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What is Sundowning? (Plus 10 Tips for Coping)

What is Sundowning?

Sundowning, or sundowners syndrome, is a common symptom of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The syndrome is not a disease in itself, but rather a pattern of behavior that occurs at a specific time of day. read more…

The Connection Between Menopause and Alzheimer’s

An interview with neuroscientist Dr. Lisa Mosconi gained attention in recent months. The interview causes concern for middle-aged women because it links menopause to Alzheimer’s disease. Mosconi highlights that medical research for women often focuses on reproductive health and breast cancer. However, research on women’s brains is lacking. Dr. Mosconi aims to change that and to spread awareness about Alzheimer’s and its effect on women.

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9 Engaging and Safe Summer Activities for Seniors

The summer season often brings lots of sunshine, but it can also bring dangerously high temperatures and extreme weather. Older adults are more prone to heat stress, so they should be exceedingly careful with activities in the heat.This summer, find activities that keep aging adults cool, yet also on-the-move and engaged. Try these nine safe summer activities for seniors during the warmer months.

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The Benefits of Aromatherapy and Essential Oils for Memory Care

Aromatherapy and essential oils have been in use for generations to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, insomnia and depression. Essential oils can also boost memory, improve moods and ease agitation in patients living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. To learn more about this practice, read our guide on the benefits of aromatherapy and essential oils for memory care. 

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The Role of Mindfulness and Meditation in Senior Care

(Hint: Both Can Help Caregivers Too)

Mindfulness and meditation are two activities that individuals of any age or physical ability can enjoy to nurture their body and mind. The practices have been successful in both senior and memory care. The caregivers that are watching over their loved ones can also experience positive benefits.

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Surviving the Holiday Season as a Caregiver

Caregivers have a tremendous amount of stress throughout the year. Like most of us, that stress ramps up around the holidays as they struggle to meet the demands of the season and continue caregiving duties. According to a new AARP survey, 7 in 10 family caregivers say it is emotionally stressful to care for loved ones during the holiday season. Whether you’re a caregiver or have a loved one that’s a caregiver, we’ve shared tips below on how to make the holidays a bit easier.

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10 FAQs about Alzheimer’s

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease. For those with a family member or loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it can be a confusing and challenging time. While it’s a very well-researched disease, you might feel inundated with information when you try to wrap your brain around the facts.

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Using Music Therapy for Memory Care

Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia are two of the most critical health care concerns for baby boomers. The National Institute of Health reports that between 2.6 million and 5.1 million Americans aged 65 years and older may suffer from the Alzheimer’s alone, with annual costs estimated to exceed $100 billion. With age as the most significant risk factor for Alzheimer’s, health officials estimate that due to the aging of the population, its prevalence could triple by 2050.

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