Maureen’s journey: ‘We have a positive attitude – we’ll try anything once!’

The DAA thanks Maureen and Mike and for allowing us to re-post their story Maureen Pike’s husband Mike was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA) at the age of 59. Here Maureen explains how they’re both continuing to enjoy life. How was Mike diagnosed? It was quite a long process. Mike had always looked after himself and led a healthy, active lifestyle. The only time he’d ever been ill was as [...]

2017-05-29T09:24:04-04:00August 17th, 2016|

Living Well with Dementia: The Pygmalion Effect

By Karen Love, DAA Executive Director In 1968, Robert Rosenthal and Lenore Jacobson published groundbreaking research that showed teacher expectations of students became self-fulfilling prophecies. At the beginning of a school year first and second grade students’ IQs were tested. The researchers randomly selected a group of students regardless of their actual test results and led the teachers to believe that this group was capable of great academic achievement. At the end of the year [...]

2017-05-29T09:24:22-04:00August 11th, 2016|