A new season marks more than a change in climate. It is a time for engaging in new activities and forming positive routines that will help us live better, healthier lives in the coming months.
For people living with Alzheimer’s, those changes could be a more nutritious diet, new types of art or music therapy and more social activities that stimulate the mind. They could also include maintaining the right dosage of prescribed medication.
The first story in this week’s newsletter outlines how people with Alzheimer’s fail to follow the right schedule or take the correct dosage of medication prescribed for their condition. Initial side effects and cost are among the most common reasons. While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, the proper dosage of particular drugs can help to improve tolerability and reduce the complications of the disease.
Our second story highlights the difficulty in finding effective treatments to ward off Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.
Remember, though, that some of the best treatment for those with Alzheimer’s is spending quality time with family and friends. Take a few extra minutes this fall to enjoy the cooler temperatures, fresh air and bright foliage with a loved one who is living with the disease. A steady dose of that will go a long way.
I hope you will find these stories helpful. If you need more information, please visit our website www.alzinfo.org.
I wish you all a healthy and happy autumn.
Be safe and all of my best.
President & CEO