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6
Feb

Summer Safety Tips for Alzheimer’s Patients

With summer just around the corner, all of us alike are excited for the nice weather, beach days and sunshine. While Alzheimer’s sufferers enjoy the summer like the rest of us, make sure to take some preventative measures to ensure their safety this summer season! Water, Water, Water! No matter who you are, you must drink water! Water is even

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26
Jan

Healthy Diets for Alzheimer’s Disease

As they say, you are what you eat. When you or a loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, it is especially important to maintain a healthy diet. This means including more protein, whole grains, vegetables and fruit into the diet. Not only will the patient benefit, but you can also enjoy the benefits of a more healthy lifestyle. Here

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8
Aug

The Reality of Alzheimer’s Treatments: Why Drugs Keep Failing

Unfortunately, the outlook of drug treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease is not a positive one. A recent study examined 244 treatments in over 400 trials between 2002-2012 and over 96% failed. That is the highest failure rate of any disease. With Dementia being one of the leading causes of death, it is a tremendous strain on the health care system. With

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1
Jun

Common Misconceptions About Dementia

To those who have not done research into Alzheimer’s or Dementia typically associate this disease with memory loss and being forgetful. In Canada, it is estimated that 25,000 new cases of Dementia are diagnosed each year, and as of 2016, over 500,000 Canadians have Dementia now. It is estimated that over 900,000 Canadians will have Dementia by 2030. “There are

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8
May

What can you do to help prevent Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s symptoms include short term memory loss, mood swings, confusion and difficulties using language. It typically reveals itself in people 65 and up. Early-onset Alzheimer’s can affect anyone, and very rarely people in their youth. Today, Alzheimer’s affects up to 27 million people worldwide. Although there is not yet a cure for Alzheimer’s, doctors agree that there are preventative measures

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1
May

Caregivers need their sleep too.

We often forget to take care of ourselves when we are trying to take care of our loved ones who seem to need it more. Caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s can be extremely time consuming, but you have to make time for you. One of the most important parts of your health is making sure that you are

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10
Apr

Taking Care of the Caretaker

Take care of yourself first Taking care of yourself, as a caregiver, should be your number one priority. The better you’re taken care of, the more effective you can be in your caretaking role. Unfortunately, this seems to be the most forgotten on the to-do list. The Effects on Your Health When you are in a caregiver role, it is

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6
Apr

Keep Your Loved Ones Protected From Modern Day Scam Artists

Senior citizens have become one of the most vulnerable populations to scam artists. Many healthcare organizations that focus on the elderly community have warned that people suffering from dementia are especially at risk. Because dementia affects the cognitive abilities used to determine a stranger’s true intentions, this population is easily manipulated. Popular Scams Fake prizes or sweepstakes. Typically, these scams

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4
Apr

Key Warning Signs for Alzheimer’s & Dementia

As we get older, the health of our brain is the cornerstone of what allows us to continue to be independent. While memory loss is a natural part of the aging process, the brain functionality that deals with the speed we process information slows down. However, there is a huge difference between typical memory loss and onset of Alzheimer’s or

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23
Mar

5 Steps to Creating a Safe Aging Home

We tend to think of our homes as a safe place. Everything has its place and its purpose, so that we are out of harm’s way for ourselves and our children. Unfortunately, we tend to forget seniors and the possible hazards that a come can create. As seniors get older, the things that were once safe can now cause them

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