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Category Archives: Dementia-Alzheimer

Art Therapy & Demetia

“A thick paintbrush moves across a piece of drawing paper, and slowly an image begins to emerge. As the page is transformed so is the painter; she appears increasingly less agitated. The fledgling artist, who has dementia, is taking part in Memories in the Making, a national art program of the Alzheimer’s Association, sponsored by chapters … Continue reading

Recognizing Memory Problems & Talking with your Doctor

It’s normal to forget things from time to time. And as we age, most of us become increasingly forgetful. However, there is a difference between normal memory loss and memory loss related to Alzheimer’s and related disorders. Forgetting where you placed the car keys, not remembering to pick up an item at the grocery store, … Continue reading

Senior Care: Living with Dementia and Memory Loss

In the 112 years since Alzheimer’s was identified, a cure is far from sight yet more and more seniors are being diagnosed with dementia-related diseases. The increase in diagnoses is due in part to the rapidly growing population of elders i.e., the baby boomer generation. This generation is the largest living generation and, is not … Continue reading