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 attention within medical and scientific communities, shedding light on the various substances that can impact …

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Harnessing Feedback about Conversations to Remember’s Virtual Visits

Everyone who participates in our virtual visits knows how much they benefit the seniors involved. However, that isn’t always obvious to people who are not able to personally witness the calls. In principle, the visits should help lonely seniors, but does it? In an era where the digital landscape is reshaping the way we connect …

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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 visits each month, more than we’ve ever done. Unfortunately, this doesn’t even begin to address …

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How Alzheimer’s Disease Progresses

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disease that impacts memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s tend to gradually develop over years, and worsen over time. The disease generally progresses in three main stages: early, middle and late. Alzheimer’s disease affects each individual differently, and the symptoms and stages can look different for everyone. However, these …

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3 Famous Actors With Dementia and How Their Diagnosis Made an Impact

Dementia is common and affects over 55 million people worldwide. A multitude of famous people have been diagnosed with some type of dementia, which has led to increased awareness and even funding for research. These are some examples of popular actors who have been diagnosed with dementia and the different ways their diagnosis made an …

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