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Facing Dementia or Alzheimer’s – You Are Not Alone

  The Road of Dementia Anyone who has experienced Alzheimer’s or dementia knows the face, the look, the loss. Many times, the signs go unnoticed until later in life; well after the Alzheimer’s or dementia has been diagnosed. There is an amazing documentary available called The Genius of Marian which was shown on POV via

Bringing Dementia to Light

  Many don’t realize that dementia is a term that actually refers to a symptom of a variation of brain disorders which can include Alzheimer’s. Caring for a loved one with dementia can be overwhelming and life changing to say the least. However, like most everything in life that we are dealing with, understanding the

What You May Not Know About Psoriasis

Psoriasis isn’t simply a skin rash that’s inconvenient or not pretty to look at; it’s an auto immune disease that comes out as a red, scaly rash that can be itchy, sore and uncomfortable. Psoriasis is the most common auto immune disease in America, affecting 7.5 million people of every age. Psoriasis Facts Psoriatic Arthritis

Diagnosed and Living with Scleroderma

Are you living with scleroderma? If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed and living with scleroderma, it’s time to learn how have quality of life despite the symptoms. Hopefully you’ve read our informative article on “What Is Scleroderma” to find out some facts. Living With Scleroderma – quality of life It is

Common Reasons Why Your Elderly Loved One Resists Home Care

If you have an elderly family member or friend who is resisting any type of in-home care, you are not alone. Most senior citizens prefer to stay living at home, but this can be a challenge for those who may have cognitive or physical issues.  You may recognize that your loved one needs assistance at

Diabetic Seniors – Eat Well On a Budget

It is imperative that as a diabetic senior, you focus on eating well. Following a healthy diet can be expensive but some of these tips can help. Here’s a great informational graphic that the NCOA created to help all seniors eat well as they age. It’s also important as a diabetic senior to check your

Could Your Thyroid Be Making You Feel Sick?

The Importance of Your Thyroid Health Most people don’t comprehend the role your thyroid plays in order for your body to operate properly and efficiently. To put it into perspective, your thyroid is literally “The Boss of Cells & Organs”; releasing the hormones it produces into your bloodstream to help your cells & organs turn

Chronic Loneliness

You may have never heard the term chronic loneliness but it’s a very real problem for those who live alone, especially the elderly. Recent studies have determined that there is a correlation between chronic loneliness and health issues, including premature death. What is Chronic Loneliness? Chronic loneliness, while somewhat self explanatory, isn’t simply the fact

Real Life Wins An Oscar With Dementia Awareness

The 2015 Oscars will be remembered for bringing early onset dementia to the big screen & helping creating awareness. The Alzheimer’s Association® helped to bring the book “Still Alice,” by Lisa Genova, into theaters by providing expert advice about the disease to its filmmakers. The movie tells the real-life story of a Alice, played by

Healthy Aging – 7 Ways to Love Your Brain

Healthy aging includes ensuring a healthy brain so that your entire body ages well. Brain Facts The Brain Shrinks with Age – as we age our brains shrink; especially the frontal lobe and the hippocampus (see above image). These areas are used for complex mental activities, planning, basic learning, and memory. White Matter – the