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The Emotional Toll of Dementia Caregiving

We know that caregivers can suffer emotionally, mentally and physically from the rigors of caring for a loved one with dementia, but the emotional toll of it often goes unmentioned. For the roughly 5.5M Americans that have dementia, their illness … Continue reading

Top Five Communication Techniques for Early Dementia

Dementia changes many things and one of them is language. In fact, one of the earliest signs of dementia is the inability to retrieve words. Another is difficulty following a storyline and/or processing information. Changes in communication are to be … Continue reading

A Mediterranean Diet Recipe That is Healthy for Your Brain Too

The Mediterranean Diet is known for its benefits for heart health, but it is also good for brain health as well. The diet is based on the core principals of healthy eating – lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, plus healthy olive oil, nuts, and whole grains. Like all healthy eating plans, it also includes fish and a limit on unhealthy fats. Continue reading

The Top Three Reasons For Falls and How to Prevent Them

Falls are very dangerous for seniors. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that most fractures among older adults are caused by falls and that they are the leading cause of hospitalizations. Preventing falls is one of the most important steps that can be taken to protect the health of seniors. Continue reading

How Speech and Auditory Processing Could Predict Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

In 2013, a study out of Johns Hopkins led by Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D., found that older adults with hearing loss are more likely to develop problems thinking and remembering than similarly aged adults with normal hearing. Continue reading

Four Things You Need to Know About Post-Stroke Care

If your loved one has suffered a stroke you need to know as much as possible about in-home stroke care. Hospitals and rehabilitation centers can only keep patients for the length of time allowed by insurance coverage. Continue reading

The Three Best Resources to Manage Long-Distance Care

If you are a long-distance caregiver, you need access to resources and tools that can help you manage the care of a loved one. Thankfully there are numerous resources and new technologies that can help you to organize the details of care. Continue reading

What Early Dementia Looks Like and How to Care for It

Dementia is a term that describes a range of symptoms that indicate an overall mental decline. It can be difficult to determine whether a person is suffering from dementia or age-related, memory loss because many of the symptoms are the same. Continue reading

The Five Leading Signs of Caregiver Burnout and What They Mean for Your Future

Caregiver burnout is more common than you think. The enormous responsibilities of caring for an aging loved one while balancing work and family life weighs heavily on caregivers. Continue reading

Can Computer Games Really Help Lessen the Onset of Alzheimer’s?

Trial after trial, researchers have failed to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. However, despite the lack of a cure, there is hope. Many research studies and clinical trials are providing information that will likely lead to a cure one day – and maybe it will come soon. Continue reading