Horses May Improve Quality of Life for Alzheimer’s Patients

Horses May Improve Quality of Life for Alzheimer’s Patients

5.2 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease. There is no cure for the neurodegenerative disease but researchers are always looking for improve the quality of life of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. A new study from The Ohio State University shows that spending time with horses can actually help improve the quality […]

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Leaving the U.S. for Alzheimer’s Care

Leaving the U.S. for Alzheimer’s Care

Rising health care costs in the United States have led seniors affected by Alzheimer’s to travel to other countries for affordable, resort-style treatment. But is that treatment better than what they’d receive at home? In the United States, the financial costs of Alzheimer’s are staggering. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, out-of-pocket costs for Alzheimer’s care […]

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How is Alzheimer’s Treated?

How is Alzheimer’s Treated?

When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s the response can be overwhelming and leave us asking, “What now? Where do we go from here?” While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, symptoms can often be treated and the progression of the disease can be slowed. Current treatment options focus on prevention and addressing underlying […]

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4 Alternative Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease

4 Alternative Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease

Recent studies have shown that treatments traditionally given for high blood pressure, diabetes and other chronic conditions also lessen the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Discoveries like these could lead to greater and possibly more effective alternative treatments for Alzheimer’s patients.  Traditional Treatments for Alzheimer’s Traditional Alzheimer’s medications treat cognitive symptoms of the disease, such as […]

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A Simple Trick to Sharpen Your Memory

A Simple Trick to Sharpen Your Memory

Have you learned a new skill lately? A new study reveals that learning a new skill can actually increase episodic memory as well as cognitive processing speed. Hopefully, the study will encourage caregivers and seniors to become involved in community classes that spark creativity.  A recent study published by Psychological Science has shown that, according […]

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Can Rhodiola Rosea Fight Alzheimer’s?

Can Rhodiola Rosea Fight Alzheimer’s?

The herb rhodiola rosea, native to mountainous regions of Europe, Asia and the Arctic, has shown to help reduce stress. It’s a staple of Eastern European and Scandinavian diets and is used to stimulate the nervous system, improve stamina and eliminate fatigue. Recently, rhodiola rosea has gained notice as a potential aid for memory loss, […]

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Can Blood Pressure Medication Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer’s?

Can Blood Pressure Medication Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer’s?

A new study from Johns Hopkins University shows that certain blood pressure medications are linked to a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease.  Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore found that certain common antihyperintesive drugs, or drugs that are used to treat high blood pressure, may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by half. […]

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