Category Archives: Memory and Aging

Your Lifestyle Choices Do Matter

At the recent Alzheimer’s Association’s International Conference in Copenhagen, the Framingham study reported that the number of Alzheimer’s cases for people 60 and older declined in the period between 2006 and 2011 when compared to the period between 1978 and … Continue reading

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Supporting Care Partners

Whether you are a family member, friend, or providing professional care for someone,  self care is an important aspect. It is not uncommon for caregivers of any age to feel like they are struggling with remembering. So much needs to be … Continue reading

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When Dementia Comes Home: Walking the Journey

While memory complaints of all ages seem to be on the rise, families of older adults often start to think perhaps something is beyond the changes of normal aging. Questions arise and with a basic understanding of what concerns should … Continue reading

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Memory Changes – Normal Aging and Beyond

What comes to mind when you have a memory glitch? Is it normal aging, stress or something more? Perhaps you notice some increased word finding difficulties, or more challenges with new learning or an inability to multitask like you used to. A … Continue reading

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Walking the Journey: When a Loved One has Dementia

“Memory Matters for ALL Ages (Program Link) How does someone enhance the quality of life of an older adult diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias while supporting their friends families and caregivers? It starts with meeting them where they … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s disease and Activity Modification

“Memory Matters” for ALL Ages  PROGRAM LINK There are many ways to keep a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia engaged in activities. The key is to meet them where they are able to best function with activities … Continue reading

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Memory Problems: How to Approach Critical Conversations

How often have you heard someone say they need to have a conversation with a loved one who appears to be more forgetful? Perhaps you have also been in that place. Many years ago I spoke to a lawyer who … Continue reading

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Do These Changes in Memory Mean Something?

For the next few weeks my Memory Fitness Matters blogs will center on information that may be helpful to those concerned about changes in memory beyond normal aging.  As a speech-language pathologist, I see many older adults in their 80’s … Continue reading

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Memory Etiquette

Sometimes you may come across a situation where a person is complaining about their memory or perhaps talking about someone they know who seems to be more forgetful or occasionally confused. How would you want someone to handle that situation if … Continue reading

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Improve Your Memory: Be Proactive

There are over a 100 causes that can contribute to memory loss. At a recent program the participants shared concerns about loved ones who were becoming more forgetful. They did not know what to do because their concerns were usually not well … Continue reading

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