Tag: early stages of dementia

Depression and Dementia: A Tangled Web

About 5.4 million Americans are thought to have some degree of dementia, and its destructive effects on our cognitive abilities come at huge cost to our overall wellbeing, and that of our loved ones. “The decline in reasoning and memory that accompanies dementia impairs our ability to carry out everyday

Vacationing With a Loved One Who Has Dementia

Taking a vacation can be a wonderful way to renew and refresh body, mind, and spirit. But if you are a caregiver for someone who has dementia, you might be reluctant to take a trip. In the early stages of dementia, however, it may be quite possible and quite pleasurable.

“It’s

Music and Meditation Help the Brain

A simple meditation or music listening program may have multiple benefits for older adults with subjective cognitive impairment (SCI), according to a recent study (Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Feb. 3). “Worsening subjective memory is marked by situations such as recognizing that you can’t remember the name of a person or

Is Wine Healthy?

Is Wine Healthy?

It’s a logical question to ask if you’re enjoying a glass after a long day at work: Is wine healthy? Research has shown that drinking wine every day—following some important guidelines, of course—may provide adults with multiple health benefits. First, it’s important to keep in mind that the American Heart

Early Signs of Dementia

Early Signs of Dementia

It is well documented in scientific literature that aging is associated with certain cognitive changes. As we get older, we experience some gradual decline in conceptual reasoning, memory, and processing speed, but these changes don’t keep us from going about our normal activities.

Dementia, on the other hand, can significantly affect

Newsbriefs: Breast Cancer; Prostate Cancer; Dementia

Practicing Tai Chi Can Reduce Inflammation in Breast Cancer Survivors
Women who have had breast cancer can protect themselves from inflammation and possible recurrence through the Chinese practice of tai chi, according to a study from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Previous research has found that women who were diagnosed

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