As we age, it’s important to pay attention to the types of meals we’re eating. Aging is linked to muscle loss, thinner skin, and less stomach acid, and seniors may also experience a loss of hunger and thirst cues — many of these can lead to nutrition deficiencies and dehydration.

 

Consistent, attentive care is vital in the days and weeks leading up to and following surgery at any age, but for older family members, it’s crucial. You and your family, however, may be unable to provide as much help as you’d like due to work and family obligations — or perhaps you live out of town and are unable to take the time off needed to come stay with mom or dad.

We are often posed with the question, "How do I know if it's time for my loved one to take advantage of in-home care?"

Holidays can be challenging for families affected by Alzheimer's. But with the right approach and proper planning, those special holiday moments can be joyful and memorable. Try these tips to make the holidays easier and enjoyable for everyone!

A recent brain imaging study conducted by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, suggests that exercising four or five times a week may delay the progression of Alzheimer's disease in people who already have toxic buildups of the protein known as beta-amyloid. The new research is a 1-year randomized controlled trial led by Professor Rong Zhang. The team published their findings in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.