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Cope with Alzheimer’s and Holiday Stress Combined
The holidays are stressful for people who are in peak performance. For people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers the holiday season might seem overwhelmingly difficult to navigate. Here’s how to cope:
Don’t Stress About Mid-Life Stress
A Swedish study which has followed 800 women since 1968 has found a link between mid-life stress in women and the increased risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease. Stressors like divorce, death of a loved one and caregiving tend to overwhelm women in midlife. The same probably holds true for men.
Subjective Cognitive Decline
An emerging field of research in Alzheimer’s is centered on the personal reporting of the patient regarding his own cognitive impairment known as “subjective cognitive decline.”
How to Protect Your Brain from Alzheimer’s
The latest research implicates chronic stress and a diet high in saturated fat in Alzheimer’s disease progression.
Chocolate and Your Brain
Exciting new research claims that chocolate might provide neuroprotective benefit for Alzheimer’s.
Spring Forward With Alzheimer’s
Spring is the season of hope. New green growth emerges with no consciousness of the past to make a fresh start. Those afflicted with Alzheimer’s can reset their natural rhythm with nature and the latest emerging research.
A Potential Vaccine in Alzheimer’s Therapy
Fresh from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences as of Jan 2013, a potential new treatment for Alzheimer's disease as well as a vaccine to prevent the illness is being tested in mice.
Loneliness Linked to Alzheimer’s
People who feel isolated and unsupported are more prone to dementia. The take home message: Get out there and mingle.
Living with Alzheimer’s Disease
A couple of years ago I wrote about my friend Claire describing her as an inspirational example of someone “living gracefully” with Alzheimer’s disease. It has now been over a decade and here is what I learned by observing her:
While You Are Waiting For an Alzheimer's Cure
We all sit with bated breath waiting for a cure, or at least a postponement of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. So what can you do meanwhile?
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