Victoria Javier hasn’t had a conversation with her husband, Santiago, in 10 years. The reason: Santiago Javier, 81, is nonverbal, one of the consequences of his Alzheimer’s disease, a brain disorder that affects 5.8 million Americans, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
My 95-year-old mother has severe dementia. The disease has robbed her of the ability to do so many things she used to fully appreciate in her life. … But I thank God every day that she is being cared for by compassionate staff in an excellent facility.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica parish, Sunset Park, and the New York Memory Center are teaming up to assist Brooklyn residents who care for family members with Alzheimer’s disease.
I have been getting forgetful lately. This past week, I went to the supermarket and couldn’t remember what I was supposed to buy for a few minutes. I sometimes forget my neighbor’s name. It doesn’t interfere with my life that much, but it’s annoying. I went to my doctor who told me I don’t […]
Twenty-five seventh grade students from Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Dyker Heights, refuse to back down from the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. To date, they have raised over $1,200 for the Alzheimer’s Association under the guidance of Terry Cusmano, catechist at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. “This very tragic illness causes severe memory loss,” said […]
Dear Dr. Garner, My mother is 72 and has mild memory loss. Lately, she is becoming even more forgetful. I fear that she is going to soon have a full-blown case of Alzheimer’s disease. She has been taking Aricept for some time without any noticeable difference. Is there anything new on the market that you […]
Dear Dr. Garner, My mother is 65, and I noticed she is becoming forgetful lately. No matter how many times we give her an answer to a question, she keeps asking the same question over and over again. She also seems to forget appointments that we’ve made with her. Just yesterday, we were supposed to […]
Dear Dr. Garner, I am very scared. My mother died of Alzheimer’s disease. I am fine but I heard on television that people in their 40s are suffering memory loss and other brain problems. I do find myself being forgetful. I can’t find the car keys and have trouble remembering certain names. I am 45 […]