There are few things sweeter than the bond between Grandparents and their grandchildren. The memories made at grandma and grandpa’s house are memories that can last a lifetime. Have fun this summer joining generations together with good times and … Read More
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Granny Pods also known as MedCottages are an exciting housing alternative to nursing and other senior care facilities. Now mom can be just steps away while having her own private, comfortable and safe space to live in. Basically, a Granny Pod … Read More
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The link between Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes continues to grow stronger. A new study presented at the Society for Neuroscience shows that the disease may actually be the late stages of type 2 diabetes. Learn more about how Alzheimer’s could be type 2 diabetes. The Correlation Between Alzheimer’s and Type 2 Diabetes A new study done by researchers […]
As Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia advance, the ability to recognize the faces of loved ones diminishes. As it does, family relationships often diminish as well and many people with Alzheimer’s become isolated and lonely. A new study sheds more light on why facial recognition is impaired in Alzheimer’s, bringing new understanding to […]
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Father’s Day June 19th 2016 Give the greatest gift of all: time…with you! Father’s Day is just around the corner, impress pops this year with a gift that will create memories and warm his heart…time spent with you! . Thinking … Read More
Fine artist Kathryn Harrison completed a series of artworks and books related to caregiving and dementia, in response to her personal experience with her mother’s disease. Today, she shares more about her experience with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as 12 books for children about Alzheimer’s and dementia that she would recommend to other families on this […]
A new documentary that aired on PBS took a closer look at the fight against Alzheimer’s and followed researchers in efforts to stop the disease in its tracks. Learn more about the documentary featuring global efforts to halt the devastation of Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia Documentary: “Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped?” The Alzheimer’s epidemic is looming, waging […]
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The newest blood test to detect Alzheimer’s may be able to predict the disease 10 years before symptoms occur with 100% accuracy. Researchers from the National Institute on Aging are focusing on a protein in the brain called IRS-1 that may signal the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s. Learn more about this study and what it means for […]
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Pickleball is an emerging racquet sport catching the attention of seniors as a fun, low impact sport. So what the heck is Pickleball and does it have anything to do with pickles? This sport is the perfect hodgepodge of ping … Read More
Beloved pets are part of the family, so what happens when your loved ones can no longer care for them due to aging? There are options available to help you and your elderly family member make a decision that is … Read More
It is normal for people to experience a drop in body temperature with age, but a new study has found that drops in temperature can lead to more than just a chill. A study from Canada found that by increasing body temperature, they could slow the production of beta-amyloid and improve the memory in mice. […]
As the Alzheimer’s epidemic looms, funding for research to fight the disease remains hard to come by. The lack of research funds has lead some researchers to turn to alternative means to fund their work, including using crowdfunding sites. Learn more about how researchers are using crowdfunding sites and why some researchers caution against it. […]
Creating a playlist for Mom or Dad is a great way to bring back old memories and show them you care. Music allows older adults to reminisce as they listen to songs of yesteryear. If your parent has cognitive impairment … Read More
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Becoming CPR certified can be quick, easy to learn and affordable if you know your options. You never know when someone may need CPR, having the know-how to resuscitate someone in need is a pretty cool feeling. Did you know … Read More
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 […]
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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