Myron F. Weiner MD


Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias: Maintaining Good Nutrition

Getting a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia to eat enough may be a challenge in some cases. Some of these tips may help you. If the person resists using a spoon or fork, don’t force the issue. Some people may have vision or motor problems that make using a spoon or fork difficult. Serve food that can…

Alzheimer’s Disease: Should I Take Medicines?

Guides you through decision to take medicines for Alzheimer’s disease. Covers medicine choices and their side effects. Lists reasons for and against taking medicines. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.

Memory Problems: Wandering

Wandering can pose a major problem for the caregiver and can be dangerous for a person who has Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Get a medical ID bracelet for the person so that you can be contacted if he or she wanders away. Try to figure out why the person wanders. He or she may be trying to find something…

Dementia With Lewy Bodies

Dementia with Lewy bodies is a brain disease that causes progressive loss of memory and the ability to think and plan. It is associated with protein deposits called Lewy bodies in brain cells. The main symptoms of dementia with Lewy bodies are: Fluctuating attention and alertness (the person may be alert and then…

Dementia: Tips for Communicating

Communicating with a person who has Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia can be very challenging. Changing your approach to the way you communicate may be helpful. First, make sure the person does not have a hearing or vision problem. Sometimes a person may not respond to you because he or she cannot hear you. Not…