Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

Vitamin D Deficiency and Memory Loss

A surprising statistic shows that only one-third of Americans are getting enough vitamin D – yes, even those living in the Sunshine State of Florida. What else may surprise you is that researchers have found a link between vitamin D deficiency and the development of dementia. Learn what they’ve found and ways to keep vitamin…

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Link Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Dementia

Sleep Tips for Seniors with Sundowners

Being on a home care journey with an elderly loved one who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia is challenging, but if that senior also deals with Sundowners, the situation can be even more stressful and difficult. Sundowners, or sundowning, is a condition characterized by agitation, confusion, and even fear…

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Sleep Tips for Seniors with Sundowners

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease

You may have noticed some changes in your parent that have left you worried. They seem to be unable to find the words they are searching for when speaking with you. The lost remote control has been found in odd places like the laundry hamper. You find them wandering into rooms and unable to recall…

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How Is Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosed

Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease

There are many unknowns when it comes to Parkinson’s disease, sometimes abbreviated as just PD, including the cause and a cure. For the sixty thousand Americans diagnosed each year, one thing is certain – the symptoms will only worsen over time. Fortunately, if diagnosed early enough, many of the symptoms listed below can be managed…

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Early Warning Signs of Parkinson's Disease

What is Lewy Body Dementia?

When most people think “LBD,” they think “little black dress.” They think of something fun and cute to go out in, or that Jennifer Aniston wore one on the red carpet. Unfortunately, though, there is another LBD that has some connotations that aren’t so fun and flashy. LBD also stands for Lewy body dementia, a…

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What is Lewy Body Dementia

What is Huntington’s Disease?

Elder Care Jensen Beach FL-One condition that can be categorized as dementia is Huntington’s disease. This is a fatal disease characterized by the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain.

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What is Huntington's Disease

How to Reduce Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

“Aren’t you scared?” I had just completed a training session with Palm Beach County Corrections Officers and they were referring to the increased risk for Alzheimer’s I personally have as a result of my family’s medical history. I have to admit, it can be frightening to contemplate as I see the ravages of the disease…

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How to Reduce Your Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

What Is Dementia?

Today we are barraged with information and “healthcare news” from many sources. This information can often be confusing, misleading, or simply incorrect, leading people to healthcare professionals to find clarity and truth on health topics. As a physician, I am frequently asked questions concerning dementia. Let me share with you some of the common questions…

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What is Dementia

Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

As your loved ones age, you may begin to notice changes in their behavior. They may call you by the wrong name, have difficulty remembering where they put something, or even struggle with common daily activities. Contrary to popular belief, these occurrences are not always typical of old age. They can be signs of a…

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Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease