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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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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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How Lack of Sleep Could Contribute to Dementia

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Every now and then, we all have those nights where we spend more time tossing and turning than resting in a deep slumber. New research shows that these nights aren’t just bad for your alertness the morning after. They could contribute to the damage that leads to Alzheimer’s. Sleep Research Shows Higher Beta-Amyloid Protein Levels…

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7 Tips to Improve Brain Power

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Boost your brain power by integrating these simple ideas into your everyday life. Pay attention by concentrating on what you want to remember. Train your memory by trying to memorize phone numbers or a credit card number. Find ways to decrease the stress in your life through exercise, meditation, or spending time doing something you…

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A Simple Tool for Assessing Dementia:
A Person’s Walking Pace

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Developing accurate and affordable diagnostic tools for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is as important as the scientific studies that seek a medical breakthrough to delay or eliminate the disease. And as Alzheimer’s rates continue to increase around the world in aging populations, the search becomes more urgent to find and develop inexpensive diagnostic tools that…

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The Role of a Memory Care Community

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For a person with middle-to late-stage Alzheimer’s who suffers from hallucinations and dementia, the best caregiving solution may the services of a memory care community such as Primrose. Memory care communities provide an assisted living environment that has the staff and setup to protect and care for your loved one and provide them with the…

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