Daughters are on the frontline of care for those with dementia. Stanford researchers indicate that 83 percent of caregiving is … Read More
The Presence Care Project helps caregivers reduce stress and improve care Read More
Resilience is a characteristic that helps dementia caregivers bounce back from sadness, exhaustion and difficulties. It can protect them from developing compassion fatigue and burnout. Read More
A caregiver who has lost someone to dementia may have already been through depression and acceptance while their loved one was alive, making grieving a more complicated process. Read More
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