Tag Archives: Dementia

Searching for Words and Answers: A Couple’s Lewy Body Dementia Experience

Randal G. was always a strong public speaker. “I was a person used to giving an hour-long presentation to 400 people with minimal notes. Everything flowed,” Randal says. But in 2011, when he was 55 years old, something changed. During a speech for his consulting business, he couldn’t find the right words to say. He… Read More »

Lewy Body Dementia Research Seeks Faster, Earlier Diagnosis

Imagine driving and forgetting where you’re going. Or feeling tremors in your hands when you try to pick up something. Imagine seeing someone or something that’s not there. These are possible signs of Lewy body dementia (LBD), a complicated memory and movement disease affecting more than 1 million Americans. LBD is associated with abnormal brain… Read More »

New Therapies Help Patients With Dementia Cope With Depression

Anne Firmender, 74, was working with her psychologist to come up with a list of her positive attributes. “I cook for others,” said Ms. Firmender. “It’s giving,” encouraged the psychologist, Dimitris Kiosses. “Good kids,” continued Ms. Firmender, who has four grown children and four grandchildren. “And great mother,” added Dr. Kiosses. Ms. Firmender smiled. Dr.… Read More »

Double the number of women suffer from dementia — so why are even the lab rats in brain studies male?

Depression, stroke and dementia are twice as common in women as in men. Among Alzheimer’s patients, 70 per cent are female. But according to Lynn Posluns, the driving force behind the first “Women’s Brain Health Day,” launched this week, most research on these disorders focus on only one gender — right down to the mice… Read More »