A Play About Dementia Hopes To Open Conversation

Eau Claire (Aging & Disability Resource Center) – Across the region, communities are learning what it means to become “dementia-friendly,” yet far too many people are caught up in the stigma of Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of dementia. Here in Eau Claire, we want to advance the conversations that will help families, caregivers, first-responders, […]

Doctors Newly Define Another Type of Dementia

(CNN) – Doctors have newly outlined a type of dementia that could be more common than Alzheimer’s among the oldest adults, according to a report published Tuesday in the journal Brain. The disease, called LATE, may often mirror the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, though it affects the brain differently and develops more slowly than Alzheimer’s. […]

The Most Common Questions a Dementia Hotline Receives

The Most Common Questions a Dementia Hotline Receives

People living with dementia and their caregivers often feel as if they have nowhere to turn after a diagnosis. Many caregivers need help navigating aggression, financial difficulties, interrupted sleep or communicating with their loved one. To help answer questions that commonly come up among caregivers and show how an expert approaches their everyday concerns, we […]

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Dolphins Found Suffering From Alzheimer’s

Dolphins appear to suffer from Alzheimer’s just like humans do. (Photo: kleindavid/Flickr) We used to think only humans suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, that debilitating neurological disorder that most often strikes people over the age of 65. But, it turns out, we aren’t alone after all. Dolphins have now also been found dead with Alzheimer’s-like plaques […]