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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:
Sleep Deprivation Linked to Alzheimer’s
Research from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis claims that when mice are sleep deprived, there are more Alzheimer’s plaques deposited in their brains.
Tips for Dealing with Alzheimer's
I have received quite a few emails from overwhelmed caregivers and their families. Many want to know about a “miracle” drug combination, a safe sedative or how to avoid the fallout of irritability.
How to Avoid Burnout for Dementia Caregivers
It is important for caregivers to take care of themselves. A caregiver is like the fixed point of a compass around which the Alzheimer’s individual revolves.
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