Tag Archives: Dementia

The New Old Age: Dementia Is Getting Some Very Public Faces

The spouses arriving for the Wednesday afternoon caregivers’ class at the Penn Memory Center in Philadelphia had something on their minds even before Alison Lynn, the social worker leading the session, could start the conversation. A few days before, retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor had released a letter announcing that she’d been diagnosed… Read More »

The True Cost of Dementia

— Dementia is a reality that 7.7 million people worldwide will face for the first time each year and worldwide there are an estimated 47 million cases. But those are just the people who actually have the horrible disease. No study can show the true impact of how many people are affected by dementia because… Read More »