Alzheimer’s and Dementia Communication Techniques

A number of specific communication techniques are effective in reducing problematic behaviors and improving day-to-day functioning of people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Reality therapy: Interact with the person with dementia within his or her own frame of reference for the world, even if it has little to do with reality. Validation therapy: … Continued

Scams – New Protection for Seniors

In our modern age, scams are not a new concept. Its simple to believe that we can easily navigate and ignore scams but our most vulnerable are at risk. Those with cognitive decline and elderly are some of the most vulnerable. Many times, they are also with the most to loose. We need to find … Continued

Elder Abuse Scams Are Close to Home

When one thinks of financial elder abuse you think of the strange telephone calls requesting money for an investment scheme. You think of IRS scams or even calls about a “kidnapped” grandchild. You think of those glaringly obvious situations where you wonder how anyone could be taken advantage of. It’s surprisingly to learn that most fraudulent … Continued

Magnesium Health Benefits

Magnesium deficiencies are known as the “invisible deficiency” because it’s so commonly overlooked. With benefits ranging from improved cognition, reducing stress, improving depression, along with better sleep, pain relief and heart health, it’s easy to understand why taking magnesium is a promising strategy to vibrant health and disease prevention. “New clinical research results show magnesium … Continued

When It’s Not Dementia

Family members are understandably concerned when their aging parent begins experiencing memory loss or confusion. Their first thought may be that their parent has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Is it Dementia? There are several physical conditions that could be associated with the same symptoms. These include thyroid disease, nutritional deficiencies, adverse reactions to … Continued