Maria Caserta, Caring.com Expert


Maria Caserta is a geriatric psychiatrist with a doctorate in neurobiology. She's the associate director of the Memory Center at the University of Chicago, where she is also an associate professor of psychiatry.


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Can vitamin supplements and herbals slow memory loss due to Alzheimer's disease? — Nov 19, 2007
No vitamin or herb can improve his memory. Nor can they stop the memory loss. Certain vitamins and prescription drugs, a good diet, exercise, and continuing mental stimulat...
What do I say to my mom when her Alzheimer's causes her to forget the obvious? — Nov 19, 2007
Avoid saying, "Don't you remember?" because even at the beginnings of Alzheimer's disease, your mom simply doesn't remember. Similarly, when she says something th...
Is dehydration a risk with Alzheimer's? — Nov 14, 2007
Yes, you do need to be mindful of dehydration. Since your mom has Alzheimer's, she may forget to drink or not realize that she's thirsty. Her medications can also be dehydr...