Living Options for a Person with Dementia: In-home Care

One of the many important factors to consider when dealing with cognitive decline is deciding upon the right living environment. The question of how to approach living arrangements for seniors with dementia can be confusing, given the various living options…

Fun Activities to Keep Your Brain Sharp

Aging is a natural process that occurs in all our organs. The brain is no exception: brain shrinkage and loss of neural connections over time can lead to deficits in cognitive abilities such as thinking, memory and spatial reasoning [1].…

Defining Loneliness and Isolation

In the modern age, we commonly apply labels such as isolated, lonely and alone to express our emotional states. We feel isolated when we spend Friday nights at home, while others may be out partying. We feel lonely when we…

Is Loneliness Caused by Being Alone?

Loneliness is often misunderstood due to societal misconceptions. One such misconception is that loneliness is associated with physical isolation. That is, believing that loneliness is caused by being alone, that a person who is alone will be lonely, or that…

Inspiring Stories of People with Dementia

Dementia and cognitive decline are often thought of as curtain call diagnoses, putting an end to individuals’ careers. While it certainly causes changes and requires attention, it does not necessarily mean that we need to bow out gracefully and roll…

C2R – It’s Not Just for Students

At Conversations to Remember, we recognize that our success hinges not only on the dedication of our volunteers and the enthusiasm of our students but also on the collective efforts of a diverse and passionate community. Most people think of…

Drug Misuse Can Cause Dementia-Like Symptoms

While dementia is commonly associated with aging and neurodegenerative disorders, certain drugs have been identified as potential contributors to symptoms that mimic or exacerbate cognitive impairment. In recent years, the intersection of drug misuse and cognitive decline has gained increased…

Loneliness Can Lead to Self-Isolation

We often think that isolation can lead to loneliness, but the opposite is also true. Of course, someone who is isolated from people – or isolated from exposure to new and different people – could become lonely. However, there is…

2023 Annual Fundraiser

The Conversations to Remember Holiday Fundraiser is underway. This year, it has been moved to November to allow more of our students to participate. Due to the success of last year’s fundraiser, we’ve been able to host hundreds of senior…