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

CPR or NO CPR

CPR is an acronym for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. The American Heart Association defines CPR as follows: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a combination of rescue breathing and chest compressions delivered to victims thought to be in cardiac arrest.  When... read more

Caregiving

I feel so fortunate in my job to be able to interact with so many of you…caregivers for those I know as participants. I know from talking with you that many of you carry a heavy burden of care, single handedly providing for the needs of your loved one. I also know... 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