CDC: Alzheimer’s disease, dementia cases to double by 2060

The number of people projected to have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia in the United States is expected to double by 2060, a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. In 2014, there were 5 million people in the U.S. with Alzheimer’s or dementia. The CDC estimates by 2060, that number will grow […]

BE AN INSPIRATION TO OTHERS

We find inspiration from people – what they say, what they write, and what they do. Ultimately, these individuals can stimulate us to achieve new levels of success or become a better version of ourselves. As we gather our inspiration from others, we can also serve to inspire the people around us. In what ways […]

“Mini-Strokes” Can Have Mega Health Effects

Carolyn Howard-Johnson was at the base camp of Mount Everest researching local monasteries on the internet when it happened. The life-long writer and author of several books could no longer read.  “I suddenly noticed that I wasn’t understanding what I was seeing on the computer screen,” she recalls. The feeling soon passed and Howard-Johnson went […]

HOW TO MOVE ON FROM THE PAST

Life is a mixture of positive and negative experiences. Over time, these experiences intertwine with each other to create a balance. In this give and take scenario, the negative experiences allow us to more fully appreciate the good in life. Secondly, they often serve to strengthen our character by providing us with new opportunities for […]

BALANCING YOUR PRIORITIES IN LIFE

Living a productive and meaningful life is a balancing act. With the pressures of today’s demanding and high paced world, most people struggle to find a reasonable balance. We can easily be drawn away from our priorities when one aspect of our life consumes the bulk of our time. To a large extent, it is […]

10 Signs of Kidney Disease

Many people who have chronic kidney disease don’t know it, because the early signs can be very subtle. It can take many years to go from chronic kidney disease (CKD) to kidney failure. What Causes Kidney Disease? Diabetes and high blood pressure are the leading causes of kidney disease. These conditions cause about 70 percent of kidney failure […]

I Have Alzheimer’s Disease – Changes in Relationships

Alzheimer’s may affect your relationships. While your abilities may change over time, your ability to live well with Alzheimer’s depends on how you choose to continue to be a partner in your relationships. How Alzheimer’s affects relationships It is crucial to remember that you are still the same person you were before the diagnosis. However, after […]

Carefully Consider the Implications of Moving an Elderly Loved One Closer to You

These days, family members are often scattered in various cities and states throughout the country. This poses a serious challenge when a loved one requires increased care or assistance. There almost always comes a point in time when long-distance caregivers give serious consideration to moving their loved ones closer to them. This can occur when […]

Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Is Crucial for Effective Planning and Treatment

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month—an important opportunity to shed light on a condition that is often misperceived as untreatable. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, but dementia from Alzheimer’s continues to be underdiagnosed and underreported. In fact, according to a U.S. survey conducted by the […]

WHAT IS A CARE PLAN CONFERENCE?

When you have a loved one with a disability or an older parent in a care community, you will be asked to participate in a Care Plan Conference. Care conferences are a routine event for all types of providers; from hospice, to home health, to assisted living (AL) and skilled nursing facilities (SNF). They provide […]