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.
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It’s the time of year when everyone is thinking about cleaning out their house – and you may be running into trouble when helping your relatives clear out their junk. Paula Spencer Scott at Caring.com put together a list of spring cleaning tips for your parents’ house to help clean out their clutter. Here are a few of them:
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Memory loss and dementia can be a scary thing to see in a family member. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. Alz.org, a leading health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s research and care, has put together a list of 10 warning signs that may help your loved one know the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Alz.org advises seeing a doctor If you notice any of these signs.
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Now that we’re in the midst of winter, cold weather, snow and ice are starting to make an appearance. With this season there are a few hazards that seniors should watch out for to stay safe.
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Those of us who are pet owners all know how important pets are to our lives. Their unconditional love and affection brings out our instincts for nurturing, and provides enrichment to daily life.
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