Mother's Day can be a struggle if your mother or loved one has memory loss or dementia. Karen Clay, a social worker with the UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center in Seattle, offers tips for having a good day with your loved one.
Jesse Fann, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine, is the lead author of a paper in Lancet Psychiatry, "Long-term risk of dementia among people with traumatic brain injury in
The risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, was significantly higher in people who had experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) than with people who had no history of TBI, according to one of the largest studies to date on that association.
Alzheimer’s is a slow-progressing disease that can be latent for 15 years before developing into cognitive impairment and dementia. And evidence suggests that healthy behaviors can delay the cognitive decline.