Modern life is stressful. “I’ve had a stressful day” isn’t an uncommon thing to say or hear. Considering Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, it’s essential to understand how stress increases our risk. In the beginning, other than a family history, I wouldn’t have assumed that my Mom had […]
Reading & Alzheimer’s – does it help? Reading & Alzheimer’s – does it help? Learning something that takes effort (also known as dynamic learning) has been proven to boost cognitive health. Simply put, learning new things is good for our brains. Participating in activities like reading, writing, and other stimulating activities has been shown to […]
Alzheimer’s is a degenerative brain disease that slowly steals memories, the ability to think normally, and eventually the ability to care for yourself. The journey of Alzheimer’s can be anywhere from 2 to 20 years. I’m not sure which is worse. Alzheimer’s affects everyone differently. While the disease is the same, where it attacks the […]
mong my older friends I sometimes hear “guess I’m getting Alzheimer’s”. Generally, this is in response to forgetting something or not being able to recall things as easily. Sometimes I laugh with them (although Alzheimer’s is definitely nothing to laugh at) and sometimes I ask them the following questions; To me, the most important question is […]
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