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Coping with Caregiver Stress
Taking good care of an Alzheimer’s patient is often at the emotional expense of the caregiver, stress and depression. A new study from the Netherlands on reframing supports its widespread use by dementia caregivers.
Handling the enormity of Alzheimer’s Caregiving
There will be days when a loving caregiver will want to tear their hair out! Alzheimer’s takes a great toll on family members who grieve daily for the disappearing identity of the person afflicted with the disease. Here’s how to handle the enormity of caregiving.
Reducing the Stress of Employed Caregivers
Be aware that balancing your life as an employee and a caregiver, especially for a loved one afflicted with Alzheimer’s can lead to chronic stress which means – a chronic state of high alert and physical inflammation.
Keeping Healthy to Prevent or Postpone Alzheimer’s
Improving and maintaining health factors not traditionally associated with dementia, such as denture fit, vision and hearing, may lower a person’s risk for developing dementia, according to a new study.
Mind Your Muscle
Many children of Alzheimer’s patients fear a genetic link. It is hard to do nothing proactive to prevent the onset of the disease. Research studies claim that exercise is more beneficial than cross word puzzles.
A New Alzheimer’s Clue: Limited Life Space
We all know that Alzheimer’s disease plays havoc with time. However, did you know that a limited life space might be a precursor to this disease?
How to Get Rid of Caregiver Guilt
If you are a caregiver to someone afflicted with Alzheimer’s, you might be giving yourself away.
Several Links to Dementia
Research studies are focusing on various links to dementia which could possibly create a tipping point or hasten disease process.
FDA Doesn’t Approve Alzheimer’s Test - Yet
The FDA has postponed approval of a new Alzheimer’s test, Amyvid, to be performed on the living brain. Here are some other idea's for preventing or postponing Alzheimer's.
The New Year brings renewed hope for prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
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