Alzheimer’s

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The Link Between Alzheimer’s And Cardiovascular Disease

A healthy heart is the key to a healthy brain, as good blood flow to the gray matter is essential for function and wellness of the brain cells. In recent years, there has been mounting evidence of the strong association between dementia and cardiovascular disease, particularly in terms of the heart condition’s tendency to starve the brain of blood.

07/24/2015

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Exercise Good For The Brain, Even For Those With Alzheimer’s

Exercise may do more than keep a healthy brain fit: New research suggests working up a good sweat may also…

07/23/2015

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The Many Care Options At Aegis Living

Aegis Living communities offer a variety of lifestyle options and levels of care, and care plans evolve with the changing needs of each resident. Along with the many amenities and features to keep seniors happy, healthy and content, Aegis Living has these customizable care options.

07/17/2015

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Are Anxiety Medications Linked To Alzheimer’s?

As the medical community continues to delve further into the field of Alzheimer’s diagnosis and treatment, scientists and doctors have been proposing new potential causes. A recent study published in September 2014 in BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal) found a possible link between Alzheimer’s and sedatives taken by older adults for insomnia and anxiety.

07/17/2015

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Healthy Eating For Mental Wellness

Whether you’re an infant or a senior, the foods that you eat have a massive effect on every part of the body. A balanced, nutritious diet provides you with energy for physical activity but also promotes cognitive function, a healthy sleep schedule and better control over your emotions. Poor eating habits, on the other hand, can lead to mental and physical weariness, difficulty remembering and trouble concentrating. That’s why proper nutrition is essential for people with Alzheimer’s disease and why Aegis Living makes it a focus of its specialized care plans. Learn more about how good nutrition can promote mental function in people with Alzheimer’s and the steps Aegis Living communities take to provide seniors with healthy and appetizing meals

06/15/2015

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How To Deal With A Parent Who’s Experiencing Dementia

It can be difficult to change your role from child to caregiver. For many individuals, living with a parent who is struggling with dementia can be overwhelming and isolating at first; however, there are several tools available to support you along the way.

05/11/2015

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App That Helps Patients Sing Their Favorite Songs Slows Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Improves Memory

The positive affect of music on the mind and memory has been documented time and again. Researchers have found that singing show tunes can ward off dementia and Alzheimer’s. Now, there’s an app that turns music into medicine, called SingFit.

04/13/2015

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Fantasy Author Terry Pratchett Dies At 66

Author/creator of the exuberant, satirical “Discworld” series has died. He was 66.

03/12/2015

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‘Still Alice’ Draws Awareness To Alzheimer’s

“The story brings the viewer along the difficult journey that Alice must endure as she falls further into dementia – as she loses touch with her wit and intelligence and slips away into a state of confusion.”

02/12/2015

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Where To Get Caregiver Training & Resources

Learning to take care of seniors can be challenging, but there are several great resources that can support you…

01/07/2015

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