dementia

Articles from Harvard Health and NPR explain hospital delirium and sun-downing, occurrences of hospital patients suddenly become confused and disoriented and often hallucinate.

Insurers want to know if the pain from whiplash is real.  In countries without a "whiplash culture" neck sprains clear up in a much shorter time. A medical mystery from the Washington Post about hip pain. Also five ways to help avoid becoming a medical mystery.

A potpourri of articles from the March April 55+ magazine include topics on senior discounts, gray divorce, dementia, small town and machine knitting.

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Author Louise Penny shares her journey with her husband’s dementia, as does novelist Jenny McPhee, in the story of her mother’s decline.  Also articles on getting help as a caregiver.

Articles in the winter issue of Brain World, cover new information on diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s and other dementias, including reading virtual maps and yoga as a preventative treatment measure.

In honor of Black History Month, articles will highlight the roles of several African American seniors, including a medical marijuana shop owner, aged protestors of Donald Trump’s inauguration and the National Caucus and Cent on Black Aging

The article the Caregiver’s Dilemma in the  journal Scientific American Mind includes the many aspects of caregiving including gender, culture and community, managing stress and social support as well as respite and the power of a plan.

From Scientific American Mind, ideas on how to prevent Alzheimer's through diet, exercise, social engagement and cognitive reserve.

All predictions point to an aging population in the US, and with that, an increasing number of people living with Alzheimer's disease. From the New York Times a personal story from one family of living with the disease. From Time magazine, a potential new drug to prevent Alzheimer's.

An AARP magazine article addresses the issue of sex in nursing homes, questions and concerns from residents, families and caregivers, particularly in the context of dementia.