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Baseball Therapy for Alzheimer’s Care

By djohnson, 1:11 pm on June 13, 2018
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New Alzheimer’s care socialization programs built around sports may sound odd; however, the benefits are promising. What are your most treasured sports memories? Was it the afternoon you saved the day on the ball field with a great catch? The game-winning hit? Do you remember sitting in the stadium when your favorite player belted one out of the park? These recollections are both powerful and sweet. Flash forward to today. A cutting-edge technique to help Alzheimer’s patients is sports reminiscence therapy. In Alzheimer’s care, it is important to keep the brain active. Let’s learn how America’s pastime, baseball, gives people with dementia a richer, happier life. The Power of the Group in Alzheimer’s Care Sports reminiscence …

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How A Caregiver Can Help Their Parents Accept Help Graciously

By djohnson, 1:05 pm on June 6, 2018
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It is common for a caregiver to wonder how to help someone in need who doesn’t want any help. When you are the caregiver of your parents, you want to be respectful of their pride and dignity. Even if you are dealing with a strong difficult parent, it is possible for them to accept help graciously. Understanding parents’ resistance to help If you feel trapped in a power struggle, try not to take it personally. Remember, your aging parent may resist or refuse help for VALID REASONS, such as: Habit. Your parent(s) could decline your outstretched hand out of habit. They’ve always fended for themselves, so why stop now? Pride. Asking for help may signal …

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Alzheimer’s Care: How One Protein Could Erase All Damage

By djohnson, 2:35 pm on May 30, 2018
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The latest Alzheimer’s care research brings hope for future cure. What if you could have one little protein changed in one of your genes and no longer have to live with the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease? Is it really possible? Can it be true? There seems to be a glimmer of hope on the horizon. Researchers at the Gladstone Institute have been able to erase memory loss damage caused by Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Well… at least in the lab working with cells. Sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it? Alzheimer’s Care Update: How Research is Combating Alzheimer’s By using human cells, researchers have been able to pinpoint the protein that deprives a person of their memories. By …

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Home Health Care – How Nutrition Impacts and Influences our Brain Longevity

By djohnson, 9:46 am on May 23, 2018
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Home health care includes evidence-based lifestyle changes to improve your brain health. Nutrition is the cornerstone to your health. Without the proper fuel, your brain and your body will suffer. But when you think about eating healthy are you thinking about losing weight and looking good? That is often part of healthy eating but it is more important to think about eating for your brain health. Maria Shriver, founder of the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement and advocate for improved home health care, is quoted in the LA Times saying, “We have all become so obsessed with our bodies that we have forgotten to take care of our brains.”1 Unfortunately, when you eat a diet that is only …

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Dementia Care and The Amazing Ability of Exercise to Improve Your Memory

By djohnson, 1:23 pm on May 16, 2018
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Recent study on dementia care shows how physical activity increases your memory power. Would you like a prescription that improves your memory power but is free of charge? (Unless you join a gym, of course.) Side effects may include an increased heart rate, perspiration, increased sensitivity to insulin, decreased inflammation, and strengthened ability to grow new brain cells. You might also experience improvements in mood and sleep and a reduction in stress and anxiety. All of these health benefits have been proven to be a direct result of exercise. Recently, a study involving brain health and dementia care, conducted by the Brigham Young University in Utah (BYU) found that regular exercise was able to protect the brain …

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The New Technology Designs You Need to Know About That Improve Senior Care

By djohnson, 2:57 pm on May 9, 2018
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Technology that improves senior care! New and innovative devices and products that make life easier for older adults. It isn’t news to us that technology is experiencing rapid growth and change. It is easy to feel overwhelmed by all the advances and changes. But there are numerous ways that these advances in technology can help to improve senior care and the quality of life for seniors. There are innovative and new devices that can help monitor and assist seniors with exercise and mobility, reminders to take their medications, improve brain health and be able to engage more with others. If you’re a long-distance caregiver, using technology to help in senior care from far away can help you feel …

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Elderly Care – A Closer Look at The Causes of Heart Disease

By djohnson, 1:21 pm on May 2, 2018
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There are practical tips  in elderly care for decreasing your risk of heart disease. A healthy heart is fundamental in a healthy life. A healthy lifestyle will often help you have a healthy heart. Elderly care involves finding ways to decrease risks and increase healthy options. Each year there are over 17,000,000 deaths worldwide related to heart disease. 80% of those deaths are preventable.1 Unfortunately, the symptoms of heart disease can sneak up on you and you may not know you are at risk until the damage is done. Heart attacks and heart disease can quickly derail your plans for your life. Elderly care involves learning about causes heart disease – how to prevent it and how to …

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Alzheimer’s Care: What You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s

By djohnson, 12:19 pm on April 25, 2018
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Alzheimer’s care like any care regiment, begins with prevention. Addressing the common causes of Alzheimer’s to promote a healthy brain is where it begins. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and as such, much research has been done on how to prevent the disease.1  We do know that the disease is characterized by two types of proteins in the brain: tangles (tau) and plaques (amyloid beta); as these proteins accumulate they kill brain cells. And we know a little bit about what triggers these proteins. While doctors at the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital say that no one knows for sure what causes Alzheimer’s, they have identified …

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Dementia Care Update: How Positive Attitudes Around Aging Can Reduce Risk of Dementia

By djohnson, 2:30 pm on April 18, 2018
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Dementia Care update: If you improve brain health with these strategies for maintaining a positive outlook on life you may reduce your risk of dementia. Could you, at 82 years of age, run a complete marathon (that’s 26.2 miles)? Perhaps not. However, Ginette Bedard from Howard Beach, Queens crossed the finish line of the New York Marathon not just once but repeatedly! She started running seriously when she was 69 and has been able to continually participate in this event thanks to both a diligent training program — she runs an average of three hours per day — as well as a positive attitude. Wearing a smile helps more than your physical health; positive outlooks on …

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Jane Fonda’s Surprising Senior Care Secrets to Living Longer and Better

By djohnson, 3:46 pm on April 11, 2018
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Senior care advice on how to age well and achieve healthy longevity from Jane Fonda. Anyone who saw Jane Fonda present the award for Best Actor at the Academy Awards earlier this year will agree she looks fabulous for her age. If you missed the award show, you can catch her with Lily Tomlin on the Netflix series called “Grace and Frankie” to see what we mean. This Oscar-winning actress and activist looks terrific for an 80-year old, and I’d say she clocks at least 20 years younger. Yes, some cosmetic surgery was involved but, as she’ll admit, it was worth it (and she didn’t have it done until she was 72). 1 And yes, perhaps it’s because, …

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