Lisa Snyder, Caring.com Expert


Lisa Snyder is a social worker at the University of California, San Diego, Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center


Recently Published on Caring.com

Why won't my parents and their friends use the word Alzheimer's? — Nov 17, 2007
When many people hear the word Alzheimer's, they think of a very senile person. The word evokes a long-standing image of devastating dementia, despite the fact that people ...
Do I tell my mother her memory trouble is Alzheimer's? — Nov 17, 2007
What you do depends on the degree to which your mother is troubled by or aware of her symptoms. Does she ever express frustration with herself, exasperation, or a sense of ...
Should I interfere in my mother's social life if she has Alzheimer's? — Nov 17, 2007
It sounds like your mother is expressing concerns and you're unsure how to respond. Is this a long-standing pattern with your mother, being uncomfortable with setting limit...