Summer is the best season for fresh fruits and vegetables. Fresh fruits and vegetables are full of flavor, vitamins, and minerals. These nutrients are important to the heart and brain functionality. Maintaining a healthy brain is the best way to fight the onset of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. Eating a healthy diet regularly and getting plenty of exercise will keep your brain strong.
Compassion fatigue can negatively impact your caregiving abilities, increasing the chances you will “burnout.” Compassion fatigue1 happens when a caregiver … Read More
The latest discovery in Alzheimer’s disease research is that middle-aged adults who suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI) may have a higher risk of developing dementia in later years. Researchers at the University of Helsinki in Finland have been investigating this connection and found that a majority of brain injury victims were also at greater risk for developing dementia later in life. Read More
Scientists are constantly conducting research to identify the causes of Alzheimer’s disease and every day new insights are discovered. The Alzheimer’s Society of the UK recently released a study determining that sleep problems may be an early sign of Alzheimer’s. Read More
A recent article in The Economist reported the fact that Americans are living longer, healthier lives than their grandparents. “By the early 2000s the state of health of American men aged 69, as reported by themselves, was as good as that of 60-year-olds in the 1970s; 70 really does seem to be the new 60.” That’s good news for people who want to live, work and enjoy life for many decades.
Yoga, meditation and other relaxation techniques all depend on breathing properly. Proper breathing is an important part of learning how to calm the mind and body. The importance of proper breathing is of equal importance to eating healthy food, exercising and reducing stress. Read More
Caregiver burnout can be a very real and detrimental result of providing full-time care to a loved one. It can impact your ability to carry on normal everyday activities, hold down a job and care for your family.
Music can be soothing and comforting in many ways. While music is frequently used to calm dementia patients, now an innovative musical chorus is using it to reduce stress for the caregivers of those with dementia. Read More
Physical, emotional and mental exhaustion can signal dangerous levels of stress for caregivers Read More
Losing a spouse is a devastating event that more than 900,000 men and women experience each year. A vast majority1 of these are individuals age 55 and up. With these deaths comes grief, which plays out in five distinct and predictable stages…or does it? New research suggests that grief is an ever-changing emotion that may present itself with acceptance one day and backtrack to denial the next. Read More