Most of us know sleeping is important, and the average person needs between seven and eight hours per night. A lack of sleep can lead to a row of side effects such as headaches, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and depression. New research also shows lack of sleep may be connected with Alzheimer’s disease. Many persons

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Many adults share one fear: to lose one’s memory and cognitive functions through Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. The prospect of losing oneself to dementia can be so daunting that many postpone seeking medical help, or persuade themselves nothing is wrong. If you think you or a loved one might be developing dementia,

Lately, there has been progress in Alzheimer’s research, and an increasing body of evidence points towards habits healthy for the brain making a big difference in developing the disease, and in slowing it down. Eating right is good for the body, and for the brain. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fish,

The Central Valley area in California has 131 nursing homes, and 64 received an overall rating of five stars by the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Here are some examples of the top rated nursing homes. The rating measures nurse staffing, medical quality of care, and health inspections. Examples of top rated nursing

The Napa-Sonoma area has 36 nursing homes, and 12 received an overall rating of five stars by the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Here are some examples of the top rated nursing homes. The rating measures nurse staffing, medical quality of care, and health inspections. Examples of top rated nursing homes in the

Moving can be an ordeal at the best of times, even when a person is in great health and the move is voluntary. It doesn’t become any easier with medical conditions and a possibly unwanted move to an assisted living facility. In a best case scenario such a move is a relief and welcome change,

Nursing homes are often associated with the elderly, but they’re really for anyone who needs more care than can be given in a home, but who doesn’t need to be in a hospital. Most nursing homes have skilled nurses available around the clock, and some are even set up like hospitals with medical care, physical

Alzheimer’s is the most known type of Dementia, but there are many different conditions grouped under the same name. They all result in a loss of mental function, and impair thinking, memory, and reasoning in a manner severe enough to interfere with daily life. Common symptoms can include changes in mood, personality, and overall behavior.

Patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s often enjoy traveling. Going on a well-planned vacation or to a family gathering can be a great success, but as the illness progresses it can become difficult for the person to cope with new environments, new people, and changes in routine. It might be necessary to relocate even

Long-term caregiving takes a toll and can become overwhelming. Being a caregiver for a person with Alzheimer’s disease poses its own challenges as every person changes over the course of the disease. Basic activities of every day life such as eating, dressing, and showering are difficult to manage for the person with Alzheimer’s – and

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