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Posts Tagged With ‘ Alzheimers’ dementia ’

 
Loving someone with Demenia
February 24th, 2024

It’s fascinating how we tend to delay the complex aspects of relationships and love as we age. But love has the power to enrich our lives, instill positivity, and give us deeper purpose. Supporting a partner who is living with someone experiencing dementia is a compassionate and challenging journey. It is a profound act of love and compassion. It’s an endeavour that requires patience, understanding, and unwavering support. When your loved one is grappling with the challenges of dementia, your presence and assistance become invaluable. Your role is not just that of a partner but also... Continue Reading

February 24th, 2024
Understanding Grief, It’s Not What You Think (originally published in PsychologyToday.com)
November 18th, 2023
Understanding Grief, It’s Not What You Think (Originally Published In Psychologytoday.com) &Raquo; Dsc3090 Stan Goldberg By Tim Marsolais

We mistakenly believe there is a grief hierarchy, with the intensity of loss more legitimate for some events than others. The criteria are usually based on social norms. In this article, I explain that the intensity and duration of grief are related to the importance the lost person, pet, ability, or object had in our lives. Even more important, […] Originally Published on https://stangoldbergwriter.com/ Continue Reading

November 18th, 2023
Medicine, Walking, Painting, and Puzzles: A New Paradigm for Dementia Intervention (Originally published in YourHealthMagazine.net)
November 18th, 2023
Medicine, Walking, Painting, And Puzzles: A New Paradigm For Dementia Intervention (Originally Published In Yourhealthmagazine.net) &Raquo; Dsc3090 Stan Goldberg By Tim Marsolais

Physicians routinely prescribe Donepezil (Aricept), Galantamine (Razadyne), and  Rivastigmine (Exelon) for patients who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. But they often ignore the clout of activities such as walking, knitting, woodworking, and puzzles. In this article, I explain why many common activities have the potential of holding in check the ravages of Alzheimer’s […] Originally Published on https://stangoldbergwriter.com/ Continue Reading

November 18th, 2023
How to Corral an Aging Brain: Activities to Regrow Neurons and Connections (originally in SilverDisabedience.com
November 18th, 2023
How To Corral An Aging Brain: Activities To Regrow Neurons And Connections (Originally In Silverdisabedience.com &Raquo; Dsc3090 Stan Goldberg By Tim Marsolais

For years neurologists told us that once brain cells die, they can not be replaced. But guess what? They were wrong. In this article, I discuss the phenomenal implications of the latest findings on the brain’s ability to grow new neurons and establish new connections. You will also find 12 suggestions to guide you in […] Originally Published on https://stangoldbergwriter.com/ Continue Reading

November 18th, 2023
Senior Moments are Not Funny (originally in Babyboomers.com)
November 18th, 2023
Senior Moments Are Not Funny (Originally In Babyboomers.com) &Raquo; Dsc3090 Stan Goldberg By Tim Marsolais

Sometimes our understanding of a topic is hindered by the myths told to us and those we tell ourselves. I found that to be the case with senior moments. In this article originally published in Babyboomers.com, I bust the eight myths about senior moments that have prevented their study then explain how information processing errors […] Originally Published on https://stangoldbergwriter.com/ Continue Reading

November 18th, 2023
Dementia vs Forgeting
February 23rd, 2023

It’s difficult to distinguish between normal age-related changes in memory and early signs of dementia. Some common signs of age-related memory changes include: Difficulty remembering newly learned information or names Occasional forgetfulness, such as misplacing keys or forgetting a word or phrase Taking longer to complete tasks that require memory We consider these changes a normal part of the aging process and understand they do not indicate dementia. So, what can we do to help ourselves or our loved ones stay focused? Engage in physical activity. Take a daily walk, join an exercise... Continue Reading

February 23rd, 2023
Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health update on Dementia
January 27th, 2023

 Dementia in Canada: Cross-Country Report  Data from the 2021 census indicates that the Canadian population is aging faster than ever with about 19% of working individuals nearing retirement. Seniors aged 85 and older are one of the fastest-growing segments of the population has increased as a group by 12% since the 2016 census.  Although dementia is not a normal part of aging, the risk of developing dementia increases substantially with age. For example, after age 65, the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (the most common form of dementia) doubles about every five years. It is estimated... Continue Reading

January 27th, 2023