Alzheimer’s disease impacts the parts of the brain responsible for thought, memory, and language. As we age, our odds increase for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.
While there are some risk factors outside of our control (like age and genetics), others are determined by our lifestyle choices.
Here are some of the potentially modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease.
There are several factors that can increase your risk of dementia, such as age, family history, race, poor heart health, or traumatic brain injury. One concern that has also emerged is the potential link between alcohol consumption and the risk of dementia.
Find out what the research says — and the actions you can take to mitigate your risk.
Memory care offers a level of support similar to assisted living. However, the accommodations include more comprehensive services, cognition-supporting activity programs, specially trained staff, and a more secure environment – all of which enable a fulfilling lifestyle that can positively impact one’s rate of neurocognitive decline. When choosing a memory care facility, it is essential to consider the following factors in your decision.
When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s not uncommon for family members to become their primary caregivers. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease at home – where the environment is familiar to them – is beneficial. However, it can also be very challenging. Establishing a daily routine, creating a safe home environment, planning engaging activities, improving communication, and planning for respite care will give you a roadmap in your caregiving journey.
The newly named Frank C. & Lynn Scaduto MIND Institute at Miami Jewish Health provides accessible programs for South Floridians with neurocognitive disorders.
Discover several proven strategies caregivers can use to foster better interactions with loved ones suffering from dementia.
We discuss how seniors can use multi-sensory therapy to inhibit depression and enhance the quality of life when living with dementia.