Alzheimer's and Dementia

Allie Srgo; photo by Katye Martens Brier

God Led Her to a Career of Caring for Seniors

When she lost her child-care job during the pandemic, she found a new calling caring for people living with dementia.

Edward and Gracie walking in the woods

Farewell for Just a While

With final edits due on a family memoir about Alzheimer’s as well as travel to Oberammergau, blogging takes a break.

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Alzheimer's awareness

How to Support Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

From walks to conversations to prayer groups, raising awareness of this deadly disease

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Christian Fernandez; photo by Dan MacMedan

He Gives Others the Loving Care He Thought He Didn't Deserve

After struggling as a teen with self-esteem issues and learning disabilities, his healing came from serving others

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Gracie and Edward

What Prayer Do You Say If You Lose Something?

From misplacing a dog leash or a memory, how to summon help.

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Glen Campbell performs at the Sands Event Center on October 26, 2012 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Remembering Glen Campbell and His Struggle With Alzheimer’s

In an excerpt from an upcoming book on his family’s history with the disease, Edward Grinnan recounts a visit with the Rhinestone Cowboy.

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Edward Grinnan on Alzheimer's

How Often Do You Take a Memory Test Online?

With a family history of Alzheimer’s, is faith in the results the best use of faith?

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A ray of light

A Ray of Light at a Mother’s Death

Although miles apart, knowing that she was gone.

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Edward Grinnan

In the End, the One Word That Matters

It was a mother/son relationship fraught with tension but, ultimately, understanding.

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An Alzheimer's patient smiles at her caregiver

5 Ways to Compassionately Approach Alzheimer’s Caregiving

Be patient, encourage independence and other tips on providing compassionate care to those living with Alzheimer’s.

Percy Daggs III with a photo of his grandparents; photo courtesy Alzheimer's Association

Actor Percy Daggs III on Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's

His beloved grandparents showed him the importance of caring for one other. When his grandma developed Alzheimer’s, it was his turn to step up

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A senior woman and her adult daughter

Anticipating Alzheimer’s Care Needs

Here’s a look at the three primary stages of Alzheimer’s and how they impact the patient and the caregiver.

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A woman opens her curtains to greet the day

Thriving Through Alzheimer's

Discover how these positive people are seeing the blessings of every day while living with this progressive neurologic disorder.

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Spring training

Do You and Your Mom Share a Passion for Sports?

Tender memories of spring training and a love of the Detroit Tigers

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Singing out loud

How Musical ‘Earworms’ Can Improve Your Memory

Why that song you can’t get out of your head might help you access and retain positive experiences from the past.

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Edward Grinnan

Have You Received a Comforting Sign from a Loved One Who Has Passed?

For one son, it appeared in a secondhand bookstore on the first anniversary of his mother’s death.

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