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Farmers Market Vouchers Available in PA

From Lancaster Farming HARRISBURG, Pa. — To remind residents of the importance of consuming nutritious produce, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne signed a joint designation this week in recognition of June as the official start of the Farmers Market Nutrition Program in Pennsylvania. While visiting the Pennsylvania Farmers Open Air Market… Read more »

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 »

Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease

From Alzheimer’s Care Daily Caring with someone who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease presents its own unique challenges. This memory-losing illness is caused when many nerve cells in the brain die, making it nearly impossible to remember old memories, appointments, errands, or even the ability to think clearly. Here are the top 10 early symptoms to… 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 »

6 Simple Ways to Regain Your Balance and Prevent Falls

From Everyday Health, By Lynda Shrager Both my daughter and I admit to being frequent fallers. We’ve missed a step, gotten knocked over, and she even once fell up a hill. I should have paid more attention to the curb. Her heels were too high. We can blame it on various things.  The bottom line is that… Read more »

5 Ways to Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Source from Everyday Health Eat Smart  Sticking to a healthy, low-fat diet has been linked to Alzheimer’s prevention. One Harvard study of 13,000 women, age 70 and older, found that those who ate the most vegetables — especially green leafy ones (like spinach and romaine lettuce) and cruciferous ones (like broccoli and cauliflower) — experienced a slower… Read more »

Have You Developed Bad Sleep Habits?

Source from the Alzheimer’s Care Today E-Newsletter, Alzheimer’s Home Care in Denver, CO  Written by, Greg Elliott Getting a good night’s sleep will make you more productive, alert, and mentally balanced all day long. It will also energize and invigorate you. Most healthy adults need a minimum of eight hours of sleep on a nightly basis to… Read more »

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

Source: www.alz.org Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in different degrees. If you notice… 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 »

10 Real Life Strategies for Dementia Caregiving

Source from LIFE Senior Services As caregivers, we often use intuition to help us decide what to do. No one ever gave us lessons on how to relate to someone with memory loss and dementia. Unfortunately, dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is counter-intuitive; i.e., often the right thing to do is exactly opposite… Read more »