Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research Updates You Need to Know About
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…
Coping with the Holidays for Families and Caregivers of Those with Dementia
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….
Simple Ways to Help Seniors Avoid Social Isolation and Stave Off Dementia
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…
Turning the Page on Dementia: How Reading Groups Help Bridge the Gap
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…
Food, Drink and Activities That Increase Alzheimer’s Risk
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…
Are You Suffering from Caregiver Burnout?
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…
June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month
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…
Reduce Your Alzheimer’s and Dementia Risk with Exercise and Diet
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…
Foods for Fighting Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Research has shown that the foods that we eat can have an impact on the health of our brains. While there is no specific diet for people who have Alzheimer’s disease, there are many foods that researchers say can ease symptoms and even possibly prevent Alzheimer’s. Consider incorporating these nutritious options to protect your brain…
Is Deep Brain Stimulation An Effective Treatment for Alzheimer’s?
Deep brain stimulation has been used to treat the tremors, walking problems and rigidity that can be symptoms of advanced Parkinson’s disease. An exciting new study is giving hope that this treatment can safely give relief to individuals with Alzheimer’s as well. Recent Study Results Are Promising The ADvanance trial is a Phase 2 study testing…