Dementia is the greatest shame of modern medicine; not because there have been no significant advances in treatment, but because—from restraints, to locked units, to antipsychotics, to ECT—we have lost our recognition of the humanity of those living with the diagnosis.Continue Reading
Exercising on a regular basis is a challenge for everyone. Older seniors, so busy with lots of daily activities, may need encouragement and support aimed at motivating them to make exercise one of those daily activities. In October 2011 the National In…Continue Reading
My dad is an ardent lifelong learner. Here’s recent post from his private family blog. At the Eastern Mennonite University bookstore students and faculty have exclusive access for the first two weeks of the semester. Shortly thereafter, the st…Continue Reading
Don’t throw up your hands and say “the hell with it” if you’ve been hoping to fight off the threat of dementia by making smart choices. Yes, it would be easy to feel dismayed by the NIH report that found insufficient evidence to support past studies of…Continue Reading
A year ago, NIH recapped an in-depth review of past studies to answer this question: Can anything prevent or delay Alzheimer’s or cognitive decline?
The disheartening answer: No.Continue Reading