Images of dementia

Magnetic resonance images are revolutionizing dementia diagnosis because of the use of computers for their analysis. The brain degeneration that causes failure of memory can be detected before symptoms arise, which raises new perspectives for treatment. Richard...
I Moved Back Home to Take Care Of My Mom When She Developed Dementia

I Moved Back Home to Take Care Of My Mom When She Developed Dementia

Mom was diagnosed with FTD dementia 6 months earlier and my siblings and I thought it’d be best for me to end my 10-year hiatus in San Diego and move in with her until we could figure out what to do. Within a couple months I was able to land my dream job – Senior...
Help for ALZ & dementia care

Help for ALZ & dementia care

As we continue to celebrate Grandparent’s Day, we’re tackling an issue that impacts many grandparents and their caregivers: Alzheimer’s Disease. Taking care of yourself while you’re caring for someone else isn’t optional. In fact, 40% of...
I Moved Back Home to Take Care Of My Mom When She Developed Dementia

I Moved Home To Take Care Of My Parents With Dementia And It’s a Thankless Job

At 56 years of age, I returned home to care for my parents. Both of them have dementia. I​ lived in ​their ​unfinished basement with spiders and centipedes. That was four years ago. Now, I have ​less money and fewer prospects.​ My siblings are not interested. My...
The true cost of dementia

The true cost of dementia

Today I realized one of the worst parts about watching my Mom decline with this dreadful disease, Alzheimer’s or dementia. Its not that we must care for her, its not that she doesn’t know where she is, but worse than all of that, its that it has robbed me...
When Aggression Follows Dementia

Elderly and imprisoned

“Efforts to reduce the aging prison population are driven not solely by compassion but also by the tremendous cost of incarcerating older people. Residents do not qualify for Medicaid, leaving the state responsible for all care expenses. Older residents are more...
For The First Time, Traditional Medicare Will Pay To Support Family Caregivers

For The First Time, Traditional Medicare Will Pay To Support Family Caregivers

“for the first time, Medicare will pay doctors and other providers to deliver critical support to the families of people with certain medical conditions. Medicare Advantage and other managed care models have been able to provide some of these supports. But for...