An early symptom of dementia, which includes Alzheimer's Disease, is memory loss, manifested in forgetting names, places, faces and other things that were once easily remembered. Find out how to help someone with memory loss.
Articles About Memory Loss
- Are We Worrying about the Wrong Diseases?
What kills more people every year, heart disease or cancer? Where does Alzheimer's disease fit in the rankings? Two new surveys indicate that people may not know as much a they think they do about these common health conditions.
- When a Senior Can’t Remember the Story, Let Them Make It Up
Creative storytelling can help seniors when they start to lose their memory due to dementia. By giving seniors with dementia the opportunity to write new narratives, creative storytelling may help give back a bit of what the disease steals from them.
- Memory Problems: Benign or Serious?
Ever have trouble recalling a word or a name? Have you or a loved one ever been concerned about mental deterioration or Alzheimer's disease?
- I'm Not Slow or Forgetful, I Just Know Too Much
Maybe senior brains—like mine—are like computers that are jam-packed with data. An overloaded computer needs more time to process information, right? Should my info-rich brain also need a bit more time?
- Dementia and Selective Memory
The selective memory of those suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's disease can be baffling for caregivers. Here's how I cope with Charlie's memory slips.
- The Right Rehab Program Dramatically Increases Mobility after Joint Replacement
Seniors who undergo an intensive rehabilitation following knee or hip replacement surgery may experience a three-fold increase in their mobility.
- Charlie’s Mission is to Make Me Grumpy—And He Does a Good Job
I have to wonder how much longer I am going to keep my sanity while caring for my husband, Charlie. At least he hasn't lost his sense of humor—yet.
- What Happened to the Laundry?
My cognitive impairment can make even the simplest tasks confusing and frustrating. For instance, here's what happened during a recent trip to the laundry room.
- What Can I Do?
It's the question every dementia caregiver has about their loved one: What can I do? Unfortunately, there's no easy answer.
- Prevent Memory Loss: Exercise Your Brain to Keep Your Mind Active
Preventing memory loss is important at any age. To prevent memory loss and keep the mind working properly, you must stretch your brain beyond the 10 percent experts say we use.
- Old Memories Last the Longest
Charlie's memories of flying in WWII are still fresh for him, yet he can't remember who his grandson is. When someone has dementia, their oldest memories often last the longest.