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Myths About Eggs

Eggs are a nutritional powerhouse that have had some controversy surrounding them through the years. Some information that is spread about them is out of date or has been called into question by recent research. Myths About Eggs: 1. Egg yolks are bad for you: Past medical reports about eggs touted the high levels of[…]

Ways Stress Affects the Body

Stress is not inherently a bad thing. It can help ready us for action and be a motivator to get things done. Uncontrolled stress is what is harmful. Sustained stress can lead to or worsen a myriad of health issues, some of which may be unexpected. Here is a list of some health issues chronic[…]

What is a Helicopter Child and How to Not Be One

The term helicopter parent is well known. However, children can become helicopters too, particularly adult children taking care of elderly parents. Helicopter children hover too closely and tend to become overly controlling. There is a fine line between needed intervention and needless micromanaging. Here are tips for managing that fine line: Pick your battles: Some[…]

Tips for Keeping Loved Ones with Dementia Safe on Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner. It’s important to keep our loved ones with dementia in on the fun. However, there are unique problems Halloween can present to them. Because of this, it’s important to take precautions to keep them, and everyone else, safe on Halloween. Here are some tips for Halloween safety: Keep decorations[…]

Disorders that Mimic Dementia Symptoms

The major symptoms of dementia include memory loss and cognitive decline. However, these symptoms can appear in other disorders that are much more treatable than Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Below some of these disorders and their dementia-like symptoms are outlined. • Depression: Depression is commonly associated with dementia, but, depression can also cause issues with[…]

Tips for Calming Agitated Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s can be stressful. This is especially so when the loved one is agitated. Agitation can lead to aggressive behavior such as hitting, screaming, or cursing. These behaviors only add to caregiver stress. Here are two general tips for dealing with an agitated person with Alzheimer’s: For safety purposes:[…]

Habits that Hurt the Liver

The liver is an important organ. It serves a variety of vital functions ranging from cleaning blood to detoxifying our bodies. A healthy liver is essential to overall health. However, there are many daily habits that could be harming our livers. These habits include: • Not drinking enough water • Drinking too much alcohol •[…]

An Overview of Vascular Dementia

Vascular dementia is one of the most common types of dementia, but many may not be aware of what it is. The term refers to cognitive problems resulting from brain damage caused by impaired blood flow to the brain. Strokes are a common trigger for the development of vascular dementia, but it can also result[…]

Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Around 15% of people are vitamin B12 deficient. This nutrient is essential for overall health. It aids in important functions such as DNA creation, cellular function, and helping oxygen reach the body’s cells. Vitamin B12 deficiency can sometimes take years to diagnose, mainly because it’s not checked in regular blood work. It’s important to know[…]

The Differences Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are often used interchangeably. This leads to inaccurate thinking about both conditions. That, in turn, can lead to confusion when speaking with healthcare professionals about these disorders. Dementia refers to a group of brain disorders that affect mental function. Usual areas affected are emotional control, memory, and decision making among others.[…]