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Alzheimer’s Brains Can Surprise You
The aging brain is unpredictable. Some people are cognitively sharp and productive well into their nineties. Others become afflicted with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Not many people realize that the brain can compensate for some of its decline.
Instead of Online Brain Games, Go Exercise
Millions of people play computer games believing they will improve memory and cognitive skills. However, this online game therapy doesn’t do what advertisers claim.
Cornell Creates Website for Caregivers
I am happy to announce that based on this mounting public health challenge experts at Weill Cornell Medical College have created ThisCaringHome.org, an interactive, multimedia Web site for caregivers of Alzheimer's.
Having a Purpose Wards Off Alzheimer's
Individuals who report having a greater purpose in their lives appear less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease or its precursor, mild cognitive impairment.
During the last decade I have had regular dialogues with an older woman, Molly, in the gym where I work out. I love talking to seniors to listen to their words of wisdom along with stories about their past dreams and passions.
Alzheimer’s Treatments Take a New Detour
No drug or combination of drugs has cured this disease. However, new studies are using different approaches which mean new possibilities for stopping the progression of Alzheimer’s even reversing some of the damage.
New Year’s Resolutions for Alzheimer’s
An Alzheimer’s caregiver is so stressed, that there is an inflammation brewing in her body which manifests in her weakest link – her skeletal frame. Resolve to be a better caregiver, here’s how:
Celebrating the Holidays with Alzheimer’s
The holidays are particularly special for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers. It reminds all of us to count our present blessings as we gently let go of the past.
Is Surgery Linked to Cognitive Decline?
There have been contradictory reports that undergoing surgery reduces cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients.
Alzheimer’s and Halloween
Alzheimer’s and Halloween have something in common- they are both scary! Here are some tips for a fun Halloween:
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