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Can Moderate Alcohol Consumption Help Prevent Cognitive Impairment?

  While it’s well known that heavy alcohol intake can harm the brain, most studies have found that light to moderate drinking is not harmful, and some have suggested it may help prevent age-related cognitive impairment. For instance, a Finnish

Classes for Caregivers

Assessing Changes in Memory and Function

As we enter into the holiday season, you may be spending time with elderly relatives or family friends you don’t see on a regular basis. Here are some useful tips from the National Institute on Aging on what to do

Some great information from the National Council on Aging

4 Free Tools to Help Caregivers Prepare for Emergencies Caring for a parent or loved one as they age is never simple. The good news is that there are resources to help you get prepared for the most overwhelming emergencies before they

Time for your Flu shot!

It’s that time of year—time for your flu shot! Getting a flu shot every year can help you stay healthy. A flu shot contains the flu vaccine, which could keep you from getting the flu. Medicare will pay for the

Depression in older people—know the signs

Depression is a common problem among older adults, but it is NOT a normal part of aging. In fact, studies show that most older adults feel satisfied with their lives, despite having more illnesses or physical problems. However, important life

Alzheimer training for family caregivers

Globalhealthnow.org Partnership with John Hopkins University Alzheimer’s Article

From Global Health Now website: A study of Colombia’s largest family with inherited early-onset Alzheimer’s may lead to important advances in prevention. Supported by the NIH, the first-of-its-kind study will test the drug crenezumab on family members who are high

Partnership to Reduce Antisphchotic Medication in Nursing Homes

The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes is committed to improving the quality of care for individuals with dementia living in nursing homes. The National Partnership has a mission to deliver health care that is person-centered, comprehensive

Webinar: Providing Safe and Effective Nutrition for People with Dementia (copied)

May 16th Webinar: Providing Safe and Effective Nutrition for People with Dementia   As we age, our nutritional needs change, and concerns arise around safety and feeding abilities. This presentation will identify the unique concerns and needs of people with