You've always held a holiday party at your house, but now Mom has been diagnosed with dementia. Should you skip it this year?
Music offers powerful emotional, intellectual and even physical benefits for people with memory loss. But experts caution that this therapy needs to be tailored to the person.
Many seniors who notice problems with memory and thinking are inclined to downplay the situation. Here's why that's not a good idea.
Providing care for a loved one with dementia can significantly raise the caregiver's risk of heart disease, depression, even dementia.
The number of seniors living with Alzheimer's continues to climb—yet the percentage seems to be trending downward. What's behind this unexpected but welcome news?
The need to spend time with others is a powerful human need, even when a person is living with memory loss.
Families often are confused about whether a loved one's Alzheimer’s disease is "in the genes."
Dancing offers physical, mental and social benefits, which makes it a great form of brain exercise.
Apathy is a common symptom of Alzheimer's disease. What can families do when a loved one seems withdrawn from the world around them?
Online games go viral to help researchers dispel myths about aging brains.
Family caregivers do so much for their loved ones that they sometimes neglect their own health—and that could put them at higher risk for Alzheimer's disease.
Brain imaging shows that despite the presence of physical changes normally associated with dementia, some people remain mentally sharp.
We've long heard that physical fitness contributes to improved overall health, but scientists are now proving that your brain needs its own fitness program, especially if you are retired or over 65. Neurobiologists use the term "neurobics" to describe the mental exercises that help prevent memory loss and sharpen brain function. Neurobics includes brainteasers, puzzles and other cognitive exercises.
September is World Alzheimer's Month. Alzheimer's Disease International sponsors this recognition event to call attention to the global impact of Alzheimer's, which knows no boundaries.
A dollop of peanut butter and a ruler may soon be a common tool for helping detect early-stage Alzheimer's disease. The Journal of the Neurological Sciences recently published a University of Florida study that used peanut butter to test for loss of smell in patients with suspect cognitive and memory impairment.
Berry shortcake is a Fourth of July favorite. Did you know these delicious little fruits are full of health-protective nutrients?
The STARZ Channel series "Boss," starring actor Kelsey Grammer, was the first time many Americans had ever heard of Lewy body dementia. In his Golden Globe-winning performance, Grammer portrayed the fictional Mayor Tom Kane of Chicago, who was struggling with the effects of the disease.
When you were a small child, you probably complained to your parents at bedtime: "Why do I have to go to sleep? It’s a waste of time!" Most of us spend about one-third of our life sleeping—but sleep remains a mystery to us. We don't think much about it until we encounter a sleep problem.
Has your memory failed you today, such as struggling to recall a word that's "on the tip of your tongue?" If so, you're not alone.