Patty O'Brian

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Specialist

Newsdesk Affilitions

Recent Articles

Thermometer under the sun.

Dementia and Summer Heat: The Dangers of an Unlocked Car

The statistics are staggering: one in nine people age 65 and older have a diagnosis of a dementia and one in three seniors die with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. In Connecticut, an estimated 77,000 individuals over the age of 65 are living with dementia and that number growing...

Elderly woman with caregiver.

A Guide To A Memorable Holiday Season For Dementia Patients, Caregivers

Those who take care of loved ones with dementia can have mixed feelings about the holidays – caregivers may have happy memories of the past, but they also may worry about the extra demands that the holidays can bring. To make the season more enjoyable, a balance between holiday-related activities...