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, […]

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 […]

Researchers discover potential breakthrough treatment for strokes and dementia

Potential Breakthrough Treatment for Strokes & Dementia

Researchers are one step closer to finding a treatment for stroke and dementia caused by damaged small blood vessels in the brain. Source: Getty Around 15 million people worldwide experience a stroke each year, while 50 million globally live with dementia. Both conditions are caused by damage to small blood vessels in the brain and […]

What We Know About Dementia Today

What We Know About Dementia Today

It’s so hard to know these days what information is true, and what is just noise. Advice is everywhere. Wisdom is not. Today I offer an interview (edited) with a person who knows what he is talking about. He started out smart and then spent decades meticulously and intelligently studying dementia and its risk factors. […]

Taking Steps Against Dementia: Dos and Don'ts

Taking Steps Against Dementia: Dos and Don’ts

Don’ts 1. Don’t bother with genetic testing unless you have relatives who had dementia well before they turned 65. Genetic testing sounds very sciencey and official, but that doesn’t mean it produces useful information. Take APOE e4, a common genetic variant that increases the risk for dementia in those older than 65. If you test […]

Dementia Has Broad Impact

FAIRMONT — “Dementia” is an umbrella term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Jennelle Cunning, a Fairmont woman, is a Dementia Friend. Being a Dementia Friend means you want to learn more about […]

Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s: Which Is It?

How to understand the difference — and why it matters by Kathleen Fifield, AARP, June 25, 2018 | Comments: 112 Doctor and mature patient talking and looking at a digital tablet. Doctors usually rely on observation and ruling out other factors to diagnose Alzheimer’s. En español | The terms “dementia” and “Alzheimer’s” have been around […]