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How To Improve Memory Loss With A Deck Of Cards

Nov 06, 2018

How To Improve Memory Loss With A Deck Of Cards

Memory loss can be a scary concept for those who are aging and beginning to experience bouts of forgetfulness.

It’s often a source of grief, embarrassment, and confusion, but there are tactics to help avoid or postpone this painful transition and improve memory over time.

If you’re looking to improve or strengthen your memory or the memory of a loved one, there are a number of brain games you can play to exercise this vital muscle.

Puzzles such as Sudoku and crosswords are common go-to’s for seniors and forty-somethings alike, but there is another game out there that is making headlines among an aging demographic: bridge.

As we age, the risk of cognitive decline gradually increases and speeds up as we enter our golden years.

Memory loss is often the first sign of a deteriorating mind and can start to occur as early as thirty years of age.

The onset of dementia and other age-related diseases is a very real issue that...

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Will I Develop Alzheimer’s Disease Too?

Nov 06, 2018

Will I Develop Alzheimer’s Disease Too?

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can be emotionally, physically and mentally draining. It is also very common for caregivers and family members to worry about whether they will develop the disease themselves in the future.

The good news is that there is strong population-based evidence that certain lifestyle choices can reduce the risk of developing dementia by up to a half.

These ‘modifiable risk factors’ are currently the best known defense against future cognitive decline. As such, good self-care is especially critical for those caring for family members with Alzheimer’s.

What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease?

The science around Alzheimer’s disease is rapidly evolving, as scientists gain a clearer understanding of the processes and risk factors involved in the development of the disease.

This growing body of knowledge is paving the path to prevention, earlier detection, and new treatments....

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6 Top Caregiver Tips for Managing Dementia Related Behaviours

Nov 06, 2018

6 Tips for Managing Dementia-Related Behaviours

While many of us think of memory loss as being the most distinctive characteristic of dementia, many other mental processes can be affected. Changes in behaviour and personality can be especially distressing to caregivers of loved ones with dementia, who may struggle to understand, manage, and come to terms with difficult new behaviours.

1. Monitoring Changes

Keep your loved one’s health care provider informed of changes in behaviour, as in some cases, there may be an underlying medical cause, or a specific treatment that can alleviate symptoms.

Keep a record of new behaviours with information such as the time of day, and circumstances under which the behaviour occurred. This may help you identify patterns and triggers that you can learn to work around together.

2. Go With the Flow

Be mindful that changes in behaviour and personality due to dementia are due to changes in the brain that are not within your loved one’s...

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