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Adverse cognitive effects of some medications may be permanent

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Are medications’ adverse cognitive effects reversible?

INDIANAPOLIS — Whether the adverse cognitive effects of medications can be reversed is of significant importance to an aging population, their caregivers and their families, as well as to an overburdened health care system. 659 more words

Lethal Or Unintended Side Effects

Volunteer Spotlight: A Warrior & an Advocate

Six years ago, at age 62, Myriam drove home from her work as a public defender in Skagit County. She came to the same 4-way stop she crossed every day, but suddenly, she didn’t know where she was. 664 more words

Younger Onset Alzheimer's Disease

The Montessori Way

I am excited. Ha, well, I’m almost ALWAYS excited when I write in here because I LOVE spreading the word of great opportunities in apswlife… 617 more words

Walk For Memories

Yesterday was the Alzheimer Society’s Walk For Memories in Cambridge, Ontario & for the first time in my life I took part. I was excited not only because this was for a cause I believe in but because it was my first walk for anything. 76 more words

Still Alice, Still No Cure ~

I  like to keep this blog uplifting and positive, but once in awhile if it’s important to me, I veer off message.

My sweet, amazing hero dad has Alzheimers disease. 348 more words

Books And Media

Memory and the brain

In my last post, I talked about the relationship between the mind and the brain in very general and abstract terms. This discussion was spawned by considerations upon the complex relationship between the size of the hippocampus (a brain region typically associated with memory ability) and episodic memory. 262 more words

Psychology

National Post View: Ontario shouldn't have shelved its plan for a 'Silver Advisory' system

In 2011 the Ontario government announced it was developing a program to help locate seniors with dementia who had gone missing. The “Silver Advisory” program, as it was called, would be modelled on the “Amber Alert” program for children, which uses highway signs, text messages, as well as television and radio ads to alert the public to missing children. 478 more words

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