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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Studying “SuperAgers” to Find Clues in the Mystery of Alzheimer’s

A study called “Rates of Cortical Atrophy in Adults 80 Years and Older with Superior vs. Average Episodic Memory” was published in JAMA on April 4, 2017, and senior author, Emily Rogalski, associate professor at Northwestern University’s Cognitive Neurology and … Continue reading

Three Ways to Manage Family, Career and Long-Distance Caregiving

If you are a long-distance caregiver, daily worries and frustration can easily become a way of life. However, information, organization, technology and a supportive care team can reduce those worries and help you to manage family, career and long-distance caregiving. … Continue reading

Top Five Strategies for Dementia Caregiving

Caring for someone with dementia is a practice in defying logic. After all, you cannot use logic with someone who cannot connect one minute to the last and does not have a continuum between hours and days. When caring for … Continue reading

The Mental and Physical Effects of Family Caregiving

For many people, the new responsibility of caring for a loved one is a steep learning curve. It involves learning how to care for your loved one’s mental, physical and emotional needs while juggling the additional responsibilities it brings to your life. You must also learn to be upbeat and positive with your loved one while dealing with the roller coaster of emotions that comes from seeing them ill or declining through the stages of dementia. Continue reading

The 7 Best Ways to Prevent Falls at Home

Six out of every 10 falls happen at home, according to the National Institute on Aging Senior Health[1]. In other words, the one place where seniors feel safe can actually be hazardous to their health. Whether your loved one lives in their own home or with you, there are some easy ways to prevent falls at home which are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Continue reading

Can Attending the Symphony Improve Relationships Between Dementia Patients and Caregivers?

Anyone who enjoys music knows that it can have a positive effect on mood and even productivity. But did you know that music can potentially reverse cognitive decline in people who have Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia? That’s what a new study out of Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins, Colorado found. Continue reading

How Walking Can Promote Stroke Recovery

In the initial days after a stroke, it may be difficult or impossible for your loved one to walk. However, as they regain that ability it is important to constantly practice walking in order to promote stroke recovery. Recovery from stroke is a lifelong pursuit with small gains made over the course of months and years. Continue reading

Know the Signs and Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness month and the perfect time to review the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. There are many of them, and it can be hard to tell if the symptoms stand alone or together indicate the early signs of Parkinson’s. Continue reading

Dementia Care: Do’s and Don’t’s That Will Help Caregivers

Caring for a person with dementia is unlike caring for a person with any other disease. Dementia changes the mind, emotions, and personality of the sufferer, without regard for time, day or circumstance. Continue reading

A Meal for the Mind – Brain Health Recipe

This Brain health recipe is well-suited for a caregiver or an advanced-level cooking senior. This vegetarian recipe will charge up your senses, and stimulate your mind during the preparation and consumption of this rich meal. Continue reading