Drowning in dementia is a real-life story. It could be yours. In this personal account, Dulcie shares her experience of what it’s like to live with the dementia diagnosis of her life partner. Dulcie’s story is brutally honest and provides useful insights on how to identify and then cope with
While watching TV is a traditional pastime, older people may want to consider restricting their TV hours. When it comes to analyzing the effects of TV on cognition, a lot of studies choose to focus on children. Thankfully, the latest study has set out to focus on older adults, “Much
According to The Alzheimer’s Association, 5.7 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease and this number is set to rise to 16 million by 2050 (1). Aside from a large number of Americans affected, over 50 million people worldwide are also battling with Alzheimer’s. That being said, it is important
Our fast-paced lives are filled with endless responsibilities. Thus it should come as no surprise to find ourselves often stressed. Unfortunately, the issue starts to arise when this stress becomes chronic. Chronic stress has been linked to an increased risk of depression, heart disease, and according to a recent study,
You know what it’s like to frantically be looking for your car keys, certain you had them on the kitchen counter just a moment ago? For some people, this is their whole life – except they eventually forget more essential things, such as their partner’s names or what their children
High blood pressure(also known as hypertension) translates to the pressure of the blood in one’s blood vessels is higher than it should be. Over 800 million people in the world suffer from hypertension with, according to the American Heart Association, the number being close to 100 million in the United
Alzheimer’s is a disease like no other due to its ability to rob individuals of everything that they are long before they pass on. In his debut book, Dr. Dale Bredesen, M.D, provides an even more informative and insightful approach to his ReCODE protocol that’s based on reversing cognitive decline.
This is my story of my mother’s dementia. My mother, Joyce, was an energetic and creative person living a busy and fulfilling life. She visited the elderly, made costumes for all of my stage productions, was a skillful baker and an exceptional cake decorator. She enjoyed gardening, reading and crosswords.
Is vegetable oil really the healthier choice? Currently the South African Food Based Dietary Guidelines among other countries in the world, still support the use of vegetable oils, but according to recent research these cooking oils may be doing us more harm than good. These dietary guidelines advise us to,
By Xanthe A new study, released by the University of Kansas, has revealed that cognitive functioning in older adults is improved by exercise. The findings add to the growing body of literature which seems to indicate that rather than toning down on the physical activity in old age, people should