Mobility for People with Alzheimer’s

Why is mobility important to people with Alzheimer’s and their care partners? Driving demands quick reaction time and fast decision making. As a result, a person with Alzheimer’s disease will eventually become unable to drive. Because most adults have relied on driving all their lives, losing that ability can be so disruptive that it jeopardizes…Read more »

Publication Dementia, Caregiving and Transportation

Dementia describes a set of symptoms associated with the progressive decline of an individual’s cognitive function, often becoming severe enough to interfere with everyday activities. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, although dementia can be caused by a number of conditions, such as a stroke or traumatic brain injury (Alzheimer’s Association, 2015).…Read more »


Scientists who study the genetics of Alzheimer’s distinguish between “familial Alzheimer’s disease,” which runs in families, and “sporadic Alzheimer’s disease”, where no obvious inheritance pattern is seen. True familial Alzheimer’s disease accounts for less than 5% of Alzheimer’s cases. Sporadic Alzheimer’s is much more common. Familial Alzheimer’s Disease All Familial Alzheimer’s disease known so…Read more »

Bathing, Dressing, and Grooming: Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips

At some point, people with Alzheimer’s disease will need help bathing, combing their hair, brushing their teeth, and getting dressed. Because these are private activities, people may not want help. They may feel embarrassed about being naked in front of caregivers. They also may feel angry about not being able to care for themselves. These…Read more »

Alzheimer’s Prevention: Nutrition & Lifestyle

Alzheimer’s disease is a complex disorder, for which there is currently no known prevention or cure. Although there is preliminary data to support the benefit of some interventions, nothing at this time has definitively been shown to prevent Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. There are healthy actions people can take to improve and maintain health,…Read more »

Eating Leafy Greens Each Day Tied to Sharper Memory, Slower Decline

February 5, 20185:00 AM ET ALLISON AUBREY Meredith Miotke for NPR To age well, we must eat well. There has been a lot of evidence that heart-healthy diets help protect the brain. The latest good news: A study recently published in Neurology finds that healthy seniors who had daily helpings of leafy green vegetables —…Read more »

Changing The Way We Look At Dementia 

By Judith Graham FEBRUARY 8, 2018 Come join us on Feb. 13 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. ET for a live discussion about improving care and services for people with dementia and supporting caregivers. RSVP here.    Navigating Aging focuses on medical issues and advice associated with aging and end-of-life care, helping America’s 45 million seniors and…Read more »