home safety tips

Safety is important for everyone, but the need for a comprehensive safety plan is particularly important for a person living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias as the disease progresses. Taking steps to improve safety can prevent injuries and help a person with dementia feel more relaxed, less overwhelmed and maintain his or her independence longer.…

dementia

Many people understandably wonder if there is any point in seeking an official diagnosis for Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia when there is no cure and doctors are limited in how much they can help manage the symptoms. While this kind of thinking is practical in some ways, it can have terrible consequences…

We all want to keep our brain sharp as we get older. What works best? Tasks that use the senses – sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste – are more stimulating to the brain and get remembered better.  The more senses you engage, the stronger the memory. The brain needs novelty, too, so shake up…

Right now, there are 15 million people across the country providing care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. In a recent Alzheimer’s Association survey, four out of five of these caregivers say they wish they had more help with the intensive and long-term responsibilities that face them, yet a surprising one…

legal documents

The following comes to us from Roberson Law in Dayton, Ohio We see a lot of families in our office who cannot assist their loved one who has Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia with financial and health care matters because no one has the legal authority to act on behalf of the loved one. Often by…

music

You’ve probably heard about the astounding impact music has on those with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. While they may not often speak or even remember their loved ones’ names, many people with dementia become very animated while listening to their favorite song, swaying, singing and even recalling all the words. Watch one…

sensory stimulation

The primary sensory areas of the brain are largely untouched by Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT). That means that sufferers can still respond to touch, smell, taste and sight in their everyday life. It’s also possible for sensory stimulation to ease some of the symptoms of frustration and actually…

preventable

Healthy living is key to helping you stay physically and mentally fit. By embracing a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise, a nutritious diet, sufficient rest, socialization and reduced stress, you can improve both your physical and mental health. According to current research, healthy living choices could even reduce the risk of developing brain disorders…

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