webster... read more