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Image: Fountain of Youth for the Mind Researchers have examined Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, and age-related cognitive decline. What they found is that what is good for the body is also good for the mind and there are some other things we can do just for the mind!   Read More...

Image: What You Can Do To Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease named after Dr. Alois Alzheimer who discovered changes in the brain of a person who died after an unusual mental illness. He examined the patient’s brain and found that it had abnormal clumps and tangled bundles of fibers as well as the loss of connections between nerve cells causing these cells to die off.   Read More...


Image: How to Deal with Sundowning

What is Sundowning?

Some people with Alzheimer’s Disease have a cluster of symptoms known as “sundowning.” Basically, sundowning is when a person’s agitation, confusion, neediness, and behavioral symptoms seem to get worse in the late afternoon when the sun is typically setting.

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Image: When Caregivers and Relatives Disagree

University Park, Pa. -- Caregivers and their relatives who suffer from mild to moderate dementia often have different perceptions regarding the amount and quality of care given and received. A study by researchers at Penn State and the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging examined a major source of those differences -- caregivers do not understand the things that are important to their relatives with dementia.   Read More...


Image: 5 Tips for Visiting with a Person who Has Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is not just one thing. It can look very different from person to person, from one day to the next, or even at different points of the day. So, communicating and visiting with someone can be tricky.   Read More...

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