...After four or five decades in this small home, the place is packed with memories as well as junk. Then, one spouse - let's say Mom - dies. Dad is now alone in this house. He gets even more "thrifty," and doesn't want anyone coming to mow the yard. He's a bit paranoid,  Read more →

...Some of the cuts you make are obvious. If you’ve been volunteering significant time to a fun project, but it’s not one of your life’s priorities, you may need to take a break. Other relationships aren’t so easily altered, so hurt feelings — and even marriage problems — can arise. First, try to breathe, and next, Read more →

There are many types of dementia including vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia (Pick's disease), dementia associated with Parkinson's disease, and dementia associated with alcoholism, as well as Alzheimer's, of course. Doctors are also starting to diagnose "mixed dementias" Read more →

Dear AG: Age-related hearing loss is often accepted as a simple inconvenience, but it’s much more than that. While most hearing loss can’t be reversed, hearing aids can make an enormous difference in the quality Read more →

...For this study, the medical records of over four million people were analyzed. The researchers found that high blood pressure was associated with a 62 percent higher risk of vascular dementia for people between the ages of 30 and 50. Even after adjusting for the effects of a Read more →