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7 Ways of Helping a Person with Dementia Symptoms Feel Less Anxious

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This article was originally posted on TeepaSnow.com, written by Valerie Feurich.  Read the original article here >   As you go through life, you may tend to take for granted the amazing feats and abilities of your brain. Remembering where you parked the car, how to make your favorite pasta dish, or being able to…

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New Years Resolutions to Reduce The Risk of Cognitive Decline

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What if our resolutions could improve brain health and reduce the risk of cognitive decline? Wouldn’t we all want to accept the challenge? 1. Exercise your brain— As the saying goes, “Use it or lose it!” Keeping your brain stimulated can improve cognitive skills and reduce or risk of dementia. 2. Keep moving— Physical activity…

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Tips for meeting nutritional needs for those living with memory loss

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Eating a healthy and balanced diet can be a challenge for anyone, but for people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s, it often falls on caregivers to ensure meals are adequately prepared, served, and eaten. Outside of making sure appropriate nutrient and caloric needs are being met, caregivers for those with cognitive illnesses may also have…

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How Sleep Affects Memory

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We’re all familiar with that sluggish feeling after a bad night’s sleep. Now researchers believe sleep disturbances spark changes in the brain that may lead to dementia, according to a new study. The key to this connection is low oxygen in the blood during sleep. The culprit? Conditions that interrupt breathing—like sleep apnea or emphysema,…

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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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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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