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10 Ways to Love Your Brain

From the Alzheimer’s Association  Growing evidence indicates that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by adopting key lifestyle habits. When possible, combine these habits to achieve maximum benefit for the brain and body. Start now. It’s never too late or too early to incorporate healthy habits. Break a sweat. Engage in regular cardiovascular exercise… Read more »

What are the signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?

From: Finding Your Way, written by Dr. Linda Rhodes Question: What are the signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? Answer: Dementia is an umbrella term (literally meaning without mind) for the progressive loss of thinking, judgement, and ability to focus and learn. More than half of dementia cases are caused by Alzheimer’s a disease named after… Read more »

10 Ways to Maintain Your Brain

From the Alzheimer’s Association Head first Good health starts with your brain so don’t take it for granted. It’s one of the most important body organs and needs care and maintenance. Take Brain Health to Heart Heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke can increase your risk of Alzheimer’s. Your Numbers Count Keep your… Read more »

Understanding the Stages and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

Source: Everyday Health No one experiences Alzheimer’s disease in exactly the same way. As memory loss occurs, it affects cognition (the process of knowing and thinking), coordination, personality, and standard of living very differently from person to person. However, researchers have identified some patterns in the way the disease progresses, allowing doctors to group Alzheimer’s symptoms into three… Read more »

Vitamin E May Help Delay Alzheimer’s Disease

Source from Everyday Health There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but it is possible to slow the progression of the disease. The earlier intervention begins, the better the results. Vitamin E is known to be effective in treating advanced Alzheimer’s disease, but recent research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows it… Read more »

RESOURCE: Alzheimer’s Website by Ashley Clarke

Our own Care America employee, Ashley Clarke, has created a website to inform others about Alzheimer’s disease. She is currently a Care Coordinator for Care America in Syracuse, NY working towards her to degree to become a MSW. Here is what she had to say about her informative website: “I would like to say thank… Read more »

A Memory Aid for Seniors: Laughter

Source from Everyday Health, By Robert Preidt, HealthDay News Study suggests that humor helps improve recall, reduces stress hormone. Humor and laughter may help combat memory loss in the elderly, a new study suggests. Previous research has found that the stress hormone cortisol can harm memory and learning ability in older adults. This new study examined whether… Read more »

Home Care for Seniors with Dementia

Source from http://www.alzheimerscaretoday.com As the population ages, there are more people who are choosing alternative ways to care for their loved ones and are able to stay at home. A symptom of aging and brain impairment can be dementia, its symptoms affect quite a large population in the USA. Taking care of an elderly loved one… Read more »

Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures

Alzheimer’s Association 2014 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report reveals impact of the disease on the workplace From the AEDA Newsletter On March 19, the Alzheimer’s Association® 2014 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures was released. This annual report reveals the burden Alzheimer’s and dementia places on individuals, caregivers, government and our nation’s health care system,… Read more »

Checking on Your Parents While Home for the Holidays

Question: I’m going back home for the holidays to visit my parents and want to make sure everything is okay. What should I look for?  Answer: Going home for the holidays offers you a perfect opportunity to quietly assess how things are going for your parents. It also offers you the chance to help them… Read more »