• Why I plan to live fabulously healthy to the end

    By David Heitz I think the feeling that you’re “growing older” is a state of mind more than anything else. For me, burying my last living parent this fall inevitably forced me to look at my own...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Baby Boomer Generation Fears Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Memory Loss

    The Causes of Memory Loss The words dementia, Alzheimer’s and memory loss instills fear of aging in the retiring baby boomer generation. Scientific research now shown that the causes of memory loss can be prevented or delayed....

    • Posted 2 years ago
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    Home Safety Tips for Alzheimer’s Patients

    Home safety Tips  for Alzheimer’s Patients or those suffering from other dementias. Home safety and Alzheimers disease is being dealt with by many families today. Caring for the aging adult with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can be...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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    Tips for Sparking Memories with Photos

    Tips for Sparking Memories…. One tip that I’ve seen several times for helping family members with Alzheimer’s or some other type of memory impairment is to put a lot of photos around. Put out photo albums or...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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    Anger Management As a Loved One Declines

      Anger management is a topic i thought I would share with you today. Visiting my in-laws this evening, I’m noticing that FIL’s dementia is on another downward spiral.  He has become extremely passive for the most...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • How your caring can slow dementia in your family member
    Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Caring Slows Cognitive Decline

    Did you know that practicing mindfulness based stress reduction techniques  while providing care for your aging family member can benefit you both? This is not only important for all caregivers that provide care for a an aging...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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    Age Related Hearing Loss and the Link to Dementia

    Age-related hearing loss (or presbyacusis) highlights a causal link between one’s age and the rate of hair cell degradation in the cochlea of the inner ear. Recent research has also linked cognitive decline and unmanaged hearing loss,...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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    Series on Successful Dementia Home Care Tips

    Over the next few pages you will find some  valuable dementia home care tips developed from years of experience, that we wish to share with you. Naturally, the degree to which you are able to carry out...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Dementia behavior training for the caregiver starts with understanding the type of dementia and the family member they are providing in home dementia care.
    What is a Dementia Catastrophic Reaction?

    Dementia Catastrophic Reaction are responses to an apparently regular, non-threatening situation. The use of the word “catastrophic” indicates that there is a disaster, or some horrible event that occurred. It appears to be the how it must  feel...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Preparing for the Emotional Impact of Caregiving

    The emotional Impact of caregiving can be devastating. If I asked you , “So, are you a care giver ? ” Well, if you are anything like most family members, you most likely answered “no” to this...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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