Alzheimer’s disease is a frightening disease, emotionally, physically and financially – bringing a looming threat of major medical bills for around-the-clock specialty care that can’t be ignored.
For those with Alzheimer’s disease, there comes a point when caregiving services are no longer enough. As their condition deteriorates, the need for care progresses beyond the simpler tasks of daily living.
Is Alzheimer’s disease hereditary? When a parent is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it’s common for other family members to worry about their own risk of inheriting the disease.
Brain games are fabulously entertaining, engaging our attention while improving quality of life. They might even stave off dementia, thanks to the brain stimulation they can provide.
Forgotten where you’ve left your keys? Spent hours searching for the TV remote? Perhaps it’s time to invest in one of those memory games you see advertised on TV. … Or is it?
When people think of brain health and dementia, they often assume their fates are fixed. Genetics and age determine our cognitive decline and there’s little we can do about it — or is there?
There are plenty of activities and exercises you can do to improve your brain health, but did you know you may be doing things to actually hurt your efforts? You are most likely doing these things without realizing the potential damage they can cause.
We all understand that our diets affect our waistlines and energy levels, and that proper nutrition is crucial for staying fit and active as we age. But do you know the foods you eat can affect your memory, cognitive abilities and even your susceptibility to Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia?
If you haven’t made your brain health a priority in the past, now is a good time to start. Senior brain health is critical to your continued independence and overall wellbeing, and making an effort to exercise your brain has many benefits.
Just like our muscles, our brains need regular exercise to remain healthy and strong. Just as you can retain your strength and muscle mass with resistance training, you can also keep your mind sharp and memory clear with a variety of activities and mental exercises.