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Why Older Adults Seem Mentally Sharper in the Morning Going to the doctor, paying bills, taking a driving test—older adults should try to tackle their most taxing tasks earlier in the day, claims new evidence from the University of Toronto (UT) that suggests aging brains function best in the morning…

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What is Dementia? The word dementia comes from the Latin de meaning “apart” and mens from the genitive mentis meaning “mind”. Dementia is the progressive deterioration in cognitive function – the ability to process thought (intelligence). Progressive means the symptoms will gradually get worse. The deterioration is more than might be expected from normal aging and is due…

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 Why Older Adults Seem Mentally Sharper in the Morning Going to the doctor, paying bills, taking a driving test—older adults should try to tackle their most taxing tasks earlier in the day, claims new evidence from the University of Toronto (UT) that suggests aging brains function best in the morning…

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 Treating Cataracts May Slow Cognitive Decline Adults who struggle with low vision, whether due to cataracts, glaucoma or other age-related eye diseases, often experience difficulty communicating with others and engaging with their surroundings; two important factors for staying mentally sharp. There are various surgeries and treatments available to alleviate these…

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 Bride Marries in Nursing Home So Dad with Alzheimer’s Can Attend At 31 years old, Miriam Reeves just might be the youngest person ever to get married in a nursing home. She and her fiancé, Mark Davis, had every intention of tying the knot in their local church, until Alzheimer’s…

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 Missing Subtle Sarcasm Cues May Signal Dementia Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco have concluded that an inability to identfiy sarcasm and blatant lies may signal the beginning stages of a disease called frontotemporal dementia. Read Full Article (MSNBC)     Source: agingcare.com Contact Pure Home Care Services at (586)…

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Royal Wedding: Can It Help People with Alzheimer’s Remember the Past? Arguably the most devastatingly crippling aspect of Alzheimer’s is its ability to disrupt the connection between an individual and their sense of self. As the disease progresses, it often becomes more and more difficult for a person to remember…

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Study Shows Multi-Tasking is More Difficult for Elders A research team based at the University of California, San Francisco, have unearthed the answer to the question of why elders are less adept at multi-tasking than their younger counterparts. Multi-tasking is a process that engages an individual’s short-term memory. Also referred…

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Studies Show How Dementia Risk May Be Lowered Can Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia be prevented? Two separate studies indicate that that it may be possible. As reported by Time magazine, the first study was led by Kenneth Rockwood, a professor of neurology and geriatric medicine at Dalhousie University in…

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 Traumatic Brain Injury Could Increase Dementia Risk Traumatic brain injury can possibly increase the risk of dementia, according to two new studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Paris. One study showed that aging veterans who had had traumatic brain injury (TBI) had a two-fold increase in the risk of developing…