Dementia can be challenging to diagnose. According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, “approximately three-quarters of people with dementia have not received a diagnosis, and therefore do not have access to treatment, care and organized support that getting a formal diagnosis can provide.”
What we choose to feed our bodies with directly impacts how it functions, including the brain. Consuming foods that supply healthy nutrients to your brain can go a long way in promoting cognitive health and delaying the onset or effects of dementia.
When you or someone you love receives a dementia diagnosis, it can be an overwhelming and confusing time. While some questions have been answered, several more have likely arisen. It is like finding one piece of a puzzle while five others have been taken out of the picture.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “an estimated 6.2 million Americans age 65 and older [were] living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2021.” This number is expected to grow to 12.7 million by the year 2050.
It has been said that a mind is a terrible thing to waste. However, for families with a loved one experiencing dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, “a memory is a terrible thing to lose.”
The fight to end Alzheimer’s has been an ongoing process for decades. While new information has come out on certain lifestyle factors that may help reduce the risk—like a brain-healthy diet, a robust social life, and a physically active lifestyle—a medical treatment has not been approved since 2003. That is, until June 2021, when the […]
Many people have a certain image that comes to mind when they picture memory loss: an older person wandering around confused, unable to remember where they live or what year it is. They may envision a specialized memory care neighborhood as stiff, institutionalized, and dull.
Impacting over 6 million American families, Alzheimer’s disease is a common and emotional diagnosis. And like many emotional experiences, it’s one of those things that people think only happens to other families, not theirs.
Pictures and photography have a powerful meaning in our lives. Whether it’s a grainy black and white Polaroid of a passed-on family story, a poignant professional shot of an occurrence across the world, or an amateur cell phone image of a baby’s first haircut—photos allow us to stop time, relive a moment, and evoke specific […]
When a family member receives an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis, it has an emotional impact on the whole family. It can bring forth a lot of difficult emotions, decisions, and questions. As your parent or loved one starts facing the challenges that come with memory loss, you might start asking yourself important questions regarding their diagnosis. […]