May 2017

The Alzheimer's Research & Prevention Foundation's Study on Brain Health, Yoga and Meditation

The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF) in Tucson, Arizona, is working on a new training program to educate health care workers on Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). The program is called “Brain…

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Unique Storytelling Workshop for Couples Dealing with Alzheimer's Disease

According to a recent New York Times article, a unique “storytelling” workshop is conducted weekly at Northwestern University for people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and their significant others. Couples…

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Tips for Caregivers on When to get Tested for Type 2 Diabetes

One of the most impactful risk factors for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is type 2 diabetes, also referred to as Diabetes Mellitus. In the United States, nearly 24 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes,…

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The ABC's of IBS: Tips for AD Caregivers (What Are FODMAPS)

Because no one knows for sure just what, exactly is the cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), treatment aims at alleviating symptoms. There are several medical treatment modalities, such as medications…

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The ABC's of IBS: Tips for AD Caregivers on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Part II)

The exact cause of IBS is not really known, but there are several factors that may contribute to the condition. The muscles of the walls of the intestine may contract either stronger and longer than normal,…

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The ABC's of IBS: Tips for AD Caregivers on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Part I)

If you’re an Alzheimer’s disease (AD) caregiver for a loved with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you may be pulling your hair out, trying to decide which foods are best and what to eliminate from your…

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5 Facts About Sunburn that Alzheimer’s Caregivers Should Know

As summer continues to heat up, so too should AD Caregiving endeavors to prevent sunburn for their loved ones with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). While a little dose of the sun each day is a great source of…

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Foods That Help Keep a Person with Alzheimer's Disease Hydrated

When it comes to ensuring a person with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is well hydrated, Alzheimer’s caregivers may have many daily trials (particularly if you are caring for a loved one with dementia). Water…

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