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Intergenerational Family Activities When a Senior has Alzheimer's

When a grandparent or other family elder has Alzheimer’s disease, finding meaningful ways for families to spend time together can seem difficult. Memory loss and struggles with abstract thought processes might make it difficult to play board games and other activities you’ve always enjoyed together.

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Safe Gardening Tips for Adults with Dementia

Gardening offers a variety of mental and physical health benefits for people of all ages. It helps to reduce stress, improve strength and stamina, and boost the spirit. For older adults with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia, the benefits are even greater.

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Separating Fact from Myth Regarding Superfoods and Dementia

If you’ve watched a senior loved one battle Alzheimer’s disease or a similar type of dementia, you might be worried that your genetics put you at higher risk for developing it, too. That’s an understandable concern. Adults who have lost a loved one to this disease know firsthand how tough it can be.

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How Emotions Linger After Memory Fails with Alzheimer's

It’s an adage most of us have heard in one form or another: people might not remember what you said, but they’ll remember how you made them feel. This saying rings true for seniors living with dementia.

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Early-onset Alzheimer's and Young Adult Family Caregivers

When we hear the words “family caregiver,” most of us picture a middle-aged or older adult, typically a spouse or grown child. While those demographics do describe the majority of family caregivers, an increasing number of caregivers are much younger. Nearly 1.4 million children and teens between the ages of 8 and 18 are believed to be acting as caregivers for someone in their family.

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The Benefits of a Furry Friend for Seniors with Alzheimer's

April 11 is National Pet Day! This is a day to recognize the role pets play in all of our lives. Furry, feathered, and finned friends offer companionship, emotional support, and health benefits ranging from lower rates of depression to reduced anxiety.

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How to Talk With Kids About Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s causes unpredictable days, both for the person living with the disease and for those who love and care for them. In the morning, the senior might seem like themselves, but by evening, they may become agitated and anxious. This is an example of a behavioral expression, or a person’s way of indicating that they have an unmet need or desire.

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What Can You Do to Promote Brain Health?

Most people know how important physical activity is to aging well. While we might not always be successful, we try to set and stick with our fitness goals. What you may not know, however, is how vital it is to give our brain the daily workout that it needs to stay healthy, too.

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