Two letters show up more than the others when reading about older adults and senior nutrition. Those letters are B and D, as in vitamins B12 and D.
Your mom seems more confused than usual, and she’s uncharacteristically short-tempered. Before you start worrying about the onset of dementia, consider whether something far less chronic – a urinary tract infection – could be to blame.
You feel guilty for even thinking it, but the question still looms: “My loved one with dementia won’t remember the holidays, so should I really go to all the trouble of celebrating with them?” The simple answer is yes. With all of the stress of the holidays, it certainly would be easier on just about […]
Depression in older adults is not something to be ignored, or to be passed off as a normal part of aging. Not only can untreated depression get worse, it also can lead to other physical problems – even suicide. In fact, suicide rates among white men over 85 are the highest in the United States.
The arrival of spring brings beautiful flowers, singing birds and a bounty of seasonal crops that are as healthy as they are delicious. Many of these springtime favorites offer nutrients that aren’t just good for the body, but also for the mind, thanks to hefty doses of Vitamin K, which is believed to prevent […]
As Alzheimer’s continues to affect more and more people, the problem of wandering also will grow.
State Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, D-Plainfield, a co-sponsor of the legislation, called the Silver Alert law “imperative.”
“Agencies will now have the best tools possible to locate individuals with Alzheimer’s,” Bertino-Tarrant said in a statement released just days after the bill became law. “We have an obligation to get our family members back home safely.”