Tag Archives: memory

Testing Smell and Sight Could Reveal Early Signs of Dementia

About One in ten people in the United States, age 65 and older, currently has Alzheimer’s or dementia. Changes in the brain due to dementia can start to happen many years before any sort of cognitive symptoms start to appear. Recent research suggests that we may be able to easily detect dementia in people years before symptoms have started to show by using simple and common eye and smell tests. Continue reading

How Poetry Can Help People With Dementia

Through stimulating, intellectual, and creative activities, people with Alzheimer’s and dementia can relax, communicate, and feel good about themselves. Art and music therapy are both proven ways of helping people with dementia that have been shown to trigger memories and calm people down. Likewise, people with dementia can benefit from another type of art: poetry. Through poetry, people with Alzheimer’s and dementia can practice language, writing, social, and recall skills. Continue reading

When Is the Right Time to Seek Memory Care for Mom?

Sometimes, it’s hard for those closest to us to recognize when it’s time for a change, and it can be harder still for our loved ones to talk to us about that necessary change. You may have noticed a few changes in Mom lately, and maybe you have started to wonder if it’s time to seek out memory care for her. Continue reading

Forgetfulness vs. Dementia

As we age, our bodies change. We lose some of our physical abilities, and our responses to certain things become slower. Loss of hearing or eyesight, decreased strength and stamina, and even some forgetfulness are all normal processes of aging. But when are these changes a sign of something more serious? What is the difference between simple forgetfulness and dementia? Continue reading

What is Assisted Living?

My friends at Country Cottage in Lawrenceburg, a part of the Cottage Senior Living Group, have graciously allowed me to share posts from their blog, www.cottageassistedliving.com. If you have questions or comments, please call us at 931.762.7528 or The Cottage at 931.766.0660 Continue reading