Archives for June 2015

What’s it like to have Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s awareness is important not only for understanding what someone who has the disease is going through, but in trying to understand the best way to cope together. The Alzheimer’s Association has an excellent “tour inside the brain of Alzheimer’s” that can help you to better understand the disease. Know The Facts  1/3 of those

What is Scleroderma?

It is most likely that you have never heard of scleroderma unless you or a loved one has been diagnosed. Scleroderma is defined as an auto-immune disease that affects the connective tissue. One of the most visible symptoms is hardening of skin. Facts About Scleroderma According to the Scleroderma Foundation there are a number of

Caregiving For Someone With Aphasia

We discussed Aphasia in our previous blog, covering the definition of Aphasia & some ideas and techniques for working with those who suffer from Aphasia. However, caregiving for someone with Aphasia can be complicated and frustrating for both parties. Talking With/To Someone With Aphasia It can be difficult to talk to someone with Aphasia. Here

The Silence of Aphasia

There is a saying that “Silence is golden”and while this may be true in many situations, if you or someone you love has been afflicted with Aphasia you may long to hear words from their lips. Aphasia is caused by an injury to the brain and is an impairment of the ability to speak, understand