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Early memory problems may indicate Alzheimer’s

By: www.ALZinfo.org In the January 11, 2010 issue of the journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Dr. Barry Reisberg and his research team published research showing a significantly higher risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s in people who have experienced subjective memory loss. … Continue reading

Graceful Exercise: Tai Chi

By Jason Schneider Exercise is important for people of all ages, but can be especially beneficial to people with memory problems, as well as their caregivers. Low-impact exercises, such as water aerobics, yoga—and even simply walking—are often suggested for older … Continue reading

Third-Party Special Needs Trusts: Peace of Mind for Caregivers

By Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., Certified Elder Law Attorney We are all aware of the importance of getting our family’s financial and legal affairs in order. For family members of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, the importance of doing advance planning … 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

How to Communicate With Someone Who Has Alzheimer’s

By: www.ALZinfo.org How can I communicate better with my loved one who has Alzheimer’s? Learning about Alzheimer’s—how it progresses and how it is managed— is critical to understanding how best to interact and communicate with a person who has Alzheimer’s … 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

Memory Problems May Be More Common in Men

Researchers who studied seniors living in Minnesota found that elderly men were more likely than their female peers to have serious memory problems. Men were more likely to have a condition called mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, a form of … Continue reading

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Memory Decline

Vitamin D, the so-called “sunshine vitamin” long linked to healthy bones, has also been hailed as a possible protector against heart disease, diabetes and obesity. Now, a new study from Italy finds that the vitamin may be important for brain … Continue reading

What Medications are Available to Treat Behavioral Problems?

What types of behavioral problems might be expected? In later stages of the disease, people with Alzheimer’s might experience distinct changes in behavior or personality. In fact, the first recognized case of Alzheimer’s, back in 1906, was in a patient … Continue reading

Long-Term Care Ombudsman

What is a Long-Term Care Ombudsman? A Long-Term Care Ombudsman is an advocate for residents of assisted living facilities and nursing homes, as well as board and care homes. Ombudsmen provide information about how to find a facility and what … Continue reading