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Seven Great Ways to Protect Your Memory

February 20, 2022 — With the Alzheimer’s epidemic in America, people tend to worry about their memory, even when they are younger. Maybe you can’t remember where you parked the car, or you searched all over the house for your sunglasses, only to find them perched atop your head. Sharpness of memory varies from person to person. Genes are... Read More

Some Sleep Apnea Symptoms Can Mimic Alzheimer’s

December 5, 2021 — “She thought she had Alzheimer’s, but it was really sleep apnea,” said a headline in the Bangor Daily News in October. The article went on to describe how, after living for over 10 years with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, a 78-year-old woman discovered she was actually suffering from sleep apnea. “Donna Beveridge began to notice that... Read More

Six Ways to Protect Your Memory

June 7, 2021 — Every June, the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) sponsors Alzheimer’s & Brain Health Awareness Month. Their aim is to remind us of steps we can take to protect our memory, and to slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Yes, research has proven that there are things we can do to protect our... Read More

Go Ahead – Cut a Rug!

April 20, 2021 — It’s spring, people are getting vaccinated against COVID-19, and the U.S. is slowly coming back to life after having been through so much loss. You won’t be alone if you feel downright giddy, or if you feel like celebrating! Dancing is a fun way to celebrate – and it’s also good for you. What’s that?... Read More

Pandemic Spotlights the Importance of Brain Health

April 5, 2021 — Besides COVID-19’s widely known effects on lungs and breathing, a new report says the pandemic has taken a widespread toll on mental well-being, which affects brain health. Think of all the ways the pandemic has changed people’s lives – heightened health risks, uncertainty, less social engagement, new routines and economic hardship. All of it together... Read More

Nostalgia Can be Good for You

January 20, 2021 — We’ve all experienced nostalgia, when we remember the past fondly and perhaps wish to be back there again. Nostalgia has been a big topic during the coronavirus pandemic, with people reminiscing about their lives “in the before times.” Nostalgia often gets a bad rap – we may be admonished not to “live in the past,”... Read More

Your Annual Flu Shot Might Fight Alzheimer’s

August 20, 2020 — Flu season is almost upon us. People age 65 and older are at high risk for flu-related complications, so they are urged to get a seasonal flu vaccine each year. That is especially the case with the added threat of the coronavirus. And this year, when the time comes to get innoculated, there’s yet another... Read More

5 Myths About Aging

June 30, 2020 — Many people make assumptions about aging and how older age will affect them. But it’s important to understand the positive aspects of aging. The National Institute on Aging shares five common myths about aging and older adults – and how healthy choices can help you stay healthy and independent. Myth: The older I get, the... Read More

Dealing with a Diagnosis of Dementia

July 22, 2019 — Having to face an uncertain future where life’s most precious memories are no longer accessible is something many of us can’t even imagine. Yet, this is a diagnosis that millions of people around the world face every year. You will undoubtedly face a range of emotions after receiving your diagnosis and you may not know... Read More

Creating a Memorable Mother’s Day When Mom Has Dementia

May 6, 2019 — Holidays can be a challenging time for families who are caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Beloved traditions may have to be adjusted to accommodate new realities. On Mother’s Day, many adult children wonder how to celebrate a day that may no longer hold any meaning for the honoree. But... Read More