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'Dementia will affect you': Dawna Friesen shares her family's struggle

WATCH ABOVE: Global National anchor, Dawna Friesen, opens up about her family and its battle with dementia in a special presentation for 16×9.

To be the child of parents who are alive but no longer present is bit like being in state of suspended animation. 1,001 more words



It was close to sundown, my husband was driving north on Tampa Avenue  and he forgot where he was going and what lane he was supposed to be in.   310 more words


Recent study links marijuana use to structural brain changes

Post  prepared by Amanda Baker, Drexel University College of Medicine Class of 2014

A study recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience by Harvard researchers have linked casual marijuana use to structural changes in distinct areas of the brain. 231 more words


What Comes Next

Professor Adrian Thomas is a doomed man. He has just found out that he has a degenerative brain disease that will rapidly and relentlessly wipe out all his mental faculties and memories. 341 more words

Adult Fiction

Dementia: Current Trends & Future Directions

Genny Bolton talks about the dementia conference, titled Current Trends & Future Directions, which was held at the Montecito Country Club on April 23rd.


Dear Grandmother,

First of all, I would like to apologize. For everything.

I am sorry I am writing this now and I realise I should have done it long long ago. 533 more words


Do libraries have a role to play for people with dementia?

I was at the launch of the WhoseShoes® Dementia Friendly Communities project in West Kent yesterday, and, just as WhoseShoes® founder Gill Phillips promised, the conversations and ideas flowed thick and fast. 453 more words