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  • Five Tips for Winter Because It’s Not Spring Yet

    There is a lot of advice that goes around for older loved ones in our orbits when we see the first signs of winter setting in, and most parts of the country have seen some near record lows already...

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  • Work Your Brain Like a Muscle

    Physical exercise, mental gymnastics or medication: which one has the most beneficial impact on improving or delaying the onset of what medical professionals call “mild cognitive impairment?” First, to clarify, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a middle ground between...

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  • There’s an App for That

    If you are a caregiver, the most important item your older loved one can bring to a doctor’s visit is … YOU! It is really helpful for your older loved one to have an extra set of ears to...

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  • Don’t Lose Sleep Over It

    The older people with whom I speak often talk about the things they don’t do so well anymore, and the one that tends to top the list is sleep. While it is not just older adults who have trouble...

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  • The Secrets to Living Longer

    You can imagine that I follow a lot of clinical news feeds, and I keep files. I have files for dementia, files for residential living options and yes, I have a file for research that gives us insights into...

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  • Dreams Don’t Come True – Plans Do

    Family crises don’t make appointments…they just happen whether you are ready or not. In fact, our clock is ticking: • Every 67 seconds another person in America is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and that is just one of the nearly...

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  • Alzheimer’s from the Inside Out

    As I look to the close of November which has been National Alzheimer’s Awareness month, I thought it would be helpful to allow someone who was diagnosed with has Alzheimer’s to give this devastating disease a voice. Richard Taylor,...

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  • Reducing Dementia Risk

    In our book, How Do I Know You?: A Caregiver’s Lifesaver for Dealing with Dementia, we say: Alzheimer’s remains the only disease in the top ten causes of death in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or...

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