Why do dementia symptoms get worse around the holidays? The festive season is a joyous time filled with excitement, for the most part. It is also known for being hectic and stressful. Whether that’s Christmas, Nowroz, Chinese New Year, Eid ..
Irene Frances Olson writes from passion and experience. She was her father’s caregiver during his struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, and would do it all over again in a heartbeat. Having previously worked in memory care, she was not new to ..
Jean Lee is the author of Alzheimer’s Daughter and a member of AlzAuthors. When both her parents were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s she became their primary carer. “My parents were physically healthy, actively involved community members, and business owners into their ..
What to do when someone with dementia faces depression Depression is more common than you might think in dementia. Read our previous blog to understand depression in dementia: what it is, its causes, symptoms and impact. Now, let’s look at ..
Understanding depression in dementia Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Hawking, Michelangelo, Winston Churchill. Do you know what they all have in common other than being some of the most successful people in history? The title of this article probably gave away the ..
Vicki is the author of two books, and a co-founder of AlzAuthors. She cared for her parents, when they were diagnosed with dementia and supporting families affected by dementia has become her passion. What is your advice for families living ..
Giulia: Hi Vicki, it’s great to speak to you. Thanks so much for joining me today. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Vicki: Thank you, Giulia. It’s great to be here. I’m the author of two books, ..
“All of our art experiences are the same as they would be for anyone else. We just make some slight changes to make it more comfortable for someone living with dementia and a family member or friend.” This month I ..
In last week’s blog I discussed how memory works and why it becomes affected in dementia. Today, I will look at how memory loss can affect day-to-day life and what can be done to help. How does memory loss affect ..