Alzheimer's

Here are 9 things that can help improve nutrition for people who have Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, or who are just struggling with eating well. Always remember to consult a doctor before changing your diet!

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Guest blogger Michael Longsdon shares his insights into helping those who suffer from Alzheimer's Disease when coping with the loss of loved ones.

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There are so many different diets today catering to many different people depending on their goals. The MIND diet focuses on eating “brain healthy” foods, like berries and green vegetables.

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At-home senior care providers and their clients should follow these tips for keeping the kitchen safe.

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If you provide elderly home care services for a client with Alzheimer's or dementia, here are a few holiday-related activities to keep your client busy while at home.

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he Center For Disease Control classifies risk factors for falls into two categories: intrinsic and extrinsic.

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There are a variety of things seniors can do to help improve their memories like learn a language and get a good night's sleep.

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Loss of cognitive function and memory can happen as people age, especially if they suffer from an illness such as dementia or Alzheimer's.

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Music therapy can help seniors at risk for dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

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People who had mentally challenging jobs when they were part of the workforce have a lower chance of suffering mental decline while on the job and after retiring, according a study recently published in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.

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A new study published in The American Journal of Cardiology found cardiologists overlooked memory issues in almost 50 percent of elderly heart patients.

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Recent research at the Mayo Clinic has uncovered a stronger link to Alzheimer's and a history of concussions, according to published results recently shared in Neurology.

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Herbs such as rosemary and spearmint may help to fight off Alzheimer's by improving learning and memory, according to a study conducted by professionals at Saint Louis University. The enhanced extracts made from special antioxidants in these herbs can reduce deficits caused by mild cognitive impairment, a precursor to Alzheimer's disease.

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Most medications must be taken daily, but the instructions don't always specify what time of day is the best to take them.

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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, there will come a point when you need to explain to grandchildren what is happening to Grandma or Grandpa.

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A four-month study found that individuals with Alzheimer's disease can increase brain function by singing songs from hit musicals, The Guardian reported.

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During the month of November, the Alzheimer's Association and other organizations work to spread the word about National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month.

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Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health recently completed a study on the possibility of a connection between lack of sleep and Alzheimer's disease

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After suffering an injury or medical condition, some patients are prescribed music therapy. This form of rehabilitation uses music to help individuals socially, cognitively, physically, emotionally or developmentally. 

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Women who suffer from stress during middle age may have a greater chance of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life, Bloomberg reported. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden published the results of a study that spanned nearly 40 years and found that psychological stress is associated with a 21 percent greater risk of developing the disease. 

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According to researchers at Cork University in Ireland, blood pressure drugs may be able to slow the progression of Alzheimer's and even boost cognitive abilities

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The Buddy Program, as it is called, has produced 167 pairs and has benefited both the students and their mentors. For students, they are able to experience the struggles faced by Alzheimer's patients, their families and their caregivers through a weekly meeting where they can talk with them about their experiences or challenges with the disease.

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At some point, travel can become too disorienting or stressful for your loved one, but that doesn't mean that vacationing has to completely come to an end. You and your loved one can share in remembering past trips by recreating the sights or sounds right in the safe and familiar setting of your home.

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A recent study conducted by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and published in the journal Brain revealed that there are strong connections between cerebrovascular disease and the development of dementia such as Alzheimer's.

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Summer is a popular time of the year for family reunions. If you or someone you love is in the early stages of Alzheimer's or receiving in home elder care as the condition progresses, it is important to talk to children about what is happening to their grandparent or other family member before the reunion.

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