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7 Early Warning Signs of Dementia You Shouldn’t Ignore

What to watch for • Difficulty with everyday tasks. • Repetition. • Communication problems. • Getting lost. • Personality changes. • Confusion about time and place. • Troubling behavior.

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What you can do to prevent Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be your brain’s destiny, says neuroscientist and author of “Still Alice,” Lisa Genova. She shares the latest science investigating the disease — and some promising research on what each of us can do to build an … Continue reading

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How your memory works — and why forgetting is totally OK

Lisa Genova, author of Remember and Still Alice does a TED talk and answers questions in this 23-minute utube video.  

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This diet is easier (and cheaper) than the Mediterranean diet

This article on the Nordic diet makes claims about improvements for people with dementia. ********************** The Nordic Diet is the brainchild of a team of scientists, nutritionists and chefs birthed back in 2004 as a method of mitigating a growing … Continue reading

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Education won’t help much when it comes to dementia, study says

A high level of education does not delay the start of dementia and does not slow the speed of decline, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology. Rather, it might be best to remain inquisitive and intellectually active throughout … Continue reading

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Dementia study links your risk with your fitness level

Your stamina — or the time it takes for you to reach peak exhaustion during exercise — can be tied to your dementia risk, and a new study reveals how. The study, published Wednesday in the medical journal Neurology, found that … Continue reading

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Canada’s version of Hogewey dementia village recreates ‘normal’ life

“We protect our residents from the unsafe world. They do not understand the world outside this because the outside world doesn’t understand them,” says Yvonne van Amerongen, an employee at Hogewey who also helped develop the concept. Hogewey was officially … Continue reading

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Former dentist, professor continues fight against Alzheimer’s

Losing the ability to think and recall — what could be defined as the very essence of being human — is almost universally terrifying. So terrifying that many people dwell for years in a state of denial. In fact, according … Continue reading

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People Living With Alzheimer’s Can Still Enjoy Life

Many people regard Alzheimer’s as a cruel and devastating disease that destroys its ‘victims.’ One that robs them of their very humanity. Caregivers may fall into a period of deep depression and despondence when the diagnosis is made. Anticipatory grief … Continue reading

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More on Not Being Fed When You Can’t Feed Yourself

More on Not Being Fed When You Can’t Feed Yourself I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised, but there is an entire literature about the topic of not feeding at the end of life.  It even has its own acronym, VSED (voluntarily … Continue reading

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