Tag Archives: health

Fitness in a Flash: Exercise for Older Adults and Caregivers

By Michelle Porter Tiernan Regular physical activity can keep you strong, improve your flexibility and help you manage stress. But when you’re a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s often difficult to find time to exercise. If … Continue reading

A Walk in the Park

By Tiffani Hill-Patterson By now, everyone knows the health benefits of walking: improved cardiovascular function, weight loss, bone building, stress reduction. But did you know that taking a walk outside offers even more rewards? Numerous studies show that getting outdoors … Continue reading

Senior-Friendly Fitness Close to Home

By Michelle Porter Tiernan Exercise is not only good for your body; it’s good for your brain. Physical activity encourages regular brain functions and helps keep the brain active. A study by the University of Washington found regular exercise reduces … Continue reading

Diabetes Linked to Brain Damage of Alzheimer’s Disease

People with type 2 diabetes or in the early stages of getting the disease appear to be at an increased risk of developing the brain plaques of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings are troubling, as diabetes is becoming alarmingly common in … Continue reading

Anchors Aweigh

It is 7:30pm and Jeff is in bed. This is a condition which may or may not last until I join him myself in a couple of hours. Despite all the static that’s garbled the lines of communication along our … Continue reading

A Loved One Has Been Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease: Now What?

By: www.ALZinfo.org When your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, many questions come to mind. First is the question “Is there a cure?” Unfortunately, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. However, there are drugs that may improve or … Continue reading

Walk to Keep the Brain and Memory Robust

Walking six or more miles per week may keep memory sharp in old age, new research suggests. Seniors who walked at least six miles a week had more brain gray matter than their more sedentary peers, and more gray matter … Continue reading

How to Find and Select an Elder Law Attorney

By Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., Certified Elder Law Attorney If you have a family member with Alzheimer’s disease, there are many issues that need to be addressed. Often, legal issues take a backseat to medical issues, quality of care, caregiver … Continue reading

Fitness and Good Mental Health: Exercise Brings Many Benefits

By: www.ALZinfo.org Exercise is more important than you might think. Scientific evidence is increasingly showing that physical exercise is not only good for your figure, it’s also good for your memory. It’s an important tool in slowing the effects of … Continue reading

Looking for Links Between Genes and Alzheimer’s

Researchers are continuing to uncover various genes that may play a role in the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings offer new clues about who will get Alzheimer’s in old age, and why, and may offer new approaches to treating … Continue reading