Fighting the Stigma of Dementia

In past decades people were very hesitant to utter the dreaded “C” word, cancer. We have made great strides as a society by knocking down the stigma associated with cancer. We are less afraid to talk about it, we raise money, wear t-shirts touting the battle, and we...

Prevalence of Alzheimer’s Disease

The number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease is eye-opening. It is a very likely that you know someone with the disease, whether they are in your family, close social network, or community. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.3 million individuals...

How Dementia May Affect People

Dementia affects every person differently. Each person is a unique individual and that does not change with dementia. Not everyone with dementia will exhibit the same symptoms, with the same rate of progression. Although each individual is unique, the following are...

Signs of Dementia

By: Pam Kul-Berg Dementia Care Specialist for the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Southwest Wisconsin Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is important and knowing some warning signs can be helpful. Early diagnosis can allow individuals...