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Making a Home Safer for Alzheimer’s Patients

Making a Home Safer for Alzheimer’s Patients

With a diagnosis such as Alzheimer’s, families need to start planning. One of the biggest decisions is about where the patient will live. Most prefer to stay in their own homes, if possible. However, staying at home does pose some risks as there are many things in a home that become dangerous to a person
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Shedding Light

Shedding Light

We live in a 24-hour world that, thanks to technology, never has to go dark. But there is a thing as too much light—too much blue light. Blue light isn’t always bad. It’s what makes the sky blue. The sun is the primary source of blue light, which has benefits including increasing alertness, regulating circadian
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In Good Odor

In Good Odor

Someday doctors may be able to screen for Alzheimer’s using a simple scratch and sniff test, according to two Columbia University studies. Dr. William Kreisl, a neurologist at Columbia University, and a team of researchers studied 84 people in their 60s and 70s, including 58 with memory problems indicative of early Alzheimer’s. Participants took the
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Staying Socially Active Wards Off Disability

Staying Socially Active Wards Off Disability

The importance of staying physically active throughout life and the health benefits it brings has long been documented, but what about social activities? Research from the Rush University Medical Center finds that retirees who report a high level of social activity are twice as likely to remain disability free involving activities of daily living. This
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Dementia – Alzheimer’s and Hearing Loss

Dementia – Alzheimer’s and Hearing Loss

I just read this from a book by June Andrews, Dementia What You Need to Know.  June is one of the leading authorities on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in the UK. Losing your hearing is a bit like going to a foreign country where you speak only a bit of the language.  You struggle and
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