Do your lifestyle choices put you at risk for Alzheimer’s? This is one of the questions being investigated by scientists at the KU Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Kansas City. A recent news release from the center states that Alzheimer’s is now the costliest disease in the US, and… Read More »Does Your Lifestyle Impact Your Risk of Dementia?
Living With Dementia Blog
Being a family caregiver or care partner can be quite physically, emotionally, and financially demanding of your life and there are many people who are all alone in this role with no family around to help and little to none additional health supports on board. According to Statistics… Read More »Getting out for the day
There’s something to be said for having help at your fingertips. How many times have we experienced frustration with a problem and we just want to be able to pick up the phone and call someone? Accessing good dementia advice for family caregivers is an ever-present need and… Read More »Who can I Call for Help?
What does a poem from Lord of the Rings have to do with our topic? There are some lines written by J.R.R. Tolkien: All that is gold does not glitter,Not all those who wander are lost;The old that is strong does not wither,Deep roots are not reached by… Read More »Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost
Worldwide there are 50 million people living with dementia, which means not a day goes by where we don’t hear or see something about Alzheimer’s and dementia. But where do you turn? And what role does your local community play? On today’s show, we speak to Beth Mansell,… Read More »Dementia Prevention: The Role of Community
It’s not often that we receive a message from doctors upon the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia to go dancing or paint a picture. But what if it was? Doctors around the world are beginning to recognize the health benefits of engaging in arts activities as treatment for… Read More »Creative Aging Part 1: Got Dementia? Go Dancing!
Just like art, dementia has the power to be transformative. Dr. Gene Cohen taught the world that just because we age, doesn’t mean we lose our ability to create and that even a brain affected by Alzheimer’s still has the capacity to learn, use the imagination, and engage… Read More »Creative Aging Part 2: Elevating The Artist With Dementia
Finding the right resources at the right time is a crucial need for people affected by a chronic illness. But what if there was a tool that helped you do exactly that? Heather Barnhouse, Beth Mansell, and Johnna Lowther are working hard to change the experience of what… Read More »Improving Dementia Care Navigation
Bernie Travis is a woman on a mission: to spread hope surrounding the dementia diagnosis. Today on our show we talk to Bernie as she shares the personal story that led her to start the Early Onset Dementia Alberta Foundation (EODAF) and host an annual conference. The EODAF 6th Annual… Read More »Bernie Travis Talks Dementia
Your loved one begins to feel scatter-brained. They’ve lost their keys. Again. They forget about the dinner you had planned with friends. They forget the milk and bread that they went out to buy at the grocery store. You dismiss these occurrences, because, well who isn’t busy these… Read More »What They Don’t Tell You About Being a Caregiver to Someone Living with Dementia