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 … Continued
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 … Continued
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.”