November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. 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…

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…

Dementia has been defined as a significant decline in a person’s cognitive abilities due to damaged brain cells that disable cognitive functions. Dementia symptoms may range from memory loss to a decline in thinking, communication and behavior skills. In the case of Alzheimer’s, damaged cells in the hippocampus area of the brain affect memory and learning,…

Understanding Seasonal Depression

Seniors are not immune to spells of depression, especially around the holidays when thoughts of the dearly departed, the past or physical limitations may cause them to be down. This seasonal depression isn’t something that should be ignored or dismissed — seniors should not have to suffer in silence. Below are some of the signs…

Music Therapy Can Have Many Benefits for Seniors

About three years ago, Anita Newton’s mother Louise Martin, now 97, stopped recognizing her daughter and others who were close to her. She also eventually stopped communicating and no matter what words Anita used, nothing she said seemed to reach that part of her mother’s mind that stored certain memories. Then one day Newton noticed…

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