Parents, like snowflakes, are unique in design, even more so when a parent is diagnosed with dementia. What was once a loving relationship may start to unravel with memory loss and dementia issues. Perceptions and attitudes change parental/child bonds when dementia becomes the invisible participant. Initially, you need to “let go” of traditional parental images… Read More


Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month is this June and when the “Longest Day” (www.alz.org) Fundraising Event is held. The facts and myths of this disease are highlighted in June and healthy brain activities are encouraged. Today fifty million people are living with Alzheimer’s or another form of Dementia. Alzheimer’s Disease Four hundred or more types… Read More


Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia triggering progressive changes in one’s behavior, thinking, and memory. Symptoms may surface slowly and then decline rapidly in later stages. Currently, there is no cure, only treatment. Drastic and variable behavior changes make it difficult to determine the appropriate care needed. Sufferers of Alzheimer’s and their caretakers need to… Read More


The ability to remember a string of events, people, or facts may begin to fade with advancing age. Many Seniors experience increased forgetfulness or difficulty following directions but is this a concern for a more serious issue such as Dementia or a natural aging process? What is Dementia? Dementia is defined as a chronic or… Read More


This behavior is termed “Sundowning.” Sundowning (or Sundowner’s) is not a disease, but a symptom categorization under the overall symptoms of Alzheimer’s. What is Sundowning and Why Does It Occur? Sundowning is traditionally triggered during the evening or when there is little sunlight. The exact reason for Sundowning has not yet been found, which is… Read More