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How Inactivity Changes the Brain

How Inactivity Changes the Brain | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Being sedentary appears to alter the brain in ways that may affect heart health, a new study found.

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I've spoken of this many times. Not only the brain but inactivity escalates aging. Ever notice the older you get, the stiffer your movements. Regular Exercise postpones those aches and pains and extends life. I have COPD and believe me, if I didn't use the treadmill everyday, I'd be a ball of aches and pains.

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My Mom Fooled the Doctor about her Memory--How does that happen?

My Mom Fooled the Doctor about her Memory--How does that happen? | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
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The Life Extension Blog: Special Report: The Anti-Aging Powers of Super Foods

The Life Extension Blog: Special Report: The Anti-Aging Powers of Super Foods | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Maylin Rodriguez-Paez, RN You adhere to the old adage, “you are what you eat.” So, you make it a p... (Eating #healthy? It's more than just a phase!
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Dear Abby: Aging caregiver must find respite time for herself - Herald & Review

Dear Abby: Aging caregiver must find respite time for herself - Herald & Review | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Dear Abby: Aging caregiver must find respite time for herself
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Dear Abby: How can I convince my aging, sick sister-in-law that her feeble husband's care is too much for her at this point?
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Are you embarrassed by a family member with dementia? - Alzheimers Support

Are you embarrassed by a family member with dementia? - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Once diagnosed with Alzheimer's or Dementia, medication can help slow the progression of the disease and control unruly behavior that the patient is unable to control.
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Next Steps: When Your Parents Need Assisted Living

Next Steps: When Your Parents Need Assisted Living | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
If you see that your parents need assisted living care, here are steps to help you walk through finding the right care for an aging parent.

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We all have parents, and most of us will be faced with helping our parents cope as they age. www.free-alzheimers-support.com

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Does your brain do more than regulate breathing while you sleep? - Alzheimers Support

Does your brain do more than regulate breathing while you sleep? - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it

Did you know the brain is aware of things that we may not know or see. It's working many hours more than we might think, doing things we are totally unaware of.

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How to coax the Alzheimer's patient to shower, Change Clothes, and maybe brush their teeth. - Alzheimers Support

How to coax the Alzheimer's patient to shower, Change Clothes, and maybe brush their teeth. - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
How to pick your battles and encourage the person with Alzheimer's to shower or change clothes.
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Would you really want to know if Alzheimer's was in your future? - Alzheimers Support

Would you really want to know if Alzheimer's was in your future? - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
New testing can diagnosis Alzheimer's before cognitive impairment is shown.
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Fashionable Incontinence Products - Alzheimers Support

Fashionable Incontinence Products - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Many with dementia need incontinence products, now they are fashionable
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What every family needs to know about Alzheimer's - Alzheimers Support

What every family needs to know about Alzheimer's - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it

Alzheimer's from beginning to the end stage and total care. Like a stroke, Alzheimer’s kills brain cells. Unlike a stroke, however, Alzheimer’s does not strike suddenly. And, its effects are more far-ranging. Experts like to say that Alzheimer’s has an insidious onset. 

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Make the most of your visit to someone who has Alzheimers dementia - Alzheimers Support

Make the most of your visit to someone who has Alzheimers dementia - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
A few tips for visiting the person with dementia who may not remember you
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"Blue Hydrangeas" by Marianne Sciuccio :book reviewed - Alzheimers Support

"Blue Hydrangeas" by Marianne Sciuccio :book reviewed - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Blue Hydrangeas, is the name of their summer home on Cape Cod, once a flourishing Bed and Breakfast through lazy summer months. Now, Sara still prepares for those seasonal guests, cleaning and baking and wondering when the first visitors will arrive.
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Don't forget to care for yourself while you're caring for someone with Alzheimer's Dementia

Don't forget to care for yourself while you're caring for someone with Alzheimer's Dementia | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Too often, caregivers are under so much stress to care for the Alzheimer's patient that they fail to care for themselves.
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Your Senior Loved One May Need A Hearing Test If…...

Your Senior Loved One May Need A Hearing Test If…... | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
It is certainly isn’t news that many of our senior loved ones are plagued with multiple health issues that require treatment.
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If your elder loved one appears to be hard-of-hearing, take them for a hearing exam. I honestly believe most of my Mom's issues escalated as her hearing declined.  www.free-alzheimers-support.com

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Tangles and Plaque present 20 years before Alzheimer's begins - Alzheimers Support

Tangles and Plaque present 20 years before Alzheimer's begins - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
New study finds there may be time for intervention before Alzheimer's symptoms begin
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Does Alzheimer’s or Dementia Cause Hoarding? - Alzheimers Support

Does Alzheimer’s or Dementia Cause Hoarding? - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it

Does Alzheimer’s cause hoarding? That’s what one of our readers asked recently. Their Dad has begun to save all sorts of things; plastic tubs, vegetable cans, and plain old nails. Cans and cans of nails.

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People Who Complain of Facing Memory Issues are at Risk of Dementia

People Who Complain of Facing Memory Issues are at Risk of Dementia | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Headlines & Global News People Who Complain of Facing Memory Issues are at Risk of Dementia Headlines & Global News "What's notable about our study is the time it took for the transition from self-reported memory complaint to dementia or clinical...

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I heard my Mom complain of memory loss for many years before she was finally diagnosed. She kept a small tablet on every table and desktop to keep quick notes handy. 


Now, I"m doing the same thing, myself.

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Steps You Can Take To Guard Against Dementia - Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic

Steps You Can Take To Guard Against Dementia - Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Steps You Can Take To Guard Against Dementia Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic “Of everything on this list, the strongest evidence is for the positive impact of regular exercise on reducing the risk of cognitive decline and dementia,” says...

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Will coffee slow the progression of Alzheimer's - Alzheimers Support

Will coffee slow the progression of Alzheimer's - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
New research shows that coffee may block various receptors in the brain which are activated by adenosine and slow the progression of Tau blockage in the brain.
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Books for young the young child who is living with dementia in a loved one - Alzheimers Support

Books for young the young child who is living with dementia in a loved one - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it

Children often fear a loved one who has dementia Alzheimers. 

As we all know, Children tend to blame themselves for everything. If a loved one has Alzheimer’s it must be their fault. If it isn’t their fault, then they will certainly “catch it.”

I remember when my granddaughter came to me and said, “Nana, I have a stomach ache.” Her very next question was– “…am i going to die?”

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7 Overall Risk Factors for Alzheimer's, Dementia, Cognitive Decline - Alzheimers Support

On a Daily basis I scour issues of Health and Medical magazines and  Alzheimer’s Newsletters, hoping for more news on which fruit to eat, or how many miles to walk, or which vitamin or mineral to pop every morning with breakfast.

As a person with high-blood pressure and other heart related issues, I exercise daily, eat lots of fruits and vegetables and read the content label on every boxed-food I purchase.
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5 Activities for late stage Alzheimer's patients who seek to keep agile fingers busy. - Alzheimers Support

5 Activities for late stage Alzheimer's patients who seek to keep agile fingers busy. - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Those with memory loss have active fingers, always seeking something to do.
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Dementia Behind the Wheel - Alzheimers Support

Dementia Behind the Wheel - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Don't let someone with dementia drive. One can have a small lapse of memory about the brake, gas, RR crossing, or worse.
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Dealing with Geriatric Depression - Alzheimers Support

Dealing with Geriatric Depression - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it

The elderly often become depressed as life activities wane. Note that depression cannot be considered a natural part of aging. When it is left untreated, many multiple psychiatric and physical disorders will likely ensue. The good news is, like other common diseases, depression can be detected, prevented, and treated.

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Can someone with dementia or Alzheimer's tell time? - Alzheimers Support

Can someone with dementia or Alzheimer's tell time? - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it

Digital Clocks for Person with Alzheimer's dementia who can no longer read the hands on a clock. Those with any dementia eventually lose a sense of time and along with that it often occurs that they no longer understand the hands on a clock.


Digital Clocks help them know the Date and Time for awhile.

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The Person with dementia may forget to take medication or eat properly if they live alone. -

The Person with dementia may forget to take medication or eat properly if they live alone. - | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
There's a valuable need for fruits and vegetables and supplements, especially for the person who has Alzheimer's and may forget to eat.
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