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,

Family means so much, but life tends to get busy, and even the tightest relationships slip apart. Luckily, we have holidays, giving a reason to pause from everyday life and get together. Time spent together is so important. What we do together today will be tomorrow’s memories, creating something valuable to look back at in

A large number of persons affected by Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia, strokes, mental illness, and traumatic brain injuries are unaware of being sick. Many will claim there’s nothing wrong with them, and if anyone’s sick, it’s the person bringing up the problem. This is naturally hard for family members and friends who can

Many people use the words Alzheimer’s and dementia as if they mean the same thing, but there is a difference, and the distinction can be confusing both for patients and their loved ones. To make it simple, dementia is a general term for a decline in mental abilities and Alzheimer’s disease is a form of

Mothers mean so much. When we’re small they love us, feed us, teach us, and kiss away any booboos on scrubbed knees. When we grow up they still love us, no matter what. Many lose the connection with time, because life is busy. This is particularly true if the family is separated by distance and

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,

You know how time tends to disappear when you’re engulfed in something you really like to do? That concentration and that level of being in the here and now erases worry and regrets, at least for a while. Staying in the present requires practice, but being here and now can relieve stress, battle the risk

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