Monthly Archives: September 2014

Paranoia, Emergency Room Advice, More

Paranoia is puzzling until you realize the root cause: One’s sense of reality is sometimes robbed by the dementia. Unable to account for things that are happening (the way a rational brain can), the person with dementia makes up his or her own explanations.

A common variation: Mixing up one person with another. So, for example, a childhood friend is transposed to a nurse aide, and old arguments are brought up again with this new person.

Quick Links
* How to prepare for a trip to the emergency room with someone who has Alzheimer’s
* How does your caregiving role affect your feelings about aging?

Myths and Facts About Protein

Quiz: Myths and Facts About Protein

12 Tips to Avoid Diabetes Complications

12 Tips to Avoid Diabetes Complications

Choose Carbs Carefully

Diabetes doesn’t mean you have to cut carbs completely. Choose carbohydrates that break down in the body slowly, providing steady energy. Reach for whole grains, beans, nuts, and fresh vegetables and fruits. Yes, you can eat fruit even though it’s sweet. It’s about eating the right amounts of carbohydrates at each meal. A registered dietitian can help you learn how much is right for you.


How Much Do You Know About Weight and Aging?