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Monthly Archives: July 2017

How to Take your Long-Term Brain Health into Your Own Hands

Brain health is just as important as physical health. Together they can determine one’s lifespan and the extent to which they can fully participate in life. Continue reading

New Quality Measures May Improve Dementia Care

Even when a diagnosis of dementia has been made, physicians may be hesitant to tell the person. Part of the reason for that is that currently a diagnosis of dementia can be made only on circumstantial behavioral information, not on clinical facts and data. Continue reading

Long-Distance Caregiving: When to Make the Move Closer to Your Loved One

It can seem like an impossible decision. Do you remain a long-distance caregiver or move closer to your loved one? Should you give up your job, your community, and living near your friends to ease the burden of long-distance caregiving? Continue reading

Healthy Brains Require Healthy Food – Here’s a Brain-Boosting Salad Recipe

A healthy brain is just as important as a healthy heart. It requires exercise that pumps fresh blood and oxygen to the brain and healthy food that provides the brain with nutrients. Continue reading

How Caregiving Will Change Over the Next Ten Years

Technology changes everything and that includes caregiving. Over the next ten years, it promises to make caregiving easier and improve the ability to care for loved ones. Continue reading

Three Things to Know About Early Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Scientists and physicians are still working on ways to accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. Although the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease like forgetfulness, wandering and the inability to recognize loved ones are well known, they are not considered a clinical diagnosis. As it stands now, that can only be obtained after death. Continue reading

How Dementia Caregivers Can Build More Resilience

Resilience is defined as “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, or toughness.” That is why it is such an important characteristic for caregivers. Caring for a parent with dementia brings daily difficulties, and long-term stress and the ability to recover from difficulties is necessary to serve as a caregiver over the course of many years. Continue reading

‘Boot Camp’ Helps Dementia Caregivers Understand How to Care for a Loved One

There are boot camps for military recruits, boot camps to lose weight and even boot camps for brides, but a boot camp for Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers? Yes, there is one for that too and it is providing people with much-needed information and support. Continue reading

Seven Tips for Reducing Sundowning

Contributed by Healthline.com What is sundowning? Sundowning is a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. It’s also known as “late-day confusion.” If someone you care for has dementia, their confusion and agitation may get worse in the … Continue reading

Four Surprising Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

Many of us know the classic signs of Alzheimer’s disease like losing things, forgetting how to conduct simple tasks like boiling water or making a phone call, and losing the ability to recognize loved ones. They can be subtle, but if you spend time with your loved one and you are aware of these signs, you will recognize them as they slowly emerge. Then you can seek early diagnosis and support for your loved one. Continue reading