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Your Morning Cup of Joe and Alzheimer’s Disease

man with cup of coffeeCan a cup of Joe help Alzheimer's patients? We hear all kinds of things – both good and bad – about the affect caffeine can have on our bodies. But can it help prevent Alzheimer's disease? Researchers at the University of Miami and the University of South Florida think it might.

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7 Tips for Making the Kitchen Safer for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease

If you have a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, home safety is always a concern. Kitchens are one of the rooms in the house with the greatest potential for danger. Most people understand the problems the oven –and especially a gas stovetop—can cause. But, there are other hazards around the kitchen to watch out for.

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Activities and Alzheimer’s – They do Mix!

Remember as a child you used to play the game of Simon Says? This is a wonderful game to play with your elder, and it can provide both cognitive as well as physical exercise. You can incorporate shoulder shrugging, head and fingers movements in your game of Simon Says.

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7 Steps to Help Plan For Longer Independence

For most of us, just anticipating the loss of independence that follows a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia can be devastating. Planning ahead, however, can help you delay some of those losses.

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My Loved One Has Alzheimers. Now What?

Your loved one was just diagnosed by the doctor with Alzheimer's and this hit you like a ton of bricks. Your mind is going in a hundred different directions and you are confused about which direction to go. Questions such as: "What are my next steps?" and "How do I plan for the future?" are keenly on your mind. While the diagnosis can take you on an emotional roller coaster, there are steps you can take to plan for now and the future.

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