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Nutrition Tips for Alzheimer’s

Regular, nutritious meals may become a challenge for people with dementia. As a person’s cognitive function declines, he or she may become overwhelmed with too many food choices, forget to eat, or have difficulty with eating utensils. Proper nutrition is very important to keep the body strong and healthy. For a person who has Alzheimer’s […]

New Study: 1 in 3 Seniors Die with Dementia and Alzheimer’s

A shocking new report from the Alzheimer’s Association finds that one in three adults over 65 dies with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. The report reflects the scope of how degenerative neurological disease is affecting a rapidly aging population. According to the estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Alzheimer’s […]

5 Things Alzheimer’s Caregivers Should Never Do

Whether we admit it or not, caring for a person with Alzheimer’s is hard work. You may have to deal with personality and difficult behaviors, be asked the same question over and over, and if you are not careful, your loved one may wander off. There may also come the point where you may have […]

Foods That Can Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

Want to keep your brain working the way you want it to? Then one of the best things to do is to eat right! “Nutrition is very, very important to brain health,” says Paul Nussbaum, Ph.D., a clinical neuropsychologist and member of the scientific advisory board for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. “Surprisingly, the brain […]

Coping with the Changes of Alzheimer’s

If you are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, there will be some significant changes in your daily life. Things that you have once done easily will start to become increasingly difficult. The following suggestions may help you to cope with these changes and plan for them.   Doing Difficult Tasks: You might find familiar activities such […]
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Dementia Costs More to Treat than Cancer and Heart Disease

While cancer and heart disease have been known to be the bigger killers, a new study showed that Alzheimer’s disease has now become known as the most expensive malady in the U.S., costing families and society up to $215 billion a year. The biggest cost of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia is just the […]
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Unique Ways to Protect Your Memory

It happens to all of us: you stop at the store and forget the one thing that you needed to remember. You blank on your co-worker’s husband’s name. Where are those darn keys!?! It is normal to be forgetful once in a while, especially if you’ve got a lot on your plate. But even if […]
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What is Alzheimer’s Disease and its Symptoms?

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net     Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning. Alzheimer’s can develop in varying ways for each individual, although there can be common symptoms shared between person to person. These symptoms may include the following in […]

Alzheimer’s Myths and Reality

Here are some myths of Alzheimer’s disease and the reality of those myths to give you a better understanding of the disease. Myth 1: Memory loss is a natural part of aging. Reality: As you get older, it is normal to have occasional memory problems, such as forgetting the name of a person you’ve recently […]
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Music, Art and Alzheimer’s

Music and art can enrich the lives of people with Alzheimer’s. Both activities allow for self-expression and engagement, even after Alzheimer’s has progressed. Music: It can be powerful! Studies have shown that music might reduce agitation and improve behavioral issues that are common in the middle-stages of the disease. Even when the person is in […]