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Understanding the Risk of Alzheimer’s for Women

While it’s true that Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t discriminate, it’s also a fact that the disease affects women much more than men. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, women over the age of 65 have a one-in-six chance of developing memory loss, compared to a...

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Intellectual Ways to Engage Your Brain as You Age

Contrary to the myth that cognitive decline is a normal part of aging, there’s a lot that seniors can do to keep their minds sharp. Engaging the brain as you age not only leads to a greater sense of happiness and fulfillment, but it can decrease your risk of...

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Considering Guardianship for a Loved One with Memory Loss

Carol’s mother has dementia, and it’s been getting worse over the last year. Because her mom still lives alone, Carol checks in on her every day. Lately, she’s noticed how messy her mother’s house is, with dirty clothes on the floor and food left in the sink....

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The Influential Role of Spirituality in Aging: Part I

The aging process brings many changes to our later lives, some of which may be joyful – watching grandchildren grow up – or challenging, such as grieving the loss of independence. Throughout the changes we experience with age, our spirit, our sense of self, adapts....

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Why You Can’t Let Alzheimer’s Disease Define Who You Are

When you have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, it’s common for you to have a wide range of questions, especially when you are diagnosed in the early stages. You may wonder if you’ll remember your loved ones as well as you did...

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Sense of Smell as an Indicator of Alzheimer’s

As seniors age, many keep a close eye out for signs of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. According to the Alzheimer's Association®, there are a wide array of Alzheimer’s symptoms. From daily challenges in planning and solving problems, difficulty...

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