No matter how unpredictable the day has been, I can count on one absolute constant in my life. When I walk in the door, my sweet Yorkie will greet me as if we’ve been apart for months instead of hours! Bad or good days, rain, or shine, my little buddy will be beside himself with […]
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A recent study evaluated the effects of mimicry on people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and found that imitating may be just as helpful to seniors living with Alzheimer’s as it is for babies and toddlers learning to speak. Learn more about this study and its potential effects on future treatment methods. How Imitating Could Help Those […]
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Independence, what does it mean to you? If you were to ask a child, a teenager, an adult and a senior citizen they will all most likely give you very different answers to what independence looks like through their eyes. … Read More
Vascular dementia is fairly common, ranking number two after dementia caused by Alzheimer’s Disease. Vascular dementia occurs when the brain is deprived of enough blood carrying the oxygen and nutrients it needs. The lack of blood causes brain damage which … Read More
Many Alzheimer’s drug trials target toxic beta amyloid plaques commonly found in the brains of people with the disease. A recent study eyed a new target – a healthy immune system gone haywire in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s. Learn more about the role of the immune system in early Alzheimer’s, and how it’s failure […]
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It’s no secret that Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia bring emotional hardship to families and loved ones. But, the Alzheimer’s Association – who surveyed 3,500 contributors of care – found that dementia’s financial costs also take a toll on families, bringing an insufferable financial burden to many family members. Take a closer look at the findings […]
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Older seniors can benefit both mentally and physically from weekly exercise, especially those who are wheelchair bound. Having limited mobility does not need to stop you from reaching your fitness goals. While many fitness routines for seniors utilize balls, bands and … Read More
Don Mesibov, author of “Appreciating Mom through the Lens of Alzheimer’s,” shares the experience he and his family had with Alzheimer’s disease, and discusses how he turned the time into an opportunity to celebrate, grow and learn from life. Learn more about how to make the most of your time with a loved one with Alzheimer’s, […]
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