Why caregivers experience burnout during the holidays

Caregiver Burnout During the Holidays

The holidays can be a joyful time. Celebrating with family and honoring your traditions while caring for a loved one can feel good and fulfilling. On the other hand, most busy caregivers find there’s even more to do during the holidays. Caregiver burnout is higher during the holidays, but you can take some proactive measures to …

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Memories should be cherished

Cherishing Memories When Loved Ones Can’t

More than 16 million people in the U.S. are caring for someone with dementia as are countless others worldwide. Our memories are integral to our sense of self and our relationships. Therefore, watching a loved one lose their memories can be incredibly challenging and overwhelming. By learning what to expect and how to help them …

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Help spread awareness for Alzheimer's disease

Help Spread Awareness for Alzheimer’s

September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, affecting about 6 percent of people 65 and older. Though it may seem like just a typical disease for older people, it is not a normal part of aging. Join us this September. Add your voice, help increase the …

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Memory Loss: When Should I be Concerned?

Memory Loss: When Should I Be Concerned?

You may be worried about taking longer than before to learn new things, or how now and then you forget something important. When are memory issues age-related, and when should you be concerned? We have some general guidelines to help you sort it out. Dementia is not Age-Related. It’s not uncommon that it gets harder …

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The connection between diet and memory loss

The Connection Between Diet and Memory Loss

Growing data supports the connection between diet and memory loss. Just like some foods have brain boosting qualities, some also negatively affect them. We’re taking a deeper look into this connection and giving you the top foods to eat, including ones to avoid. Diet and Memory Loss A healthy brain relies on a steady flow …

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How to honor Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

How to Honor Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

Creativity and passion fuel Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, which takes place in June. Communities worldwide unite through various events and activities to raise funds and awareness for the care, support, and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Together, they fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), which globally affects 50 million people. Light up …

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Beyond Sadness: A Deeper Look into Depression

Beyond Sadness: A Deeper Look into Depression

Sadness is a feeling you get when you experience loss, complicated situations, and other disappointments in life. Everyone gets sad from time to time, but the feelings go away quickly, and you move on. Depression is a mood disorder that is often confused with sadness. However, depression doesn’t usually go away on its own and …

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Depression isn't a state of mind

Depression Isn’t a State of Mind.

Depression is one of the most treatable forms of mental health disorder. For instance, those who seek treatment will almost always get some symptom relief. Unfortunately, only around 1 in 5 who experience depression symptoms seek help. Depression isn’t a state of mind. It is a disorder most will experience at least once in their …

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Myths of Parkinson's

Myths of Parkinson’s

Many misconceptions surround Parkinson’s Disease. Like many other conditions, these false truths can cause a delay in diagnosis and treatment, which can be devastating. Knowing the truth behind the myths of Parkinson’s can ultimately allow you to optimize your care so you can take better care of yourself. The Facts Behind the Myths of Parkinson’s  …

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