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Living with Dementia – What is it Really Like?

Living with Dementia –

What is it Really Like?

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Today we are lucky to have Brian Van Buren is a 66 year old black gay man living in Charlotte NC., who was diagnosed with vascular dementia and later Early Onset Alzheimer’s in 2015. Come listen and learn from his journey with dementia.

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Email:  brpvb@aol.com

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New Trial for Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

New Trial for

Mild Cognitive Impairment  (MCI)

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Look out, Sudoku! Great NEW Book For Those Diagnosed With MCI

Great NEW Book

For Those Diagnosed With MCI

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Look out, Sudoku! 

Keep Your Brain Stronger for Longer offers a fantastic tool to help people exercise their brain. This book is ideal for those diagnosed with  MCI (Mild cognitive Impairment),  EOAD (Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease) as well as anyone interested in maintaining their own brain health including those caring for them.

The book also helps us understand cognition affects much more than just memory loss, dispelling some of the myths and stigmas associated with dementia. Kudos Tonia Vojtkofsky, PsyD, for pulling together such a great resource!

Anyone who takes a look in the book will see immediately these are not just memory or recall exercises. Through a variety of specific exercises one will they have been purposely developed to work the areas of the brain that manages:

Attention

Calculation

Executive Functioning

Language

Memory

Processing Speed

Reasoning

Sequencing

Visual-Spatial Skills

Personally I love the wide variety of exercises offered in “Keep You Brain Stronger For Longer.”  I found each of them challenging, fascinating and fun to do.

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Recorded Dementia Chats – Dementia Farms & Changing Terminology

Recorded Dementia Chats

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June 9th, 2015 – We had a short discussion about “Dementia Farms” which is an interesting concept just starting here in the U.S.. The majority of our time we spoke about the effects of changing terminology and it’s impact on those diagnosed as well as the public at large. There were some options discussed on how not to add additional stress to those living with the disease and how medical professionals and the government agencies may wish to look at things a bit differently to truly help those living with the disease.

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Director Kantor-Burman sits down with Patty Callahan and Lynn Dobb, caregiver advocates with the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, to discuss how caregivers might experience added stress during the holiday season. They offer easy strategies to manage stress and make the holidays more enjoyable. Then, we chat with Rick Phelps, who created the Memory People group on Facebook to connect with others who, like he, have been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease.

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