You’re on information overload. An inbox full of emails, a calendar full of meetings and a long to-do list leave you forgetting things right and left. In the frantic moments of forgotten cell phones or misplaced car keys, do you ever question your ability to remember things? You’re not the only one. You may be … Continue reading Is It Forgetfulness or Alzheimer’s?
“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” Billy Joel Grandma walked into the living room and asked what day it was. She sat down, looked up, and asked what day it was. She … Continue reading “Memories are made of this” – Music therapy helps family members with dementia
When words leave off, music begins. ~ Heinrich Heine Most of us have family members or friends who’ve experienced dementia — a progressive, degenerative brain disorder affecting memory and other cognitive functions such that it disrupts the ability to function in daily life. It’s a cruel disorder. You watch your grandmother or your neighbor or … Continue reading iPod music therapy helps people with dementia recover identity (temporarily)
In the United States, 5.3 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and a new individual is diagnosed with the disease every 70 seconds, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Dementia-related diseases have become a growing problem for people in the U.S. and it’s estimated that by the year 2050, someone will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s … Continue reading Scott & White Alzheimer’s Dementia Director Clears Up Misconceptions About B-12 Study
When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, the patient’s caregiver may feel overwhelmed with “what if’s” and the burden of accomplishing daily activities with someone losing their memory. But thanks to Alan B. Stevens, Ph.D., and the Scott & White Caregiver Program, these men and women, who sacrifice their time to care for another, … Continue reading Caregivers of dementia patients get a hand up with new program
Jacqueline Phillips-Sabol, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, exposes some misconceptions about Alzheimer’s and offers a look inside the nerve degenerative disorder to help families better understand what their loved ones are going through. She also discusses the risk factors and symptoms of Alzheimer’s, and the possible treatment options available to those diagnosed with the disorder. Although there is … Continue reading Dr. Phillips-Sabol brings awareness to Alzheimer’s