Aging & Elderly

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When To Turn In The Car Keys


AARP Driver Safety states: Most people want to continue driving for as long as they can do so safely. However, for many people, a time will come when they must limit or stop driving, either temporarily or permanently. Following are some warning signs that indicate a person should begin to limit or stop driving: Almost […]

face to face


It is very difficult for a parent to accept caregiving from a child. George Schoengood says, “I am 91 years old. I have macular degeneration. My son, Matthew, is my primary caregiver.” Matthew makes it easy on me to accept his caregiving.  He never makes me feel like I’m imposing on him or his family.  […]

What are the early signs of Alzheimers Disease?


Dear Karen,
How do I know if my mom has Alzheimer’s disease? What are some of the early signs of this disease? -Betty

Dear Betty:
Good question, Betty. Many people, including myself, want to know what signs to look for. For wisdom on this subject I went to wonderful resource, Coach Broyles’ Playbook for Alzheimer’s Caregivers. Frank Broyles, is Athletic Director Emeritus for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. His wife, Barbara, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Frank says, “I had many questions and spent a lot of time looking for answers. What I learned is contained in my book, Playbook for Alzheimer’s Caregivers.”

One of the first topics which Coach Broyles deals with in his book is what signs to look for.