Fight the stigma of Alzheimer’s Disease by focusing on the person; not the problem

Contrary to popular belief, memory problems and cognitive decline are not a normal part of ageing. In fact, Alzheimer’s Disease and various forms of dementia are different for every person who suffers from them. The misconception that memory loss is something that every family faces as their elderly relatives go through the final stages of [...]

By | May 19th, 2016|Alzheimer's|0 Comments

Dementia and Politics

There are some issues that all people hold as sacrosanct and thankfully dementia is one of them. Just recently the American Actor Will Ferrell dropped out of a movie project about former President Ronald Reagan and his battles with Alzheimer’s Disease after a well-founded uproar raised the absolute lack of comedy in the subject. Nations [...]

By | May 12th, 2016|Alzheimer's, Memory Care|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By | April 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Music is more than entertainment for our brains

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 [...]

By | April 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reiki Aids in the Treatment of Dementia Patients

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 [...]

By | April 14th, 2016|Alzheimer's, Memory Care|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By | April 8th, 2016|Alzheimer's|0 Comments

A Smell Test May Detect Alzheimer’s Disease

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 [...]

By | April 7th, 2016|Alzheimer's|0 Comments

Are carebots part of the future of eldercare?

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 [...]

By | March 28th, 2016|Senior Home Care|0 Comments

Don’t Call Me ‘Dear’

“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 [...]

By | March 24th, 2016|Elderly Home Care, Senior Home Care|0 Comments

Random Acts of Kindness

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 [...]

By | March 22nd, 2016|Caregivers|0 Comments