When Is Memory Loss Something To Be Concerned About?

Dementia is an umbrella term that covers a variety of diseases that involve memory loss and other problems with thinking that interfer with a person living his day-to-day life.

Forgetfulness and confusion used to be considered a natural part of aging. Perhaps you can recall a grandparent who became forgetful or as we used to say senile.

Today we know that memory loss may mean something is wrong. There are many causes of memory loss. We know that changes in the way your family member thinks, remembers or behaves may be signs of disease and can be treated.

Because people are living longer, more families find themselves facing dementia, memory loss or Alzheimer's Disease.

Whether you are beginning your journey or an experienced care giver, you've come to a place where you can find the answers and support you need.

An elder care attorney is an important member of your family's team.
Your elder care attorney can help you make sure that your family member's wishes will be followed.
Why create advanced directives?
Control your health care with advanced directives
The cost of long term care for dementia patients is tremendous.
The cost of long term care for dementia sufferers falls primarily to savings and family members.
Keys to applying for Medicaid.
Applying for Medicaid: What you need to know.
What does Medicaid spend down mean?
The Medicaid spend down is more complicated then in past years.
Locate Medicaid nursing homes in your area.
Medicaid nursing homes are key long term care resources.
A Meaningful Holiday Visit
A holiday visit that give you much needed insight into your aging parents needs.
Changes to emotion processing in Alzheimer's disease and dementia
How to cope with difficult behaviors from changes to emotion processing in Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Long term care facts that can prevent caregiving mistakes
Long term care facts: What you need to know.
Caring for the Caregiver
tips for caring for the caregiver to reduce stress
Caregiver stress affects the health and wellness of family caregivers
Beat caregiver stress by taking time for you.
Learn the Warning Signs of Stress
The warning signs of stress every caregiver should know.
Anticipatory grief is a common emotion for families caring for someone with deme
Dealing with anticipatory grief can reduce caregiver stress.
Worried about dementia symptoms?
Learn key dementia symptoms that signal the need for a doctor's appointment
Dementia behaviors
Dementia Behaviors or Normal Aging? Learn more.
What is the definition of dementia?
Knowing the definition of dementia is the first step to helping your family member.
Find the best dementia doctors for your family member.
The best dementia doctors have experience and up to date clinical knowledge.
The three stages of dementia, what to expect.
Knowing the stages of dementia can help you prepare for the future.
Alzheimer's Disease - The Leading Cause of Dementia
Learn about Alzheimer's Disease and its treatment.
Early Alzheimer's Symptoms
Learn early Alzheimer's symptoms and get help
Alzheimer's disease video - 3 minutes to better understanding
Take 3 minutes to watch this Alzheimer's disease video and come away with a much better understanding of how AD affects the brain
Seven Stages of Alzheimer's disease
Seven stages of Alzheimer's disease: What you need to know.
Diagnosis Vascular Dementia (Multi Infarct Dementia) - What You Need to Know
Vascular dementia (Multi Infarct Dementia) is a little known side effect of strokes and high blood pressure.
Diagnosis Lewy Body Dementia - What You Need to Know
Learn about Lewy Body Dementia and its treatment.
Frontal Lobe Dementia, how does it differ from Alzheimer's Disease?
Frontal Lobe Dementia can be hard to diagnosis because it strikes at a younger age.
Diagnosis Pick's disease: What you need to know.
Pick's disease is the best known of the Frontotemperal dementias.
Meet Janice Wallace, The Eldercare Coach
I became The Eldercare Coach to help families like mine who are struggling to cope with a family member with dementia.