Caregivers are at risk of depression. The problem with being a caregiver to someone with Alzheimer’s is that it is unremitting. Day in, day out, and often for years, you are needed to provide support, give varying levels of help with activities of daily living, and make the life of the person you care for as fulfilling as possible. There are... Read more
Oxidative stress and the damaging free radicals it produces is the byproduct of normal metabolic activities – breathing, digestion, fighting infection, and even strenuous exercise. Factors like environmental pollutants, smoking and drinking are major contributors too.
Over time, oxidative stress accelerates the aging... Read more
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Each November since 2003, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America has held National Memory Screening Day. This year is no different: the event takes place November 16. But what is different this time around is the urgency and significance of the initiative.
I always get asked by reporters: why memory screening day? The answer is rather... Read more
What type of job would you recommend where I can stay home and take care of my husband, before he needs a nursing home. He also started to wet himself. He did it once and he almost didn't make it the second time. I am having to tell him when to go to the bathroom. I had adult underwear=depends, but I don't want to put him... Read more