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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

Learning Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Scientists continue to make advances in new tests that may predict for Alzheimer’s disease, in some cases years before memory loss and thinking problems become apparent. They can test for genes that increase your risk for the disease, MRI or … Continue reading

Advanced Directives

What are advanced directives? Though most people have a clear idea in their heads about how they want to be treated when the end finally comes, only about a quarter of Americans have these ideas written down.  “Advance directives” is … Continue reading

Finding the Wanderers

By Sam Gaines If you need to understand the issue of wandering Alzheimer’s patients and the ongoing effort to find them, Kimberly R. Kelly is the person to talk to. Kimberly is founder and director of Project Far From Home, … Continue reading

Reduce the Risk of Wandering

By Winnie Yu It is a major problem with Alzheimer’s disease patients: the tendency to wander off, away from caregiving loved ones or even their residential care facilities. The results can be devastating. Here’s what you need to know, and … Continue reading

Talking to Children about Alzheimer’s

By Mary Adam Thomas “The worst thing is the kids. I don’t know how long it’s going to take before I won’t know them.” Betsy Meyer of West Seattle, Wash., identified this wrenching reality soon after she was diagnosed with … 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

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

Funeral Planning

The Benefits of Pre-planning: Peace of mind is the number one reason that most people choose to pre-plan. There are also many other benefits you may want to consider: more time and a clearer perspective, receiving family input, avoiding family … Continue reading

Sponsorship Guidelines

The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation’s website, ALZinfo.org, is expanding the placement of sponsorship displays to include additional select sections of the site. The revenue generated by the sponsorships will help support the Fisher Center Foundation’s ability to provide … Continue reading