Laughter for Alzheimer’s Prevention

Laughter for Alzheimer’s Prevention

There is nothing funny about Alzheimer’s disease. Though, research suggests laughter can affect Alzheimer’s prevention, help Alzheimer’s caregivers, and improve the quality of life for those afflicted by the disease. Is laughter really the best medicine? Learn more. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, a disease which 36 million people live with daily. As researchers continue to […]

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Super Food: Let’s Talk Turmeric

Super Food: Let’s Talk Turmeric

I have to admit, when I was asked to write a post about turmeric, I had no idea how much it has been studied in terms of helping with everything from arthritis to migraines to Alzheimer’s! Turmeric, a member of the ginger family, is often found in curries and other spicy dishes from India, Asia, […]

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5 Reasons Why Music Boosts Brain Activity

5 Reasons Why Music Boosts Brain Activity

Music is understood to be a great way to break through to dementia patients, but do you know why? A new study shows us how music helps those suffering with Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more. Music has been known to affect those with dementia and Alzheimer’s, but why it has an effect on these patients has not always been clear – until now. […]

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Why Cinnamon May Hold Secrets to Alzheimer’s Prevention

Why Cinnamon May Hold Secrets to Alzheimer’s Prevention

Cinnamon has long been used to fight bacterial and fungal infections, as well as improve reproductive functions, treat indigestion, migraines and cramping, in addition to helping regulate insulin levels for diabetics. Recent studies suggest that cinnamon may also have anti-Alzheimer’s disease properties.  Here is a closer look at the claim and what it means for the […]

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The Pros and Cons of Taking Antidepressants for Alzheimer’s

The Pros and Cons of Taking Antidepressants for Alzheimer’s

A new study suggests that a certain type of antidepressant may prevent Alzheimer’s disease. While the results of the study are certainly promising there is more work to be done before the antidepressant will be prescribed for Alzheimer’s prevention. Learn more about the pros and cons of taking an antidepressant for Alzheimer’s and why some […]

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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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