Monthly Archives: November 2012

Holiday Senior Tips

Holiday Tips for Seniors Ten Ways to Keep the Season Merry Nora Beane, Yahoo! Contributor Network Nov 17, 2006 “Share your voice on Yahoo! websites. <a HREF=”*;wi.300;hi.250/01/?time=1354119215311196″ target=”_blank”><img border=”0″ src=”;wi.300;hi.250/01/?time=1354119215311196″ /></a><iframe src=”″ width=300 height=250 marginwidth=0 marginheight=0 hspace=0 vspace=0 frameborder=0 scrolling=no></iframe> These ten holiday tips for seniors can help you to enjoy the holiday season ahead […]

Choosing to Accept the Changes Dementia Brings

Choice is a luxury and usually a gift.  As a caregiver to a loved one, the absence of choice is a difficult concept to grasp when you are accustomed to the illusion of choice and control in your life. It is earth- shaking to have circumstance thrust upon you, pushing you towards decisions that may […]

My Life with Alzheimer’s and the Gift of My Friend Jean

I always say, if you’ve met one person with Alzheimer’s—then you’ve met one person with Alzheimer’s. Many people don’t realize how each individual has a unique experience with the disease—unique symptoms, a unique path to diagnosis and unique needs. November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregiver Month, and as a member […]

Old Age or Something More? Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

Old Age or Something More? Symptoms of Alzheimer’s By Jeffrey VanWingen M.D. Many of my patients come to me concerned about their memory.  They can’t remember names.  They are forgetful in their day-to-day tasks.  This often begins a cascade of worry culminating in the question, “Do I have Alzheimer’s Disease?”  With little variation, my answer […]

Autism and The Rise of Gluten Sensitivity

Autism and The Rise of Gluten Sensitivity By Erin Froehlich From the The Well Mind Blog Series Hello and welcome back to The Well Mind, the series bringing you the latest developments in mental health. This week: gluten – and if you’re confused as to why I’m discussing it HERE and not inside a food […]

Comparing Asperger’s and Autism, is There a Difference?

  By Brad Plaggemars From the Mental Marvels Blog Series Welcome back to Mental Marvels-where the focus is brain behavior and mental phenomenons. Many people think that Asperger’s Syndrome is the same as autism, others think that Asperger’s is a less severe form of autism. What they fail to realize is that the two are […]