The Rise of Memory Cafes

There is a new trend going on around the world that is a meaningful way for those with dementia to connect with each other in a stress free setting. Memory cafes have been popping up all over the country since 2008, most recently in Buffalo, New York. These spots are a great place for those…

The Importance of Financial Planning for When You Grow Old

Even though life expectancy is increasing, dementia is growing at an alarming rate. Many people are living well into theirs 80s and 90s, with a large number suffering from dementia. It is more important than ever to financially plan ahead. When growing older, you will need to find a way to make your retirement income…

What to Do if You Start Noticing a Change in Your Memory

If you are noticing a change in your memory, it could be a difficult pill to swallow. It can be scary to think that your memory is fading and it can also impact your behavior. The best thing to do is to take the time to figure out what is going by using these tips…

Dementia Books: My Top 3 Picks

Dementia is difficult, not only on the person experiencing it, but also to the loved ones. To help cope with a loved one with dementia, there are some helpful resources out there. I tend to love books to help me through a difficult time and these 3 books about dementia are my top picks for…

How a Healthy Lifestyle Leads to a Healthy Mind

It is not surprise that a healthy lifestyle has its many benefits. In fact, for a healthy mind and to lower your risk of dementia, you should practice living a healthy life. Eating Right To start living a healthy lifestyle, you should start by eating healthy! This means eating foods that are low in fat…

Caregiver Support: The Importance of Self-Care

As a caregiver, life can get quite overwhelming and stressful. When caring for others, there are often times that we can get lost and stop caring for ourselves. However, to be the best caregiver you can be, you must still take time to care for yourself. Being a caregiver can take a tremendous toll on…

New Study Shows How Virtual Reality Can Help Dementia Patients

A new study gives hopes to those with dementia. Dementia patients can improve their quality of life by using virtual reality to help recall special memories and happier times. The University of Kent in the UK did a small study proving the great benefits of using virtual reality for those with dementia. Patients were able…

The Alzheimer’s Association’s Longest Day is Just One Month Away

Each year, the Alzheimer’s Association celebrates the longest day of year by spreading awareness and raising funds for Alzheimer’s research. On the first day of summer, June 21st, the Alzheimer’s Association asks you to join them in the many ways to celebrate and also show support for those with Alzheimer’s. Around the world, people take…

Understanding the Value of Time When Diagnosed With Dementia

We all know that we don’t live forever, but while we are on this Earth, we want to try to live the best quality life that we can. For those diagnosed with dementia, their time living a high quality of life is often cut short. This is why the value of time is so crucial,…