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Overuse of Antipsychotic Drugs in Treatment for Dementia

If you have a loved one who is showing signs of dementia, and you don’t quite know how to deal with the situation, you’re not alone. Many people are placed in the position of having to care for a family member who is experiencing dementia due to Alzheimer’s, aging, or another condition. The loved one’s [...]

By | February 29th, 2016|Alzheimer's, Memory Care|0 Comments

Key differences in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s Disease and new information about drug therapies

The American Journal of Pathology recently published research that offers important clues to doctors hoping to better understand why some people suffer from dementia and diseases like Alzheimer’s and others don’t. Researchers discovered important differences in proteins between patients with dementia and those who were cognitively intact. The investigative team evaluated brain autopsy samples from [...]

By | February 26th, 2016|Alzheimer's, Memory Care|0 Comments

How to tell the difference between common forgetfulness and dementia symptoms

When visiting elderly relatives that you don’t see often, you may notice changes in their appearance, demeanor, and personality. You may feel concerned if you notice changes in their ability to take care of themselves independently or remember important things about day-to-day life. Here are a few warning signs to watch for that may be [...]

By | February 19th, 2016|Alzheimer's, Memory Care|0 Comments

Music, Memory, and Mood

Judging from new research, singing and listening to favorite songs may improve the quality of life, executive function, orientation, and overall happiness of people with dementia. Singing and listening to music helps alleviate symptoms of depression A study recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, conducted at the University of Helsinki in Finland, suggests [...]

By | February 10th, 2016|Alzheimer's, Memory Care|0 Comments

Part III: How to Incorporate Coconut Oil in Your Diet

By Sydney: This is our final blog in a series about the benefits of coconut oil in your diets. Virgin coconut oil, pressed from coconuts and otherwise unprocessed, smells and tastes like coconuts. Coconut oil made using a chemical refining process loses its flavor. Most research on coconut oil has used the refined variety, so [...]

By | April 10th, 2014|Alzheimer's, Memory Care|1 Comment

Part II: Coconut Oil and Alzheimer’s

By: Sydney Perhaps the most impressive and notable benefit of coconut oil is its possible protective effect on neurons in the brain. Early research suggests coconut oil may have a protective effect on neurons in the brain. This most directly relates to patients suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia, and some types of epilepsy. Preliminary research suggests [...]

By | April 9th, 2014|Alzheimer's, Memory Care|0 Comments

Part I: The Benefits of Healthy Fat

By: Sydney The Wall Street Journal recently published an article exploring the health benefits of coconut oil. Much like avocados, nuts and fatty fish like salmon, coconut oil is packed with saturated fats. These fats, advocates believe, are good for the heart and provide a fast and lasting source of energy. Some of the healthiest [...]

By | April 8th, 2014|Alzheimer's, Memory Care|0 Comments