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.

Interventions That May Slow Memory Loss in Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Interventions That May Slow Memory Loss in Early Alzheimer’s Disease

There are many interventions that have been recently targeted in clinical research studies, aimed at preventing the onset of early  Alzheimer’s disease. Read more about the primary interventions for early Alzheimer’s and how you can implement them to prevent memory loss in your life. Interventions That May Slow Early Alzheimer’s There are several stages of […]

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How Do Antioxidants Lend Themselves to Brain Health?

How Do Antioxidants Lend Themselves to Brain Health?

Many people know that antioxidants are components of healthy foods that help boost the immune system. But, what exactly are antioxidants, how do they work and can they improve brain health? Antioxidants Antioxidants are compounds found in food sources. They play an instrumental role in protecting the enzymes, fats and vitamins in the body. These […]

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What Is the Mediterranean Diet?

What Is the Mediterranean Diet?

In the mid-1900’s, scientists became aware that people in several Mediterranean countries were healthier and lived longer than in other regions of the world. So, researchers started studying the diet and lifestyle of the Mediterranean people to find out if what they ate, and how they lived had anything to do with the reason they […]

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Neurosteroid: A New Treatment for Alzheimer’s

Neurosteroid: A New Treatment for Alzheimer’s

When a person has Alzheimer’s disease, they lose a large number of brain cells – or neurons – in specific regions of the brain. The process starts in the area called the hippocampus, where memories are processed for long-term storage. Scientists have been trying to figure out just how to restore these lost brain cells […]

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Communication Tips for Each Stage of Alzheimer’s

Communication Tips for Each Stage of Alzheimer’s

Those who have a family member or friend with Alzheimer’s disease probably know full well that communication can be a challenge. The disease lowers the normal brain function involved in comprehending and listening and interferes with a person’s ability to clearly express their ideas and thoughts. As people with Alzheimer’s progress into the late stage of […]

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Gender Gaps in Alzheimer’s Research

Gender Gaps in Alzheimer’s Research

Many people are aware that Alzheimer’s disease is predominately a “women’s disease.” According to a recent Alzheimer’s Association report, nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women. Of the 5.3 million people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s in the United States, 3.3 million are women and 2.0 million are men. Medical experts and scientists […]

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Finding Alzheimer’s Hope and Caregiver Inspiration

Finding Alzheimer’s Hope and Caregiver Inspiration

After a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s common that family members assume most (if not all) caregiving tasks. Although caregivers face one of life’s biggest challenges, it’s not unusual for daughters, sons, spouses and other family members to share inspirational stories about their caregiving experiences. Caregiver Inspiration There are many stories of hope […]

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Things Caregivers Should Know About Alzheimer’s Risks

Things Caregivers Should Know About Alzheimer’s Risks

If you are a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, you are likely familiar with “caregiver stress.” It’s a serious condition, one that has been studied in clinical research trials extensively. Caregiver stress (also called caregiver overload) is not simply a negative response to an overly busy schedule, but rather, a serious physical and […]

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What Is Cognitive Vitality?

What Is Cognitive Vitality?

There are endless claims that lifestyle changes (such as diet and exercise) and supplements can help slow down the symptoms or perhaps even prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Which (if any) of these claims are true? Is there any ironclad way for consumers to know who to trust these days? One useful tool for those who are searching […]

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Alzheimer’s Prevention Tools

Alzheimer’s Prevention Tools

Most experts agree that Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a result of multiple conditions and factors, including age, genetics, environment, lifestyle and medical conditions. Though some risk factors — such as age and genetics — cannot be changed, others — such as uncontrolled high blood pressure, diabetes, fatty foods that cause obesity and lack of exercise […]

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