10 Tips for Family Caregivers

Seek support from other caregivers. You are not alone! Take care of your own health so that you can be strong enough to take care of your loved one. Accept offers of help and suggest specific things people can do to help you. Learn how to communicate effectively with doctors. Caregiving is hard work so take respite breaks often. Watch out […]

Can this eye scan detect Alzheimer’s years in advance?

Researchers say early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease exist within our eyes, meaning a non-invasive eye scan could tip us off to Alzheimer’s years before symptoms occur. It turns out the disease affects the retina — the back of the eye — similarly to how it affects the brain, notes neuroscience investigators at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in California. Through a high-definition eye scan, the […]

The Difference Between Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapy

By understanding what rehabilitation services have to offer, you can make well-informed choices. What is physical therapy? Physical therapy (sometimes called PT) can help enhance mobility and quality of life by improving strength, balance, endurance, flexibility and posture. Physical therapy can maximize your loved one’s ability to get around at home and community, as well as […]

Alzheimer’s Myths

Myth 1: Memory loss is a natural part of aging. Reality: As people age, it’s normal to have occasional memory problems, such as forgetting the name of a person you’ve recently met. However, Alzheimer’s is more than occasional memory loss. It’s a disease that causes brain cells to malfunction and ultimately die. When this happens, an […]

Younger/Early Onset Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Alzheimer’s is not just a disease of old age. Younger-onset (also known as early-onset) Alzheimer’s affects people younger than age 65.  Up to 5 percent of the more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s have younger-onset. Who gets early onset Alzheimer’s? Many people with early onset are in their 40s and 50s. They have families, careers or are even caregivers […]