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....The side effects of many prescription and over-the-counter medications can include memory problems and personality changes. An illustration of what a prescription drug can do came from a conversation Read more →

...As you throw yourself into each of your roles, you’ll likely need to start trimming your obligations since even the most determined person has yet to find a way to add hours to a day. Read more →

...Most of us have daily/weekly/monthly routines we carry out with and for our loved ones. Regularly evaluating and updating these routines can have a huge impact on the amount of time and effort Read more →

...Many times comfort means taking away medications rather than adding to them. I've known elders who have returned to better physical and mental health after the withdrawal of several medications that were no longer needed. I've also seen the addition Read more →

Dear HS: I’m deeply sorry about everything you and your family have endured. As much as I’d love to say differently, yours is a story told by many families. Once it’s determined that no more can  Read more →

...Maybe I didn’t have the time or the will to reflect on my own situation. That is the case with many caregivers. In fact, when I give presentations to groups of caregivers and professionals, I always stress self-identification. Caregiving is a job. When you have more than one generation to care for, it’s like working overtime or taking on a second job... Read more →

...After four or five decades in this small home, the place is packed with memories as well as junk. Then, one spouse - let's say Mom - dies. Dad is now alone in this house. He gets even more "thrifty," and doesn't want anyone coming to mow the yard. He's a bit paranoid,  Read more →

There are many types of dementia including vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia (Pick's disease), dementia associated with Parkinson's disease, and dementia associated with alcoholism, as well as Alzheimer's, of course. Doctors are also starting to diagnose "mixed dementias" Read more →

...For this study, the medical records of over four million people were analyzed. The researchers found that high blood pressure was associated with a 62 percent higher risk of vascular dementia for people between the ages of 30 and 50. Even after adjusting for the effects of a Read more →