Sherry Christiansen

About Sherry Christiansen

Sherry Christiansen is a Freelance Medical Writer with an extensive healthcare background, having worked directly with people with Alzheimer’s disease in a home care setting. She also taught about dementia care as part of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course. Sherry has experienced first-hand just how important the caregiver is in the daily life, and overall well-being, of those with Alzheimer’s disease. With a diverse writing and editing background, she has helped launch several successful websites and written thousands of articles and blogs, while collaborating on medical research projects at Weill Cornell University’s Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic (APC). Sherry specializes in health and wellness, healthy lifestyle, nutrition and Alzheimer’s prevention. From the home environment to extensive clinical/medical research endeavors to professional writing about the latest in Alzheimer’s disease information, she is an expert in all aspects (including caregiving) and stages of the disease.

What Does Osteoporosis Have to Do With Dementia?

What Does Osteoporosis Have to Do With Dementia?

A new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease is taking a look at the impact that osteoporosis has on the risk of dementia.  Learn more about the 54 million Americans that have been diagnosed with the condition and how it is associated with a 1.2-fold increase in the risk of the disease. Conditions That Increase the Risk […]

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How to Get Involved in National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Family Caregivers Month

How to Get Involved in National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Family Caregivers Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and National Family Caregivers Month. In honor of the month, we’re sharing a list of the various ways to get involved with the cause. Learn how to help educate, inform and support Alzheimer’s caregivers and disease education and prevention measures in the list below. National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Family […]

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Alcohol Consumption and Dementia

Alcohol Consumption and Dementia

Knowing what factors increase the risk of dementia is important in the battle against the disease. Alcohol consumption is one such factor and a new British Medical Journal (BMJ) study added to the growing body of research into how it can lead to an increased risk of dementia. Learn more about the study, which discovered that […]

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Dementia and Halloween: Safety Tips for Loved Ones

Dementia and Halloween: Safety Tips for Loved Ones

As Halloween approaches, caregivers, family members and friends may become concerned about safety for their loved one with dementia. For those with the disease who suffer from confusion, disorientation and other symptoms, Halloween can be a truly frightening holiday. If you are concerned about a parent or senior loved one with dementia becoming lost or […]

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How Memory Care Will Change by 2025

How Memory Care Will Change by 2025

As people continue to live longer lives, the incidence of age-related diseases — like dementia — continues to rise exponentially, along with the need for dementia care and senior living services. Not only are more memory care communities needed, but innovative approaches to providing quality care must also be developed. Read more about these approaches and how memory […]

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