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The Best Ways to Take Care of Your Brain as You Age

Posted on April 29th, 2016 by brian

We often hear that “beauty is only skin deep”, but that isn’t entirely true. Scientists now know that maintaining a “beautiful” brain is especially important when it comes to aging and delaying the onset of dementia. In fact, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, research linking brain health to heart health is some of the most […]

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Music is more than entertainment for our brains

Posted on April 21st, 2016 by brian

We listen to music for entertainment, to relax, and as a way to connect with other people. Until recently, scientists didn’t have a clear understanding of what music actually does to our brains. Music affects many different areas of the human brain In the early nineties when functional brain imaging technology became widely available, scientists […]

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Reiki Aids in the Treatment of Dementia Patients

Posted on April 14th, 2016 by brian

In the world of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, stress, depression and anxiety make an already difficult situation nearly impossible to cope with. Dementia patients can become agitated, making it difficult to physically care for them. Long term caregivers, whether family members or professionals, can suffer from burnout. It seems that there is no end to […]

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Brain inflammation may be a key component in the development of Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted on April 8th, 2016 by brian

A group of researchers at Southampton University have made an important discovery about the relationship between brain inflammation and Alzheimer’s Disease. Through careful study and comparison of healthy human brains and human brains with Alzheimer’s Disease, they discovered that immune cells called microglia are present in higher numbers with Alzheimer’s Disease than they are in […]

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A Smell Test May Detect Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted on April 7th, 2016 by brian

The sense of smell is very important to enjoying life – the scent of roses, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, the mouthwatering smell of a freshly prepared dinner add an important dimension to every day. Now it seems that smell may allow scientists to detect Alzheimer’s Disease. Granted, the indicative smell is not quite […]

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Are carebots part of the future of eldercare?

Posted on March 28th, 2016 by brian

As the population in Holland ages, the Dutch are searching for ways to care for the elderly in spite of a shortage of professional caregivers. Dementia is on the rise as well, with predictions that point to a 60 percent increase in the number of elderly that require specialized care for memory loss over the […]

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Don’t Call Me ‘Dear’

Posted on March 24th, 2016 by brian

“Honey” and “Dear” are terms of endearment when used properly- by the right person in the right relationship. However, extract those words from the proper context and you have maddening terms of condescension. It’s tough enough for middle aged adults to ignore the over-familiarity of these terms; it’s nearly impossible for the elderly. A recent […]

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Random Acts of Kindness

Posted on March 22nd, 2016 by brian

A popular bumper sticker encourages us to “practice random acts of kindness”. It’s not just a platitude; it’s a powerful tool that can bring unexpected joy to a friend or stranger who may be hunched under a heavy load of stress. Such is often the plight of caregivers. A recent report published by nextavenuesm, a […]

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Dementia patients feel happy long after visiting with loved ones

Posted on March 14th, 2016 by brian

Dementia, Alzheimer’s and other memory diseases steal memory, cognition and the ability to recognize loved ones. They reduce the patient’s life to a series of moments that can’t accumulate; linear events that are forgotten the instant they end. It’s not an overstatement to say that these medical findings embody the horror of dementia. They are […]

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