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September 8, 2020

Dementia LIVE®: Caregivers Experience Dementia in Real Time

Presbyterian SeniorCare NetworkSeptember 2020 Dementia LIVE®: Caregivers Experience, Dementia in Real Time Imagine that you’ve been given seven minutes to accomplish a verbal list of five tasks. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? You must find the white sneaker and tie the shoelaces. Then you must find your change purse and count […]
July 29, 2020

Memories of a Sweet Treat With Mom

The tradition of ‘froyo’ at Bloomingdale’s offered a respite for mother and daughterBy Candy Schulman Whenever I’m in the neighborhood, I stop for a frozen yogurt in New York City’s Bloomingdale’s. Whether I’m shopping or not, I’ll head all the way up to the seventh floor to Forty Carrots just […]
July 22, 2020

OPINION: My Case for Getting Dementia Testing

Why I want to know if I have cognitive impairmentBy Paula Spencer Scott I lose my glasses, forget actors’ names, repeat stories to my kids. None of these slips are red-flag symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Nevertheless, I’ve had a battery of cognitive assessments, from memory screens to genetic tests and brain […]
June 22, 2020

Take a Break

Are you a full-time caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia? A little breather may be just what you need. Alzheimer’s disease is life-changing for both those who are diagnosed and those close to them. Having a helping hand when you need it is key to keeping yourself, and your […]
June 22, 2020

Taking a Familiar Walk: Dementia Amid COVID-19

A daughter experiences the neighborhood from her mom’s perspectiveBy Laurie Matlin My 95-year-old mother has reached the limits of her patience with the daughter in her basement. As one of her nine children currently helping out, I take no personal offense. Even for people without dementia, COVID-19 can complicate a […]