Monthly Archives: January 2011

“Inside Alzheimer’s” New Edition Available

I am so thrilled that Nancy Pearce’s book, Inside Alzheimer’s has been released in a revised edition. Nancy understands dementia in a way that few people do, and this very special book was one of my most valuable resources in … Continue reading

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Dementia, Drugs and End-of-Life Care

I would like to direct everyone’s attention to an important and complex issue raised in the “Comment” section to an earlier post. I am copying it, and my response, here: “Dr. Power, what do you do with the anger and … Continue reading

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Engagement is Good Exercise Too!

A recent post from Carol Bradley Bursack of ElderCareLink challenges the notion that people need to exercise their brains with complex mind games, in order to preserve cognitive health. As usual, many people (particularly Boomers) have a tendency to jump on … Continue reading

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Watch Your Language!

Kudos to my friend Marguerite Manteau-Rao for highlighting the importance of words in crafting our attitudes toward people living with Alzheimer’s and other types of forgetfulness: Reviewing the New York Times articles from this past year on Alzheimer’s, I tried … Continue reading

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Enough is Enough!

It started with our loopy ex-Lieutenant Governor Betsy McCaughey, then spread to Palin and Boehner. After a quiet several months, conservative columnist Cal Thomas is again raising the fear-mongering flag of “death panels” (cue the scary music!). (http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20110103/OPINION06/12300353/1033/OPINION01/Cal-Thomas–She-told-us-so) What happened? … Continue reading

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A “Blinding Flash of the Obvious”

Here’s a “Blinding Flash of the Obvious,” or “BFO”, as our friend Jane Verity, CEO of Dementia Care Australia would say. On New Year’s Day, the New York Times slipped in an article on new approaches to dementia. My inbox … Continue reading

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