Posts Tagged ‘Dementia & Communication’

The Brain Health Initiative

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ACL Logo RGBThe Administration for Community Living is launching a campaign to educate Americans about aging, brain health, and resources for those dealing with dementia. It will be introduced by a series Read More…

Tapping into the Potential of Television

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8416674320_e653709d42_mMost people living with progressive dementia gradually lose interest in many of the activities that they used to enjoy. The withdrawal can leave the person isolated Read More…

Summer Reading with Young Children

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6716837375_6899136691_mSummer is the time when many children spend time with their grandparents. It is a time when, if a grandparent has Alzheimer’s, children will become aware of cognitive changes and have many questions. One way Read More…

Remembering Our Fathers

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Jonathan Kozol wrote a reflection about his father in Saturday’s Boston Globe that is well worth the read. He describes the steady losses that Alzheimer’s disease took on his father, a renowned neuropsychiatrist. Any of us who have watched a parent decline with a dementing disease will identify with Read More…

How to Handle An Impossible Request

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IMG_5026Prior to his retirement, my father had worked for many years for a large corporation in a job that he had loved. After he retired, he had increasing difficulty with his short-term memory. Read More…

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