The Link Between Alzheimer’s and Sleep

The Alzheimer’s Association’s International Conference was held one month ago and new research was presented at the conference that explored the connection between sleep and dementia. The research showed that sleep deprivation could increase your risk of developing Alzheimer’s. However, the medications you take to help you sleep could also be dangerous and linked to…

The Need of Congress to Help Fund Alzheimer’s Research

Alzheimer’s research is needed to help us find a cure for a disease that is expected to triple in the next 30 years. As of now, we have limited resources, even though Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are growing at an alarming rate. Research funding is needed to learn more about Alzheimer’s so that…

Dementia Signs to Watch Out For

Dementia is on the rise and is only expected to impact more lives in upcoming years. So, what are some signs to watch out for when it comes to yourself or a loved one? Remember, if you can catch the onset of dementia early, you can do things to mitigate it. Dementia by the Numbers…

Benefits of Attending Caregiver Support Groups

It is difficult to watch someone you care about go through dementia, especially if you are the caregiver. This can be a very overwhelming experience and you may need extra support. This is where support groups come in and can help you with the difficult task. Caregivers and Support Groups Did you know that there…

New Study Proves Cognitive Exercises and Other Lifestyle Changes Can Mitigate Dementia

We are aware that cognitive exercises mitigate the onset of dementia and a recent new study has furthered proven our research surrounding this. In addition to cognitive exercises, there are other things you can do to ward off dementia. At the Alzheimer’s Association’s International Conference in Los Angeles, they presented a new study by Rush…

New Simulator Portrays What it is Like to Live With Dementia

We recently discussed how the rise in technology has improved virtual reality, which can help those with dementia remember special times. Now, there is a simulator to help those that do not have dementia better understand what it is like to experience it. I saw the story on a news channel about this experience that…

Help Those With Dementia By Creating a Music Playlist

Music is known as a great form of therapy for those living with dementia. From listening to it, playing it and even dancing to it, surrounding yourself with music can bring on happy memories, even for those suffering with dementia. Another way to connect with a loved one who has dementia is to create a…

The Rise of Memory Cafes

There is a new trend going on around the world that is a meaningful way for those with dementia to connect with each other in a stress free setting. Memory cafes have been popping up all over the country since 2008, most recently in Buffalo, New York. These spots are a great place for those…

The Importance of Financial Planning for When You Grow Old

Even though life expectancy is increasing, dementia is growing at an alarming rate. Many people are living well into theirs 80s and 90s, with a large number suffering from dementia. It is more important than ever to financially plan ahead. When growing older, you will need to find a way to make your retirement income…

What to Do if You Start Noticing a Change in Your Memory

If you are noticing a change in your memory, it could be a difficult pill to swallow. It can be scary to think that your memory is fading and it can also impact your behavior. The best thing to do is to take the time to figure out what is going by using these tips…