Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s

The Healing Power of Yoga

By Michelle Porter Tiernan Three women in their 60s and 70s recline on their backs on yoga mats with their eyes closed and their hands turned palms up. Certified yoga instructor Helena Bray begins savasana, the final relaxation. Her voice … Continue reading

Pilates and the Mind-Body Connection

By Michelle Porter Tiernan Pilates is an exercise for all ages. No one illustrated that better than creator Joseph Pilates. He practiced and taught the exercise he developed well into his mid-80s while sporting a physique of a man half … Continue reading

Graceful Exercise: Tai Chi

By Jason Schneider Exercise is important for people of all ages, but can be especially beneficial to people with memory problems, as well as their caregivers. Low-impact exercises, such as water aerobics, yoga—and even simply walking—are often suggested for older … Continue reading

Frequently Asked Questions, Part 3

By: www.ALZinfo.org The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation receives a lot of questions from visitors to our website, readers of Preserving Your Memory and others who call our offices.  Here are a few of the questions we hear frequently. … Continue reading

Frequently Asked Questions, Part 2

By: www.ALZinfo.org The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation receives a lot of questions from visitors to our website, readers of Preserving Your Memory magazine and others who call our offices.  Here are a few of the questions we hear … Continue reading

Frequently Asked Questions, Part 1

By: www.ALZinfo.org The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation receives a lot of questions from visitors to our website, readers of Preserving Your Memory and others who call our offices.  Here are a few of the questions we hear frequently. … Continue reading

The 10 Best Questions for Living with Alzheimer’s

Ask the Experts: Dr. Dede Bonner Question: My father was just diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Does he now need to see a specialist? If so, what questions do we need to ask on our first visit? Dr. Bonner answers: When … Continue reading

Drumroll, Rimshot…very funny

I am well aware that in the gamut of behaviors exhibited by Alzheimer’s patients, there are problems vastly worse than the silliness that I contend with on a daily basis. Although minor snits occur, anger, temper, and aggression are largely … Continue reading

Apraxalexiagnosi-what?

Have you ever seen one of those “novels” which are written for high-school students with the aim of prepping them for their verbal SATs? I’ve seen them, but I would avoid them assiduously on the (possibly misguided) assumption that any … Continue reading

The Alzheimer’s Whisperer

When I first met him, he was a young man with only two speeds; flat out or sound asleep. He has known only hard work his entire life.  He has been a drummer, a machinist, a medic and is now … Continue reading