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The Elderly and the Zika Virus

From The Huffington Post and Care.com By now, just about everyone has heard of the Zika virus. The mosquito-borne illness found mostly in Central and Latin American countries has been shown to cause serious birth defects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have announced that the Zika virus is more dangerous than initially thought,… Read more »

4 Signs Your Mom is at Risk for Rehospitalization

From Approved Senior Network It’s not always easy to determine if your mother is at risk for hospital readmission, especially if you’re not there all the time with her. She may be in her 70s or 80s, perhaps even older than that, but for whatever reason she had been hospitalized, her doctor or team of… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Why A Bubble Bath May Not Be The Best Alzheimer’s Care Idea

From Alzheimer’s Care Daily Relaxing in the tub surrounded by luxurious hot water and bubbles is, for many people, a great way to unwind after a long day at work. For the Alzheimer’s care provider, they may be looking for different things to do with the patient or ways to help them relax. Dealing with… 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 »

Federal Action Update: Fight to End Alzheimer’s

From the Alzheimer’s Association We’ve worked all year for this moment. This week, Congress has the opportunity to take a major step forward in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, but they need to hear from you. Congress is voting on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill which includes our year’s top advocacy priority,… Read more »