Brianna Gigliotti

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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Mental Health Action Day 2023

Taking action to help with mental health issues is important at Conversations to Remember. Many individuals, including senior citizens, experience challenges with mental health. Seniors may face issues like depression due to loneliness and cognitive decline from dementia. Through Conversations to Remember, seniors are able to participate in weekly virtual visits with student volunteers. This …

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How Technology Can Help Seniors Experiencing Loneliness and Social Isolation

Loneliness and social isolation are major concerns for many older adults. These individuals are more likely to experience social isolation due to reasons such as losing social ties, relocating to care communities and facing limitations from their physical and mental health. When older adults are isolated and lonely, it can lead to various issues, such …

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