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Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease is this weekend

DENVER — When a loved one is newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, one of hardest things for their family is not knowing what to do next. 315 more words

Health

Caregivers: Taking Care of Yourself Not Always a Priority, But it Should Be

As part of National Adult Day Services Week, Tia explores caregiver stress and notes that taking a few minutes to take care of yourself is one of the best ways to help your loved one.

Aging

New Insight On Alzheimer's: What Increases Your Risk

The risk factors for the neurodegenerative disease affecting more than 5 million Americans aren’t all in the brain. And a new report from Alzheimer’s Disease International highlights the connection between the disease of the brain and heart disease, says Heather Snyder, PhD, director of medical and scientific operations for the Alzheimer’s Association. 251 more words

In Memory of Barbara

Today, I’d like you to remember one name: Barbara Marable.

She was born in 1937. Growing up she loved sewing, dancing and soap operas. More than anything else, she always loved helping others through a kind word or home-cooked meal. 369 more words

Happy 80th birthday...

Grandma! It’s her birthday today, but I can’t ring her as she suffers from Alzheimer’s and can no longer use the phone. We went round to see her on Sunday for a buffet, mainly for my grandads benefit to mark the occasion and to give him a break from looking after her 24/7. 295 more words

Myself

Are Anxiety drugs linked to Alzheimer’s Disease?

Older people who have relied on a class of drugs called benzodiazepines to reduce anxiety or induce sleep are at higher risk of going on to develop Alzheimer’s disease, new research finds, with those whose use of the medications is most intensive almost twice as likely to develop the mind-robbing disorder. 74 more words

Awareness

Staff "On the Clock" at Adult Day Programs

Our day two of National Adult Day Services Week: Let an adult day program relieve caregiver stress. Staff at an adult day program are “on the clock,” explains Tia, when your loved one is at the center.

Aging