Tag Archives: Dementia

A Virtual Reality Bucket List Helps Dying Patients Travel the World

Virtual reality headsets are giving terminally ill patients once-in-a-lifetime experiences

Diving enthusiast Matthew Hill had always wanted to explore the Great Barrier Reef. But when Hill was diagnosed with bowel cancer, he was forced to put this dream aside. The cancer left Hill’s body in a weakened state. He couldn’t even sit … Continue reading

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YouTube Series “Molly’s Movement” Shows Us What Coping with Dementia Looks Like

Each week, a man films his mother's experiences with Lewy body dementia

Clinically speaking, Lewy body dementia, or LBD, is a brain disorder that impacts a person’s behavior, movement, memory and cognition, along with basic bodily functions like blood pressure and bladder control. But for Joey Daley, this sterile list of symptoms doesn’t … Continue reading

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U.K. Man Checks Items Off Wife’s Bucket List to Raise Awareness for Early-onset Alzheimer’s

Steve Boryszczuk honors his wife's memory by traveling the world, as they had planned to before she died

Steve Boryszczuk has spent the past few years raising awareness for early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease and simultaneously honoring his wife, who passed away from the disease when she was just 43. He’s done this by checking items off of her personal … Continue reading

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Daily, Moderate Alcohol Intake Could Contribute to Cognitive Health in Old Age

A new study found that participants who drank alcohol were more likely to live to 85 without cognitive decline

Researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that daily, moderate alcohol intake may support cognitive health into old age. The study, published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, suggests … Continue reading

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Transforming Living While Dying with Dementia

A true story of letting go of the old and embracing the new

Dying has a way of transforming living, sometimes in powerful ways. I usually consider dying with dementia a double whammy – first the existential death of the person you once knew, and finally the physical death. Letting go and accepting a … Continue reading

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Extra-Virgin Olive Oil May Protect the Brain Against Alzheimer’s

New study reports that extra-virgin olive oil could protect against cognitive decline

Extra-virgin olive oil may protect against cognitive decline, according to a new study recently published in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. The study, conducted by researchers at Temple University, concludes that extra-virgin olive oil contributed to the preservation of … Continue reading

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