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Brain Games and Mental Health:
How Seniors Can Avoid Dementia

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Recent research suggests that computer games that train the brain can help prevent Alzheimer’s and general dementia. A study from the University of South Florida found that older people who used a brain training game consistently over a 10 year period were 29% less likely to to develop dementia compared to those who did not…

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Benefits of Art and Music for Those With Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, you want to make sure they have all of the best in care, of course. However, there is more to think about than just primary care–you want to help your loved one live the best life possible. One of the best ways to improve quality of life…

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Tips and Strategies for Bathing People With Alzheimer’s

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When someone has Alzheimer’s, many activities of daily living become more difficult or less important to them, even more than with normal aging. One of these main activities is bathing. If someone with Alzheimer’s won’t bathe, it becomes the caregiver’s role to assist with this personal care activity. But since the person may no longer…

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Sundowning: Causes, Symptoms, Solutions

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Sundowning is a common condition that can affect older people with dementia. Knowing what sundowning is, how to identify the symptoms and what to do to help your loved one can help make life easier and more enjoyable for everyone. What is Sundowning? The term “sundowning” refers to a personality change that commonly affects people…

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Grow a Garden of Benefits:
Gardening for Those with Dementia

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Tranquility, exercise, and vitamin D are some of the top benefits of gardening. These benefits and countless others will enhance the daily life of your loved one living with dementia. According to Alzheimers.net, gardening is one of the top activities which should be included in a Montessori Method to caring for someone with dementia. This…

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The Link Between Alzheimer’s and Depression

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Depression can color a person’s whole perception of themselves and the world. This distressing condition is common in early- to middle-stage Alzheimer’s patients. Studies have shown that up to 65 percent of people with dementia suffer from depression at some point in the course of their illness. While it’s not clear whether dementia causes depression,…

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Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month – June 2017

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June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. During this month, the Alzheimer’s Association® requests support from the public as it works to spread awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. As awareness of these diseases increase, more people get involved in efforts to recognize the symptoms and find a cure. About Alzheimer’s &…

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Is it Safe to Drive When You Have Alzheimer’s Disease?

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For most people, driving is a sign of independence they have enjoyed since their youth. It can be difficult for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease to face the possibility that they might lose that sign of independence. With more than five million Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it’s worth asking the question: Is it safe to…

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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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