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10 Quotes that Will Change the Way You See Alzheimer’s

Over 35 million people worldwide struggle with Alzheimer's or some other form of dementia, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Yet, despite the prevalence of Alzheimer's, there's stil…

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Devoted Husband Goes Beyond the Call of Duty for Ill Wife

Matt Muircroft has used his professional decorator's acumen to adorn areas in St. George's Chapel and Windsor Castle—two of the United Kingdom's most storied landmarks. But he considers his latest pro…

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4 Countries With the Right Approach to Dementia Care

By the year 2050, 277 million aging adults are expected to be dependent on others for personal care. Of those 277 million, approximately half will be struggling with symptoms of dementia, according to…

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The Scary Truth About Depression and Dementia

Memory trouble, excessive sleeping, decreased interest in hobbies and activities, social withdrawal—all of these are symptoms often exhibited by a person who is suffering from depression. They also…

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Why Do So Many Dementia Cases in Baby Boomers Go Undiagnosed?

Approximately one out of every eight baby boomers has experienced increasing issues with his or her memory over the past year, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Preven…

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How Poetry Can Help People with Dementia

For 20 minutes, silence blankets the room, punctuated only by the soft breathing of two women who are seated, facing one another. The eldest of the two struggles to speak—she has dementia and talki…

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The Healing Power of Water

Would you believe that drinking water is one of the most healing things you can do for your body?  It’s true—as long as it is pure, filtered, alkaline water. Yet most water is acidic. Water that measu…

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Secret to Youth: Elderly Bees?

Could observations of bee behavior help us develop new, non-drug treatments for age-related dementia? A new study from Arizona State University, published in the journal Experimental Gerontology, s…

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Therapy Reignites Memory through Music

Three New Brunswick nursing homes are piloting a painless, drug-free way to reactivate the brains of people with Alzheimer's, dementia and other neurological conditions - iPods. Photo Credit: Andrew* …

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Too Old for Exercise?

Photo Courtesy Of:  iStockphoto/Thinkstock Increasing physical frailty as you age is commonly accepted as "a fact of life." Until recently, most studies showed that after the age of 40, people typi…

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