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Aging Memory Loss

Why I'm Wishing For An Abundance Of Imagination As I Grow Older

Vicki Tapia | Posted 08.03.2016 | Fifty
Vicki Tapia

I wondered how many times this beautiful young woman might have imagined this moment. The young man bent down on one knee, and from his pocket, pulled out and opened a small box. Gazing upward, he held the box toward her and grasped her hand.

Is It Dementia Or Normal Aging? Now There's A Tool To Figure It Out

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.19.2015 | Fifty

Beneath the ubiquitous memory-loss jokes that midlifers make, there is a deep concern and fear of dementia. Now, Mayo Clinic researchers have develope...

Senior Moments, or Something More?

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

Here are some tips for those who may be concerned that either themselves or a loved one are showing signs of memory impairment and may be struggling with knowing how to differentiate normal forgetfulness from Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.

Tips for Helping Loved Ones With Memory Loss Engage in Activities

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 09.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

One area that can easily be overlooked for those with memory loss is socializing through activities.

How The Benefits Of A Good Night's Sleep Change With Age | Posted 11.22.2011 | Fifty

A good night's sleep doesn't seem to improve older adults' memory, according to a new study. The findings suggest that age-related brain changes, not ...

The Memory Challenge

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 12.13.2011 | Fifty
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

It occurred to me that night that we have in our midst a parlor game that requires very little preparation and certainly no props. In contrast to charades, Taboo, or cards, this parlor game is just called: The Memory Challenge.

How To Have A Conversation With A Loved One With Alzheimer’s

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

Your relative or friend may no longer remember the beginning of a paragraph by the end of it, may no longer have clear memories of your childhood or accurate memories of their own, but it often just feels good to be with you.