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The Connection Between Sleep Habits and Dementia

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Everyone needs a little extra sleep now and then, but there are times when “sleeping in” can be a sign of illness. If you, or an elderly loved one, are getting more sack time these days, more than nine hours per night, you may be at risk for developing dementia, according to a recent analysis…

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Does Exposure to Pollution Increase Dementia and Alzheimer’s Risk?

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When it comes to decreasing the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, everything from diet to exercise to socialization is considered a defense. While nutrition and regular physical activity are an excellent idea for men and women of any age, a factor that could increase Alzheimer’s risk may actually be lurking closer than you…

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Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research Updates You Need to Know About

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When you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you are always searching for a glimmer of hope and a new treatment option that might help the person that you love. It’s reassuring to know that there are many medical researchers and professional experts who are devoting their careers and their lives to…

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Coping with the Holidays for Families and Caregivers of Those with Dementia

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While we’d like to believe that the holidays are joyous for all, they can also be quite stressful if you are caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. With a goal of making the holidays as enjoyable as possible for everyone, there are ways to reduce stress for both the loved one and caregiver….

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Simple Ways to Help Seniors Avoid Social Isolation and Stave Off Dementia

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For senior citizens, social isolation and loneliness can quickly become a double-edged sword that robs them of mental acuity and vitality. Decreased social activity is often a contributing factor in the development of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in seniors. The onset of these conditions can further isolate the elderly because of the new challenges that…

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Turning the Page on Dementia: How Reading Groups Help Bridge the Gap

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As an individual ages, it’s important that he or she maintain social connection and contact with others in order to stay healthy, both mentally and emotionally. One excellent way to forge and keep up connections with peers is through reading groups, particularly for those with challenges like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. There are quite a…

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Food, Drink and Activities That Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

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A person’s chances of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s does not seem to be static. Over time, we’ve been able to identify a few factors that can significantly raise a person’s Alzheimer’s risk. If you have any of these in your life, your risk of developing dementia can be elevated. A high stress/low control job.A study…

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Are You Suffering from Caregiver Burnout?

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Caring for someone with dementia can be very hands-on and intensive. When you are the primary caretaker for someone with Alzheimers or other dementia, it is easy to slide into burnout without realizing it. Caregiver burnout is physical, emotional, and mental fatigue that is often accompanied by a change in attitude. Symptoms of Caregiver Burnout…

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June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

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During the month of June, the Alzheimer’s Association is raising awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease with its Go Purple campaign. The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Formed in 1980, their vision is a world without Alzheimer’s Disease. Today, more than 47 million people are living with…

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Reduce Your Alzheimer’s and Dementia Risk with Exercise and Diet

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When people think about their cognitive health, they often do not think about the links with their physical health. However, studies indicate that both regular exercise and a healthy diet can significantly help prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia. The Effects of Exercise on the Brain The Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability…

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