Tony Bennett is the latest with the announcement he has Alzheimer's. Many of the celebrities we grew up with over the years are experiencing changes in their health.
One in three seniors die with dementia. When your loved one exhibits symptoms, what are the next steps? What can you do differently now in your life to avoid the crisis your family is about to experience?
Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers has died. Sayers suffered with dementia. The football star played for the Chicago Bears after an outstanding college career at University of Kansas. He is another football star to suffer from dementia.
World Series winner Tom Seaver has passed away at age 75. Seaver, who pitched for the 1969 “Miracle Mets” was suffering from Lewy body dementia since 2013.
A popular TV show, “This is Us” is addressing the impact of cognitive decline on a primary character. It reminds us that the consequences of aging impact many American families.
You clicked on this story; do you remember why? Did it spike a concern? Knowing the consequences of aging is important before you get old. Memory problems are often benign and caused by other things. Sometimes its dementia.
Social media is in the news. As more people experience a family member suffering from memory loss the issue is coming out of the shadows. People share their thoughts and feelings about dementia and long-term care.
Can service dogs help those with dementia or Alzheimer's? Yes. Trained service dogs can help someone with dementia navigate the world for a better quality of life - easing some of the burdens on family caregivers.
Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor announced she has dementia. She is a growing list of people who now must deal with the physical, emotional and financial burdens that come with longevity and long-term care.