From the monthly archives:

July 2012

Tweet The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, [...]

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Tweet Good communication with the person you are caring for is one of the most important parts of your role. It may be hard for this person to take part in daily planning and decision-making because they’re dealing with some physical and emotional issues. But your job is to involve them as much as possible [...]

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Tweet It’s interesting because I work with over 150 caregivers every day and I’m still not sure how to answer that question. I guess my first thought is that it takes grace, heart and grace. Caregiving, whether paid or unpaid, can be emotionally and physically trying but it can also be the very best thing [...]

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Keep Your Grip!

by Lois Etienne on July 5, 2012

in Lifestyle,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet As we age, we may have trouble performing basic gripping tasks. I’m not even 60 and I’ve noticed a marked decrease in my hand strength, so I was excited to understand that there are exercises we can do to increase our hand strength. We need increased hand strength for increased stability and safety when [...]

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Tweet Walking a little over three-fourths of a mile a day may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers report. In normal adults, walking 6 miles a week instead of being sedentary was associated with a 50% reduction in Alzheimer’s risk over a 13 year study. As shown by MRI, brain volume was preserved in [...]

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