Alzheimer’s link

A great source for the latest news and information about Alzheimer’s http://www.alzheimersweekly.com/  
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Follow Mediterranean Diet For Better Memory

Why do people on a Mediterranean diet have lower rates of dementia? Learn how their brain scans show fewer problems. Get the diet’s basics. A Mediterranean diet may help people avoid the small areas of brain damage that can lead to problems with thinking and memory, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Neurology. The study found that people who ate a...
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Allergies are getting to me

Late summer allergies absolutely effect me. I woke up this morning with itchy watery eyes and it felt like there was a feather tickling the inside of my sinus cavities. Oh What a Beautiful Morning … not today. A crazy little thing called a neti pot can give quite a bit of relief. You fill the pot with lukewarm saline or salted water and do a nasal irrigation. It feels so strange at first,...
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Early testing is key

While we still don’t know the actual cause of Alzheimer’s disease early detection and treatment may slow the progress. At a conference I attended recently they recommended seeing a geriatric psychologist at the first sign of problems. Their tests seem to be the best at pin pointing what may be going on. Remember, not all dementia is Alzheimer’s, some may be suffering from...
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‘Water Club’ For Seniors Enhanced Wellbeing, Led To Fewer Falls And Better Hydration

I saw this article on Medical News Today and thought it was very worth reading. The health benefits of ‘water clubs’ in care homes for the elderly, where residents gather together regularly to drink water, owe at least as much to the social nature of the activity as to the value of drinking water itself, an investigation by psychologists has shown. The study, funded by the Economic...
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Preventing dehydration

Dehydration is a real problem for the elderly. It can lead to bladder infection, energy loss, mental confusion, and even hospitalization or death. How can you combat this? Pushing liquids may be easier said than done. So many of us have heard I’m not thirsty till we want to scream. An approach I often use is to remind my seniors that they don’t want a bladder infection or for their...
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