Yesterday, Teepa Snow, a leading educator on Alzheimer’s and dementia, shared her experiences, research, and philosophy on memory care with a packed house in Chesterfield at The Willows & Brooking Park.
Developing a bond with an elder or a child can be a transformative, life-changing experience. We have so much to learn from the children first exploring their environment, and the seniors who have seen so much.
We know that proper sleep and a healthy diet fight against the common causes of death, cognitive decline and heart disease; however, many neglect another root cause of illness: loneliness.
With the ‘over 65’ population group increasing, and the number of elders without children on the rise, society is faced with an isolation problem.
- The tau protein allows the nervous system to operate normally.
- Alzheimer’s disease is rooted in degeneration of neurons to the brain.
- For some, toxic ‘tangles’ accumulate in the tau protein, and the brain loses synapses. This causes memory disorders to occur.
This month saw Alzheimer’s in the news when exclusive footage from a forthcoming PBS documentary Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts debuted on NextAvenue.org.
The clip focuses on tips offered by Dr. Rudolph Tanzi (Harvard Medical School) to reduce the spread of memory loss. His advice includes the usual suspects: maintaining a healthy diet, getting exercise, and (our favorite) getting 7-8 hours of deep sleep per night.