Posts tagged "memory"

“Reminiscence League” Helps Baseball Fans with Alzheimer’s

Given the recent crackdown on baseball players using performance-enhancing drugs – and the disgust that many of us feel toward the sport right now – a baseball story may be the last thing you want to read. But this one is different. It’s a good one. You’ve got to trust me on this, considering that... Read more »

National Memory Screening Day is November 13: Five Things You Should Know

Worried about last week when you forgot your hair appointment? Concerned about your spouse’s recent forgetfulness? National Memory Screening Day may be something you want to consider. The 10th annual National Memory Screening Day will occur on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Initiated by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), the event coordinates community sites across... Read more »

Three Ds Caregivers Need to Know: Dementia, Depression, and Delirium

When I worked as a mental health consultant in nursing homes, the most common call I received went something like this: “Carrie, Mildred’s really acting up this week. Do you think you could get the doctor to increase her Alzheimer’s meds?” My response was always the same: “Did you check for a urinary tract infection?”... Read more »
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The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference: Balancing Hope with Realism

Alas, I was not able to attend the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Vancouver this month, but I did follow it closely on the organization’s website. The event attracted over 4,300 scientists, physicians, and other professionals in the Alzheimer’s community who gathered to discuss findings from their most recent batches of research. If your eyes... Read more »

Marilu Henner Wows Gurnee with her Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM)

Pop quiz, folks! On which day of the week were you born? What did you order for dinner on your very first date? What did you do on this day exactly seven years ago? (No peeking at the Blackberry!) If you’re having trouble with this quiz, there’s no need to worry, especially if you hung... Read more »