Over 6 million Americans suffer from dementia, and there are people dedicated to finding ways to help with it every single day. 

You may not think that small actions like gardening or mixing cookie dough would make much of a difference in the lives of aging adults, but activities that have real purpose can enhance their self-esteem.

It’s almost a new year and a great time to resolve to make lifestyle changes that incorporate new and healthy activities. No matter what your age, staying active can have a positive impact on your quality of life.

When the holidays are right around the corner, there is always buzz about family recipes for the perfect pumpkin pie or the ultimate mashed potatoes. Folks are searching online for new appetizer ideas

As the temperatures begin to drop, we start to worry about how winter can make life difficult for aging adults. From slipping on the ice outside to feeling stuck inside, winter can be especially hard on the elderly.

As couples age, many of them face the dilemma of what to do when one spouse requires memory care and the other one doesn’t.

Caregiver Burnout is real. As a caregiver, you are so busy prioritizing the needs of your loved one that you neglect your own well-being. As you continue to shift your focus on them and their care, you begin to slide into a state of emotional, physical and mental exhaustion.

Women with Alzheimer’s live longer than men with the disease, scientists at UC San Francisco now have evidence from research in both humans and mice that this is because they have genetic protection from the ravages of the disease.

Art therapy can benefit those with a Dementia diagnosis. Art involves the use of sight, touch, and sometimes sound, so it can help build new receptors in the brain.

In the study of people aged over 55, researchers found “repetitive negative thinking” (RNT) is linked to subsequent cognitive decline as well as the deposition of harmful brain proteins linked to Alzhiemer’s. The researchers say RNT should now be further investigated as a potential risk factor for dementia, and psychological tools, such as mindfulness or meditation, should be studied to see if these could reduce dementia risk.

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