Travelling with dementia is a challenging endeavor. There are some tips for family caregivers that will aid in that journey. Travelling is very fun and it re- energizes your body. It can be a very good thing for people with dementia and their family, under the right conditions. There are some very important things that […]
In the wake of her husband’s unexpected death, Sheryl Sandberg co-wrote a compelling book about overcoming grief. Option B – Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy tells the story of the first two years of her journey.
There has been a breakthrough in technology with the new Emotionally Supportive Virtual assistant called ACT@Home for people who have Alzheimers disease. ACT@home is an intelligent assistant founded by the computer scientists at the University of Waterloo. The design form of this virtual assistant is to help people with the disease to do daily tasks […]
Despite the fact that over 48 million Americans suffer from hearing loss, many wait seven years or more before seeking treatment for their ailments. Studies show that hearing aids, however, can significantly improve mental health in a number of important ways. For example, a hearing aid can reduce the risk of mental decline. A 25 […]
The research has been mixed on whether video games are good or bad for the brain. Three recent studies produced results about video games and their effect on the gray matter in the brain that may start to answer this question.
The drug memantine has been used in the treatment of mild Alzheimer’s Disease. Unfortunately the effectiveness of this treatment has not shown to improve symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Researchers have discovered that, memantine, a medicine designed to help with Alzheimer’s is actually helpful in treating traumatic brain injury. One of the biggest dangers with brain […]
Receiving global attention, researcher Ira Driscoll from UWM found that drinking coffee can reduce the probability of developing dementia or other cognitive impairments for women over the age of 65. The survey was released on October 1 which is International Coffee Day. The survey included results from over 6,000 women who reported their caffeine consumption […]
Being a caregiver for someone with dementia can be difficult. Now you can take a cruise through the Eastern Caribbean along with the loved one that you are caring for. The cruise leaves from Fort Lauderdale on November 17, 2017 and returns on the 18th. The cruise will help you to learn to live with […]
According to a new report, one-third of all cases of dementia can be prevented. The main factor in reducing risk of dementia seems to involve changes in lifestyle. According to findings, there are nine factors that influence a person’s risk of dementia; these include smoking habits, depression, high blood pressure, obesity, and exercise, among others. […]