Memory Care

Benefits of Art Therapy for the Elderly


If you’ve ever sat down to paint a picture or work on a clay pot, you know how calming and therapeutic it can be. Art therapy has been shown to help people of all ages – especially the elderly. Expressing themselves creatively helps improve not only their mental and emotional health, but also their physical [...]

Benefits of Art Therapy for the Elderly2019-07-01T11:19:16+00:00

Questions to Ask When Considering Memory Care


We usually associate age with physical changes. Our skin might become a little loose, our joints might ache, and we might not be as energetic as we used to be. But, for many people, mental changes can be as substantial as physical ones. In some instances, these people will need specialized memory care. If a [...]

Questions to Ask When Considering Memory Care2019-07-01T11:17:56+00:00

How to Keep the Brain Stimulated as We Age


How to Keep the Brain Stimulated as We Age The more engaged you stay as you get older, the better it appears it will be for the health of your brain. Whether you choose to volunteer, keep a network of friends and family, or just continue to pursue your favorite hobby, keeping active will [...]

How to Keep the Brain Stimulated as We Age2019-05-28T10:18:42+00:00

3 Foods for Brain Health


3 Foods for Brain HealthUnfortunately, there is no magic formula that can guarantee our brains will continue to be sharp as we get older. There is no pill that can ward off cognitive problems. There are, however, some foods that can help support brain health. Here are three of them.Green Leafy VegetablesVegetables such as broccoli, [...]

3 Foods for Brain Health2019-05-28T09:38:45+00:00

Early Warning Signs of Dementia


Early Warning Signs of Dementia Memory loss is a complex condition that can manifest in a number of different ways. It can be difficult to tell if your loved one is exhibiting the early signs of dementia, especially because many seniors try to hide their symptoms from those around them. If you notice these [...]

Early Warning Signs of Dementia2019-05-28T10:25:35+00:00

Neurodegenerative Diseases and Sleep


Neurodegenerative Diseases and Sleep What is Neurodegenerative Disease? Neurodegenerative disease is an umbrella term for various conditions that affect neurons in the brain. In neurodegenerative diseases, neurons in the brain and elsewhere become damaged and die, causing both ataxias (problems with movement and motor function) and dementias (problems with mental function). Neurons are [...]

Neurodegenerative Diseases and Sleep2019-04-23T22:00:59+00:00

Memory Care Vs Assisted Living


Memory Care Vs Assisted Living Memory care and assisted living facilities, are two of the most popular choices in senior care today. If you are looking for residential senior care for your loved one, you have options. There is more variety in senior care today than ever before, allowing families to choose the living [...]

Memory Care Vs Assisted Living2019-05-28T10:20:47+00:00

Alzheimer’s disease: are we close to finding a cure?


Alzheimer's disease: are we close to finding a cure?   First described in 1906 by Dr. Alois Alzheimer, Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for around 60-80% of cases. It is characterized by problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Onset is most common in individuals aged 65 and over, [...]

Alzheimer’s disease: are we close to finding a cure?2019-04-20T12:52:10+00:00

Alzheimer’s Resources


Global Alzheimer’s Platform (GAP) Foundation The GAP Foundation is joining together leading academic researchers, pharmaceutical companies, nonprofit organizations and foundations, and governments around the world to reduce the time, cost and risk of Alzheimer’s clinical trials in order to speed innovative medicines to those with or at risk of Alzheimer’s disease.   Read more [...]

Alzheimer’s Resources2019-04-20T13:55:18+00:00

Detecting Alzheimer’s disease earlier using … Greebles?


Detecting Alzheimer’s disease earlier using … Greebles? Difficulty distinguishing novel objects is associated with family history of Alzheimer’s disease Louisville, KY – Unique graphic characters called Greebles may prove to be valuable tools in detecting signs of Alzheimer’s disease decades before symptoms become apparent. In an article published online last week in Journal [...]

Detecting Alzheimer’s disease earlier using … Greebles?2019-04-23T13:11:43+00:00