Posts Tagged ‘Alzheimer’s unit’

How to Choose a Nursing Home

Mom can no longer live alone. But what sort of place would be the best choice for her? Assisted-living? A nursing home? It depends on her needs. The best way to approach this decision is for family members to conduct an objective assessment of Mom’s needs. Is she unable to properly groom or toilet herself?…

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How Much Exercise You Need to Protect against Alzheimer’s?

It’s well-known that keeping your mind active is good for your brain, but a recent study shows that keeping your body active is important for brain health, as well. The study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, shows that seniors who engage in moderate exercise for just over an hour a day, show significant…

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Most Cases of Dementia Go Undiagnosed

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are already significant health concerns for older people. More than one in ten older person on Medicare is currently being treated for Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia, making these disorders the Number 9 most common chronic condition for seniors. With the aging of America, we can expect they will…

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The Stages of Alzheimer’s: Tips for Caregivers

The Stages of Alzheimer's Tips for Caregivers

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can be devastating, both for the patient and their family, but it’s important to take it step by step. Or perhaps more precisely: stage by stage. The natural course of Alzheimer’s is divided into three stages, with different challenges at each stage, both for the patient and for their caregiver. We…

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