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It’s True! A Good Diet Gives You a Better Brain!

The remarkable results of a recent AARP study are in: people who maintain a healthy diet plan are twice as apt to consider their mental acuity to be very good or excellent in comparison to people who rarely eat well. In particular, a diet high in fish, vegetables and fruits equated to higher brain health. […]

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Turning a Bad Day Into a Great One as a Family Caregiver

“What a crazy day,” we sometimes bemoan, shrugging our shoulders despondently. Naturally, sometimes things happen that are totally out of your control, plus some days they seem to happen at the same time – making us wish we’d chose to simply remain in bed! But the truth is, there actually are steps we can all […]

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The Latest Technologies for Vision Loss

Impacting tens of millions of Americans, vision loss is as varied as the individuals who experience it – from simply needing to don a pair of reading glasses to scan through the morning paper, to complete blindness. And it’s even more prevalent in older adults, with one in every three seniors over age 65 experiencing […]

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How to Word Commonly Said Phrases More Positively for Aging Parents

Honesty is always the best policy, right? Yet there are times when some truths are better left unsaid, or at least worded more positively, particularly when communicating with aging loved ones. While we may have the very best of intentions in trying to help older adults navigate life, we can help prevent hurt feelings in […]

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Sibling Rivalry Over Aging Parents: Finding a Fair Caregiving Balance

Do you recall how difficult it could be as a child to learn the concept of sharing with your sisters and brothers? Despite the fact that the incredible importance of taking into consideration other people’s feelings, as well as being fair, was impressed upon us from a young age, it may still be a hurdle […]

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A Lesser Known Effect of Dementia: Anosognosia

“Why would you think I have Alzheimer’s? There’s nothing wrong with me!” If you’ve listened to a friend or family member with dementia frustratingly voice this or maybe a matching sentiment, it’s possible you have assumed the person was simply in denial and unwilling to accept a tough diagnosis. The simple truth is, however, that […]

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Plagued by Osteoarthritis Pain? Here’s a Solution Worth Investigating!

It’s a group no one wants to be a part of, however as many as 10 million Americans are members: sharing a diagnosis of osteoarthritis. Caused by the wearing away of cartilage over the years, osteoarthritis frequently impacts bigger joints, like the knees, and is often debilitating to a senior’s quality of life. With three […]

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How Law Enforcement Officials Are Handling Dementia Driven Crime

It seems incredible – a pleasant, at times confused grandma getting handcuffed and put under arrest. But nevertheless, that very scene is occurring at a frightening rate among the elderly, over 100,000 of them, according to the latest statistics – an increase of just about 30% in the past decade. This dramatic rise in arrests […]

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When Family Dynamics Impact Taking Care of Elderly Parents

If you want to see a family that has unending patience with each other, stays together through any situation and has unconditional love for each other, you’ll want to watch reruns of The Waltons. But if your family is like most, there’s at least some degree of dysfunction, some leftover stubborn sibling rivalry, and in […]

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New Study May Show Direct Link Between Insomnia and Dementia

Whether it is worry, stress or an overactive mind, many seniors have trouble falling and staying soundly asleep. Besides feeling a little foggy the next morning, however, and feeling the need for a mid-day nap to catch up on lost sleep, the consequences have seemed minimal. That is, until research recently suggested a possible link […]