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The Healing Power of Yoga

By Michelle Porter Tiernan Three women in their 60s and 70s recline on their backs on yoga mats with their eyes closed and their hands turned palms up. Certified yoga instructor Helena Bray begins savasana, the final relaxation. Her voice … 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

Key Protein May Lead to Faster Acting Anti-Depression Drugs

By: www.ALZinfo.org There is no single known cause for depression. Depression is believed to result from a combination of genetic, biochemical, environmental and psychological factors. Each year over 17 million American adults experienced a period of clinical depression. In Alzheimer’s … 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

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

Fitting in Fitness – for Caregivers

By Jennifer Newton Reents, R.N. Making time for physical activity shouldn’t be a last consideration—especially for caregivers. Put fitness at the top of your list. It’s all too familiar. You are stressed and tired, and find there aren’t enough hours … Continue reading

Depression Increases the Risk of Alzheimer’s

One of the largest and longest studies to date shows that being depressed increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia later in life by 50 percent. The study, part of the large and ongoing Framingham Heart … Continue reading

The Sleepless Caregiver

One of the most difficult things about caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, is never really getting a good night’s sleep. Have you ever heard the expression, “sleeping with one eye open?” Well, it isn’t a easy thing to accomplish but, … Continue reading