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Brain Games May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Causing Protein

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According to several studies, levels of a certain protein present in the brain, called amyloid, is thought to cause Alzheimer’s. Recently, another study was conducted where neurology researchers discovered a link between partaking in “brain-stimulating activities” and the development of that protein. “Your lifestyle over the course of your lifetime may be critical in the [...]

A Heartwarming Approach to Tackling Dementia

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It’s not uncommon to see a blind person get assistance from a dog. But according to some recent studies conducted in Scotland, service dogs can now put dementia assistance on their canine abilities list.  And better yet, the training has seen some remarkable results. How does the process work? Well dogs can be trained to assist [...]

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Making Mornings Easier with the Tool Pak!

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Getting dressed is a routine task – until it takes too long to button a shirt or it’s too painful to put on a shoe. Getting dressed in the morning can become more of a challenge due to a health condition, like arthritis or Parkinsons.  The dexterity of our fingers and extremities lessons as we age or [...]

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Prevent Wandering with Floor Alarm Mat

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Wandering is a very dangerous possibility for people who are autistic or suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Autistic Adults often have what is commonly referred to as “a one track mind.”  They get one thought or need in their head, and they go.  They do not always communicate their wants or needs or thoughts to [...]

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Adapting a Bathroom: Giving the Toilet a Boost

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Aging brings new challenges. These challenges can often present themselves in the form of aches and pains. Bending down, walking up stairs, sitting in a car or even getting dressed can be harder and harder as our bones and joints become less willing to do what we ask them too. The hips and knee joints, [...]

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Home Safety for Alzheimer’s Care

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Creating a safe environment for a loved one with Alzheimer’s is critical, especially if you care for your loved one in your home. As your loved one moves through the stages of the Alzheimer’s Disease, the needs for heightened safety throughout the home.  From the tool shed in the back yard to the hair straightener [...]

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Foods That Can Help Save Your Memory

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As of now, The National Institute of Health says that there is insufficient evidence to support the claim that your diet can prevent Alzheimer’s Disease. Many researchers believe, however, that the food you eat can help save your memory and keep your brain healthy. 5 Foods that May Keep Your Brain Healthy Oil-based salad dressings. [...]

Eating With Alzheimer’s

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Eating is a common problem for someone suffering with Alzheimer’s Disease.  Your loved one may be overwhelmed with too many food choices, forget to eat or have difficulty using eating utensils.  Here are some tips to help make mealtimes easier for your loved one with Alzheimer’s: Serve meals in a quiet place away from the [...]

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Do I Have Dementia?

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Dementia is defined as a chronic disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning, but this doesn’t mean that you should freak out if you start losing your keys more often.  If you think you might have dementia, at least two of these [...]

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Prepare for Care: Alzheimer’s Care at a Glance

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Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips at a Glance Stages of Alzheimer’s Caregiving Expert Caregiver Tips Helpful Tools Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3:No Impairment   Very Mild Cognitive Decline   Mild Cognitive Decline Create a routine to eliminate losing important things like car keys and electronics. Play memory games and finish crossword puzzles to keep your [...]