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Reducing Stress with Alzheimer’s

Living with Alzheimer’s can bring demands to your life that can lead to unwanted stress. Too much stress can be very overwhelming and affect your health and ability to function. Taking steps to reduce your stress can help to improve concentration, decision-making and your quality of life. Here are some tips to help you reduce […]
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Helping Kids with ADHD Succeed in School

School can be hard for any child, but for kids with ADHD, characterized by inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity, they tend to have a harder time because of the disorder. “Research suggests that children with ADHD exhibit deficits in cognitive and achievement testing, lower grades, and an increased use of special education services in comparison with […]
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The Caregiver’s Risk for Dementia

Taking care of a loved one with dementia can take a huge toll on your own health, and according to a recent study, chronic stress may put caregivers at risk of developing dementia themselves. Caregiving already puts you at risk for developing depression and other health problems, but stress in particular can affect the hippocampus […]
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The College Student’s Guide to: Overcoming OCD

If you’ve been diagnosed with OCD, you’re not alone. There are effective treatments for OCD, many which may help you feel relief. It’s normal to be concerned about your symptoms, and there is absolutely no reason to be ashamed of having this disorder. What is important is learning how to control your OCD. Why Haven’t […]
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“I Will Remember for You,” The Influence of Music on Alzheimer’s Patients

Oh the places you used to go, All the people you used to know, The stories that you loved to tell About a life that you lived so well. It’s fine, you can rest if you want to. I will remember for you, I will remember too. Music is a story with a melody. The […]
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Eating Issues Associated with Alzheimer’s

An Alzheimer’s patient can experience a variety of eating problems, making it crucial that caregivers craft a diet plan designed to meet the person’s nutritional requirements. Sometimes interest in different types of foods change, and some patients can’t even put together a nourishing meal. If an Alzheimer’s patient has an eating problem, there are a […]
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What Is the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s?

Many people use the words “dementia” and “Alzheimer’s disease” interchangeably. However, they’re not the same thing. You can have a form of dementia that is completely unrelated to Alzheimer’s. Here is a list of the differences between dementia and Alzheimer’s. • Dementia is a Group of Symptoms: Dementia isn’t a disease. It’s a group of […]
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Young People and Dementia

According to the Alzheimer’s Organization, people under the age of 65 are considered ‘young’ to be experiencing signs of dementia. Other terms that are often used are ‘young-onset dementia’ and ‘working age dementia’. The diagnosis for dementia in younger people can often take a long time to detect because of the awareness of the symptoms […]
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16 Quick Mediterranean Recipes That can cut Alzheimer’s Risk

People who eat a diet of olive oil, nuts, fish, poultry, and certain fruits and vegetables are at a lower risk for Alzheimer’s. Eating foods specifically selected for the benefits to your brain health, such as foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids, vitamin E, vitamin B12 and folate can reduce the risk […]
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Early At-Home Care for A Love One with Dementia

What is dementia? Dementia affects a person by diminishing one’s mental capabilities. The symptoms include problems with memory, speaking and understanding speech, planning, and performing other complex behaviors. Unfortunately, these symptoms will get worse over time. If you are caring for someone with dementia, there are some important ways to ensure that he or she […]