At Miami Jewish Health, we are very passionate about the subject of age-related changes to memory and the mind. In fact, MIND Institute at Miami Jewish Health has been a leading center for the latest, state-of-the-art experimental treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and associated neurocognitive disorders for more than 20 years. In this section of our blog, we share our knowledge about keeping your memory sharp and your mind healthy as you age.
Encouraging Appetite in Loved Ones with Dementia
Dementia can cause a wide range of symptoms that can make eating difficult, such as declining motor skills and difficulty communicating. As a caregiver, one of the most common challenges of caring for people with dementia is ensuring that they maintain a healthy appetite.
MIND Institute Renamed in Honor of Frank & Lynn Scaduto
The newly named Frank C. & Lynn Scaduto MIND Institute at Miami Jewish Health provides accessible programs for South Floridians with neurocognitive disorders.
Art Therapy in Memory Care
Art therapy provides many benefits for adults with dementia. Try out this paper flower-making crafting activity with your loved one.
Is Memory Care Right for Your Loved One?
Memory care communities provide specialized care for seniors with certain cognitive issues. But is memory care right for your loved one?
Activity Ideas for People Living with Dementia
These enriching activities for people with dementia offer fun, creative, and productive ways to spend time with your loved one.
What is Sundown Syndrome?
Sundown syndrome can be exhausting for both patients and caregivers. We discuss the causes of sundowning and how to mitigate the symptoms.
How Multi-Sensory Stimulation Can Aid Older Adults Living with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias
We discuss how seniors can use multi-sensory therapy to inhibit depression and enhance the quality of life when living with dementia.
Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: What’s the Difference?
What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia? The following are the differences between these neurocognitive disorders.
FDA Approves New Alzheimer’s Disease Drug
The FDA recently approved aducanumab – a drug that may slow the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. We cover why the drug was approved and how it works.
The Seven Stages of Dementia
This blog examines each stage of dementia and its symptoms, as well as the associated changes in personality, mood, and behavior.