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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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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Gender differences in Parkinson's Disease

Gender Differences in Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a disorder of the nervous system that progressively affects movement. PD occurs in 50% more men than women, but that’s not the only variance. Gender differences in Parkinson’s disease also affect onset age, symptoms, treatment, and more. 2 to 1   Researchers don’t know why men are affected twice as likely …

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COVID Summer Checklist for Caregivers

The risk for severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults being the highest risk. Severe illness from COVID-19 may require hospitalization in intensive care, with a ventilator to help them breathe, or even loss of life. If you are a caretaker of an older adult, there are steps to take to keep yourself …

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Combat Memory Loss

Ever find yourself standing in the middle of the bedroom wondering what you went in there for in the first place? Don’t worry, most of us have. Forgetting where you put things, and the name of a person you just met is more common as you age. The decreased size of the brain, along with …

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