dementia

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Watching Your Own Decline

This whole diagnosis has been really weird – very frustrating. I try to look at it from a positive standpoint. What I can do today. Not what I can’t do. That gets harder and harder though as what I can do is dwarfed by what I can’t.

Staying Stronger Longer with fitness programs at Winter Growth

Older Adults: The Value of Exercise

According to the National Council on Aging, regular activity, not just exercise can positively impact our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. The important thing is finding something that is comfortable and sustainable for you.

Adult Daughter Helping Older Adult Mom with her tablet

Technology and Aging

Technology plays a critical role in facilitating effective communication and access to essential services for the aging community, particularly outside their homes.

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Journey to a Diagnosis

Getting to a PCA Alzheimer’s diagnosis was a years-long, multi-doctor, multi-facility, exercise in frustration. I’ve, unfortunately, come to the realization that this is not uncommon.

Older adult woman sorting a basket of laundry

LIVING WITH DEMENTIA

For people living with dementia, finding and engaging in meaningful activities can provide a sense of purpose, cognitive stimulation, comfort, and an opportunity to remain connected with others.

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Live and Learn

In my first blog entry I told you I have posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) Alzheimer’s. PCA affects the back part of the brain. This part of the brain is responsible, in part, for interpreting signals from the eyes.

Couple Enjoying the Holidays

HOLIDAY TIPS FOR CAREGIVERS

The holiday season is a wonderful time of the year, but for caregivers it often comes with additional tasks and extra stress. Instead of peace and laughter, the season can be filled with tension and guilt. Read on for tips and tricks that can help ensure your holidays are filled with less stress and more joy.

Nutrition with Dementia

NUTRITION, MEALTIMES, and DEMENTIA

Research conclusively reports that good nutrition and hydration for people with dementia is important in maintaining cognitive function as well as other bodily functions – furthermore, poor nutrition may exacerbate behavioral symptoms and cause weight loss.

Self-care isn't selfish

Self-Care for Caregivers

Taking care of oneself isn’t a new concept. However, the term “self-care” changes the obvious concept and turns it into something intentional. It means taking the time to do things that help you live well and improve both your physical health and mental health.