Posts Tagged ‘memory loss’

Change Your Diet To Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Change Your Diet to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease causes loss of brain function. Like other organs of the body, the brain too requires a supply of nutrients to maintain optimum health. The ideal diet that is good for both brain and heart should include 40% proteins, 40% complex carbohydrates and 20% beneficial fats. Here is a list of food items that […]

Recognizing The Signs Of Caregiver Stress

How To Recognize The Signs of Caregiver Stress?

Symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease include more than memory loss. People with Alzheimer’s have trouble communicating, learning, thinking and reasoning and the symptoms get worse over time. That may leave you in a position of providing ever more care and support for your loved one. Caregiving is a rewarding act of love, but it’s not always […]

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Exercise Trumps Brain Games in Keeping Our Minds Intact

It’s inevitable that as we age, our brains get smaller. Nerves die off, losing their connections, and that leads to a thinned out network feeding our thinking functions. But brain shrinkage isn’t inevitable, according to the latest study of elderly adults. In recent years, as more research reveals the benefits of staying both physically and […]

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Tips on How to Plan Ahead for Alzheimer’s Disease

Symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease include more than memory loss. People with Alzheimer’s have trouble communicating, learning, thinking and reasoning — problems severe enough to have an impact on their work, social activities and family life. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive illness. While the disease affects each person differently, symptoms will gradually worsen and there will […]

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Sing Here Now! Choir for Elderly With Memory Loss

The Alzheimer’s Association is offering a unique way for the elderly to keep active and stimulate cognitive function. Sing Here Now is a choir program for elderly people experiencing memory loss and people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Many local Alzheimer’s Association chapters have a choir program, although the Oregon chapter is the first to implement […]

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What are Good Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers? New Research Offers Additional Insight

This week, health care professionals and scientists from around the world met in Vancouver to present the latest cutting-edge research on Alzheimer’s disease for the annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. There was a lot of buzz about new studies, including drug advancements that could be potential treatments in the future. But for the average patient with Alzheimer’s, […]

Exercise Can Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Studies Show That Exercise Can Shield The Aging Brain

Evidence is mounting that exercise provides some protection from memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease, with three new studies showing that a variety of physical activities are associated with healthier brains in older adults. One study found that normally sedentary older adults who walked at a moderate pace three times a week for a year boosted […]

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What Happens to Veterans Exposed to Combat Blasts? Evidence Shows Similar Brain Injury as Professional Athletes

Scientists who have studied a degenerative brain disease in athletes have found the same condition in combat veterans exposed to roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan, concluding that such explosions injure the brain in ways strikingly similar to tackles and punches. The researchers also discovered what they believe is the mechanism by which explosions damage […]

Meditation Helps With Memory Loss Patients

Meditation Helps Memory Loss Patients

Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital determined that mantra-based meditation can have a positive impact on emotional responses to stress, fatigue and anxiety in adults with memory impairment and memory loss. Their findings are published in the recent issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Their study placed 15 older adults with memory […]

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What Should I Know Before I See My Doctor About Alzheimer’s? Part 6: Preparing for your appointment | Getting to Know Alzheimer’s: 12 Things You Must Know | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Preparing for your appointment By Mayo Clinic staff You may decide you want to talk to your doctor about memory loss or other cognitive changes, or you may seek care at the urging of a family member who arranges your appointment and goes with you. You’ll probably start by seeing your family doctor or general […]