Dr. Daniel Thomas will be conducting a ground-breaking study to determine if cognitive decline due to memory-destroying Alzheimer's disease can begin to be reversed in 90 days by combating the root causes using an innovative combination of diet, exercise, vitamin supplements, hormone therapy, and intravenous...

For many families, the holidays are a time for coming together, celebrating and enjoying each other's company. For the caregiver and family of a person with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia disorder, however, the holidays can be a time of additional stress and concern. Caregivers...

A high-powered fashion executive once told New York City financial expert Lance Drucker that she feared outliving her savings and becoming the best-dressed bag lady in Manhattan. Many people are afraid of "not being able to accumulate enough assets to retire with a life of dignity,"...

Experts say elder abuse is grossly underreported and they predict the abuse will continue to increase unless the national public is educated. Recently, prosecutors in Philadelphia were deliberating a murder charge against Jean Dombrowski, a live-in caregiver being held on assault charges for the alleged mistreatment...

Black Friday has kicked off the official holiday shopping season, so here’s a rundown of the most common scams aimed at shoppers — and how you can avoid them: The name game Scammer-run websites use the names of popular items and retailers to steal credit card and password information...

Why Senior Clothing? Specialized senior clothing is designed to be easy to slip on and comfortable. Companies offering specialized senior clothes try to offer attractive styles with easy washability and dressing in mind. Comfy leisure wear, dress fashions, and versatile coordinates can help making dressing easy...

Alzheimer's Society is calling for greater training and awareness among care home staff when it comes to sex and relationships. The charity says that staff caring for people with dementia are having to tackle sensitive and often difficult situations on a daily basis, and that all...

The holidays are a busy time for geriatric care manager Sue Coyle, owner of the Appleton-based Coyle Care Management and Consulting. Family members who only visit on special occasions sometimes notice changes in the ability of elderly loved ones to take care of themselves and are...

As we enter the holiday season, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter encourages all Central Virginians to familiarize themselves with the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s, a useful tool for early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. “During the holiday season, many of us will visit...

When Chuck Gehring’s mother fell and dislocated a shoulder seven years ago, the doctor who treated her noticed she had mental confusion, which he attributed to early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. With Gehring’s father already facing memory challenges, Chuck and his wife, Kris, started researching long-term-care facilities in...