Posts Tagged ‘alzheimer’s’

5 Warning Signs Your Parents Can’t Live Alone Anymore

With all the talk about National Skilled Nursing Care, you might be wondering how to know when it’s time for the transition to a long-term care facility. If your parents live alone, you probably worry about them constantly. You visit them and make sure they have what they need, but it’s nerve-wracking to know they’re…

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Forgetfulness: When to Worry

You’re standing in your kitchen, knowing you came in there to take care of something important. You can’t—for the life of yours—remember what you needed. As you stand there, you feel a slight chill. Is this the first sign of Alzheimer’s disease? Or maybe it’s your parent you’re worried about. Maybe they’re forgetting names or…

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Music and Medicine

As a baby, you fell asleep to soft lullabies; as a child you sang silly songs that helped you learn new things; and in your teens, the music you listened to defined your tastes, friendships, and preferences. Now as a senior, music can help you heal. Yes, the magic of music isn’t just for kids.…

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Aerobic Exercise can Delay or Reduce Alzheimer’s Disease

A study published last week in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society links aerobic exercise to improvements in Alzheimer’s disease symptoms. The study was a meta-analysis that reviewed 19 previous studies on the effect of exercise on Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers found that aerobic exercise, in particular, has a “moderate favorable effect on cognitive…

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Elderly Hearing Loss: A Silent Epidemic Leads To Social Isolation

Elderly hearing loss is a silent epidemic that also leads to social isolation. Seniors avoid activities, drop out of life-long interests, and isolate away from friends. All because they simply can’t hear well enough in group situations.     Elderly: Can The Deaf Hear You? One method to keep hard of hearing seniors engaged is a…

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