If your loved one is exhibiting dementia symptoms, it is crucial to have the talk with him or her as soon as possible. Here are six tips for talking with someone you love about dementia:
Although Parkinson’s disease (PD) is one of the most common neurological disorders, affecting approximately one million people in the United States, there are many myths and misconceptions about the disease.
Nationwide programs provide companionship and support for people who choose to age in place or who have special needs.
The truth is, being a full-time caregiver can affect your emotional, mental and physical health, and it can have unforeseen effects on your relationship with your parent, as well as your other relationships.
If you’re in your sixties or beyond, friendships aren’t just the social glue and glitz of life: As you get older, good friendships can dispel loneliness, improve your health, boost your sense of well-being, and even add to your years.
How yoga can help: Weight-bearing exercises can marginally increase bone density, although the gains are small. Still, yoga is valuable not only because of its potential effect on your physical skeleton but because it helps you build muscle, body awareness, and better balance.
As the number of people living well into 100 years and beyond increases, it is no longer meaningful to classify the entire group aged 55 and above as “old”.
More than 6 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, and that number is expected to grow significantly as the U.S. population ages.
Have you noticed your mother’s memory declining? Do you question your husband’s judgment in areas where he has always displayed competence in until recently? Has your sister been behaving strangely lately and falsely accusing you of taking her money?
We often hear the frightening statistics about Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias. Over 5 million Americans have AD today, and an estimated 13-16 million will have the disease by 2050. If we consider people with milder forms of memory and cognitive processing problems, the numbers are even larger.
Another nutrient-rich powerhouse vegetable is kale. It can help protect against cancer and lower cholesterol, plus it’s packed with vitamins K, A, and C, and high in fiber
Is there such thing as a stress-free summer? If you are a family caregiver who is also a parent of schoolage children, you probably answered that question with a defi nitive “NO.”
It mystifying, tedious, and no one really wants to talk about it. If you’re struggling to navigate the complex paperwork involved with the Medicare program, you’re definitely not alone.
Fewer than half of primary care doctors surveyed said they test patients 65 and older for problems with memory and thinking, according to a report released by the Alzheimer’s Association.
Let’s explore some of the signs that your parent or older family member may not be eating well enough along with some of the root causes that may be to blame and what steps you can take to help!
Animals can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and increase social interaction and physical activity. Pets provide other intangibles, too. “Dogs and cats live very much in the present,” says Dr. Jay P. Granat, a New Jersey-based psychotherapist.
The “sandwich generation” is defined as those individuals who are currently raising a family of their own and are undertaking the care of their elderly parents.
So you’ve noticed some changes in your thinking; you oft en misplace your keys or have trouble coming up with the right word in conversations.