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It’s Time to Take Care of Your Self
The holidaze are coming. Give yourself or a friend the gift of healing and optimism. In "Changing Habits" you will find my best concrete strategies and most uplifting and unusual stories to help you simplify and reconnect to your essential happiness.
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.
Learn to See with Alzheimer’s Eyes
When you are living with someone who has Alzheimer’s, try to see the world from his or her perspective. Get to know the new person he or she has become. Here are some suggestions to help the caregiver cope.
Let’s Take a Closer Look at Ginko Biloba
At Maryland’s School of Pharmacy research is being conducted to either validate or refute the theory that the extract of ginkgo biloba leaves can at best prevent or at least delay the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
Lipitor May Be Good For Alzheimer's
The cholesterol-lowering drug, Lipitor, may be good for the brain. The latest research suggests that high doses of Lipitor can slow the progression of Alzheimer´s disease.
Living in the Moment with Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s is a disease about letting go of resentment and anger. You get a fresh start every moment. We can all learn to live in the moment.
Living with A Loved One
Dear Debbie, I need your help!!! My mother is driving me and the children crazy. Not only is she forgetful, but she is paranoid and always accusing me of not loving her. I feel like the madness is contagious.
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:
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.
Long Distance Caregiving
If you are a caregiver from a distance for an Alzheimer’s patient, whether this means the patient is being taken care of at home by another family member, a live-in companion or at a nursing home, you will feel guilty.How do you connect and supervise? How do you help those bearing the brunt?
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