A ‘Senior Moment’ or Alzheimer’s?

Are you wondering if a recent event was a senior moment or Alzheimer’s? Is it simple forgetfulness or dementia? Is this normal aging or something more serious?

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Dementia Care – I Heard That!

When families are providing dementia care, it can be really easy to talk for them or to talk about them without thought to their feelings.

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Alzheimer’s Linked to Loss of Y Chromosome in Men

Azheimer’s disease affects more than 5 million Americans; that equates to 1 in 9 people over the age of 65.

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One Size Does Not Fit All!

Chair Yoga was developed to fill a void for those who loved Yoga but were unable to practice it for many reasons including disability, obesity, or just being unable to get on and off a mat. Adults recovering from cancer or those suffering chronic neurological disorders gravitated to it for exercise, serenity, and self-esteem.

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5 Tips for Helping People with Alzheimer’s During an Emergency

Even for those of us who don’t live in hurricane territory, the devastating effects of recent storm shoulds serve as a valuable reminder: disasters can pose a special set of challenges for caregivers.

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For Older Adults With Dementia, Transitions in Care Can Increase Risk for Serious Problems

Good dementia care emphasizes the need for familiar people and familiar environments, and this can be more difficult to support when too many transitions take place.

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Different Kinds of Physical Activity Shown to Improve Brain Volume, Cut Alzheimer’s Risk in Half

A new study shows that a variety of physical activities from walking to gardening and dancing can improve brain volume and cut the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 50%.

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Blueberries Could be Used to Fight Alzheimer’s

Researchers believe that they may have a part to play in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

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Eating Fish May Help Stave Off Dementia

Eating at least one portion of fish per week may help to reduce a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia-related illnesses.

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5 Ways the Elderly Can Hide Dementia Symptoms

The signs of dementia can be subtle at first.

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Memory Impairment and Downsizing: 5 Easy Tips

It can be overwhelming to help memory impaired adults and those with dementia, to downsize their home belongings in preparation for a move into a senior care community.

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No Such Thing as BACKGROUND Noise

With extreme concentration added, the directional hearing aids might make the difference for success in picking out basics of a conversation (from the low murmur of surrounding sounds) for short time periods, but even the directional hearing aids don’t seem to make much difference in my stress level.

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Negative Beliefs About Aging Predict Alzheimer’s Disease in Study

“Although the findings are concerning, it is encouraging to realize that these negative beliefs about aging can be mitigated and positive beliefs about aging can be reinforced, so that the adverse impact is not inevitable.”

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Yet Another Role for Aspirin

Now it seems that SA’s impressive repertoire could expand to include Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease; one of its components has been found to bind to an enzyme called Glyceraldehyde 3-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (GAPDH), a culprit in these diseases.

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Discovery Could Lead to New Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

One of the first signs of Alzheimer’s disease is the loss of synapses – the structures that connect neurons in the brain.

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10 Signs of Caregiver Stress and Depression, When to Get Professional Help

There are several situations in which people can benefit from therapy.

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Changes in Humor May be Early Indicator for Dementia

FTD is the most common form of dementia among people in their 50s. Unlike with Alzheimer’s disease, memory problems are not a highly prominent symptom of the condition.

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Sundowner’s and the Coffee Connection: Why the Symptoms May Improve with Less Caffeine

Sundowner’s syndrome is a condition in which individuals with Alzheimer’s become more agitated as the day goes on.

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The Montessori Method for Alzheimer’s Care

Dr. Montessori believed devoutly (as do we) that every person deserves to be treated with respect and compassion. She encourages us to celebrate each person’s individual gifts.

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Home Safety and Alzheimer’s

People with Alzheimer’s can live in their homes, as long as safety measures are in place

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