Empowering Health with Food

Many of us are aware that, as we reach 50 and older, specific health concerns become more prominent. Concerns for diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes, stroke and heart disease, stress and depression, cancer, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and osteoporosis, and even flu and pneumonia are on the rise. What many of us may not know is […] Continue Empowering Health with Food

Caregivers Sacrifice Own Food and Medical Care

Nearly 16 million Alzheimer’s caregivers will provide 18 billion hours of unpaid care in 2016 Two out of three people incorrectly believe that Medicare will help them cover nursing home costs More than one-third of those surveyed had to reduce their hours at work or quit their job entirely The personal financial support required by […] Continue Caregivers Sacrifice Own Food and Medical Care

Doctor Visits & Alzheimer’s Disease

It can be difficult to get a person to go to the doctor for a diagnosis or routine check-ups. The person may fear getting a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or a related illness. Validate his or her fears, but state your position. For example, say: “I know you are healthy, and you feel you don’t need to see […] Continue Doctor Visits & Alzheimer’s Disease

Coming out into the open: Recognizing caregivers year-round

I’m fortunate to have a group of relatives who are in their 80’s and 90’s. They are our family treasures, and I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with them. All of them have paid or family caregivers. They live in nursing homes, assisted living, and in their family homes. So November, the […] Continue Coming out into the open: Recognizing caregivers year-round

Importance of Walking and Brain Health

According to systematic reviews and meta-analyses, over 20 prospective, longitudinal, and cross-sectional studies as well as randomized controlled trials have shown physical activity – even in some cases, mild physical activity such as walking – is associated with a decreased risk of cognitive impairment. Continue Importance of Walking and Brain Health