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What Alzheimer’s Caregivers Need to Know about the Role of Traumatic Brain Injury

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

The Joys of Living to 100

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.
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Five Yoga Postures for Fall Prevention

The ancient practice of yoga is enormously beneficial for the body and the mind. It reduces stress and anxiety and improves the function of nearly every organ in the body. Yoga improves core strength, loosens the joints and builds muscle, helping to prevent falls in the elderly. Read More

Seven Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day When Your Dad Has Dementia

Father’s Day is June 18th, and it’s time to honor our Dads and recognize all that they have done for us. Each family’s tradition is different, yet we’re still left to wonder what are good gifts to celebrate our aging Fathers are? Read More

The Lingering Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease on Caregivers

We are talking to caregivers of loved ones who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. We are listening to their stories and sharing them with others. As the exclusive Caregiving Partner of The Women’s Alzheimer’s MovementTM and Move for Minds founded by Maria Shriver we want to increase awareness of the disease and the need for more research to find a cure. Read More

Why Does Alzheimer’s Affect More Women than Men?

Women make up two-thirds of the people living with Alzheimer’s disease. Given the general population is about half women, that … Read More

A Fresh New Recipe for Heart Health

May is National Mediterranean Diet Month and that means it’s time to make healthy fresh dishes. The Mayo Clinic calls the Mediterranean Diet a “heart-healthy” diet because the fresh vegetables and olive oil central to the diet are associated with a lower level of “bad” cholesterol that narrows arteries and contributes to heart disease. Read More

What Does Nursing Mean to Home Care Assistance Nurses?

In light of it being National Nurses Week, we wanted to spend some time listening to the wisdom and experiences … Read More

Three Secrets to Finding the Best Long-Distance Care

While the mantra of every realtor is “Location, location, location”, the mantra of every long-distance caregiver should be “Information, information, information”. As a long-distance caregiver you need as much information as possible to help you supervise the health and well-being of a loved one. Read More

Fight Alzheimer’s Disease in Women and Win a Free Weekend of Respite Care

Finally, there’s a way to step up and take action against Alzheimer’s Disease. Maria Shriver, founder of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement™ and Move for Minds, has created the second annual one day, eight city challenge at Equinox Health Clubs to raise money to fight Alzheimer’s and we’re honored to be a part of it. Read More