CTE vs. Alzheimer’s: What’s the difference?

This month, we celebrated the Super Bowl and saw a lovely commercial from Google about memory loss. But there is a trend being carefully examined that puts the NFL in the hot seat. It is responsible for over 200 cases reported in tackle football affecting many retired NFL players, including Aaron Hernandez and San Diego’s own Junior Seau. 

The danger of “staying the course”

As a social worker at Alzheimer’s San Diego, I have the privilege of helping families impacted by dementia. I am deeply affected by their stories, battles, and triumphs far beyond my working hours. I was recently listening to a podcast called “Cautionary Tales” and was struck by how the lessons of a historic shipwreck could apply to everyday life – and even dementia care.

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