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Dementia: How Many Types Are There?

Dementia: How Many Types Are There?

When people hear the word “dementia,” they usually think of Alzheimer’s disease. In some cases, dementia and Alzheimer’s are often mistaken as being the same thing when, in fact, dementia is an umbrella term used to describe many different conditions affecting the...
What Happens To Your Brain When You Have Alzheimer’s?

What Happens To Your Brain When You Have Alzheimer’s?

Over 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. It is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for almost 60-70% of all cases. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that leads to a broad spectrum of impairments to a...
Meet Marie: A Stroke Survivor & Oakwood Member

Meet Marie: A Stroke Survivor & Oakwood Member

On August 3rd, 2007, Marie went upstairs to take some medicine for a migraine she had been having. Unfortunately, the medication had no effect on alleviating the pain, and the next thing Marie knew, she was waking up in the hospital. Marie had found herself lying in a...
The Science Behind Creative Therapy

The Science Behind Creative Therapy

Have you ever heard the theory of left versus right-sided brain dominance? As we know, the brain is divided between two symmetrical hemispheres, and this theory suggests that you can determine which side of the brain is more dominant depending on a person’s...