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New Berkeley Study Reveals Restorative Sleep may be One Way to Fight Alzheimer's Disease

Getting enough sleep is vital to Alzheimer’s prevention. If you care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), getting a good night’s sleep could be a two-fold problem. First, is the care recipient…

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Urinary Health for Seniors with Alzheimer's Disease: Treatment of Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

If you are a caregiver for a male with Alzheimer’s disease, chances are, you know about prostate problems. After around age 25, the prostate begins a natural process of enlarging. Approximately half (and…

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The Connection Between Alzheimer's Dementia and Hearing Loss

Hearing loss affects 5 million Americans and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is estimated to affect approximately 48 million people in the U.S. AD comprises around 60 to 80 percent of all dementia, making it…

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How Canine Companionship can Help with Alzheimer’s Disease

It’s common knowledge that dogs are good companions, why else would they be referred to as “man’s best friend?” But recent clinical studies point to the beneficial impact of canine companionship on emotional…

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10 Tips for Accurate Blood Pressure Readings for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

In the U.S. 1 in every 3 adults reportedly has hypertension (high blood pressure) and many people are unaware of the fact that they have the condition. When hypertension goes untreated it can be a ticking…

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10 Signs Your Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease May Not Be Well Hydrated

Many caregivers, particularly those caring for a loved one in the later stages of Alzheimer’s dementia, know full well what a challenge it can be to get a person with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) to eat and…

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Benefits of Clinical Trials for Alzheimer's Prevention and Treatment

If you have been doing online research to learn about Alzheimer’s prevention, you may have heard a lot about clinical studies (also called clinical trials). There are many clinical trials that point to…

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Valentine’s Day for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

As Valentine’s Day approaches, Alzheimer’s caregivers may be wondering how to best honor their loved one with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). For those adhering to a healthy Alzheimer’s prevention diet, the…

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What Alzheimer's Caregivers Should Know about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

It’s that time of year again, after the holidays, the season when many of us start feeling a bit blue due to the lack of sunshine, cold weather and being stuck inside for months with cabin fever.…

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Tips on Foot Care for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Pain from foot disorders such as bunions, corns, or calluses can really damper the day. Not only that, Dr. James Toli, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School says it can also…

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