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How Dementia Caregivers Are Combatting Stress and Isolation Through Chorus Groups

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

How to Get the Support You Need During Dementia Caregiving

If you are caring for a loved one with dementia, you will want to consider several types of assistance to ensure their safety and your peace of mind. Read More

Five Ways to Make Your Brain More Resilient to the Early Signs of Dementia

Although dementia is a progressive disease that slowly deteriorates the brain, there are ways to make your brain more resilient to the early signs of the dementia. Just as our bodies age and we can help to keep it healthy by maintaining strong muscles and joints, the same is true of our brains. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

Staying Safe at Home Means Being Ready for Anything

Aging independently in one’s home is top priority for many seniors, fueling a trend that’s not likely to dissipate anytime soon. Vital to the success of this choice is ensuring the environment is safe not only in terms of maximizing autonomy and minimizing fall risk but also in the event of fire, natural disasters, and power outages. Read More

How Long-Distance Caregiving Impacts Work Productivity

We have written a lot about the physical and emotional impact of being a long-distance caregiver, along with the high levels of stress that can lead to caregiver burnout. Read More

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. Read More

Three Things to Say to Your Aging Parents to Help Them Prevent Falls

As an adult child of an aging parent, it can seem that there is one difficult discussion after another. Some … Read More