Alzheimer’s Behavior Challenges – Tips for Managing Care

Tips For Managing Common Symptoms and Perceived Behavior Problems As a caregiver for a loved one, it can be extremely worrying to experience the behavior problems associated with mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease. These behaviors include wandering, aggressiveness, hallucinations, or sleeping and eating difficulties. Additionally, any behavior problems worsen in an inadequate environment and the inability to … Continued

The Brain and Nutrition – preventing Alzheimer’s Diease

Many of us know already about Alzheimer’s Disease and its effects on the brain.  While we may think of it abstractly as a part of growing older, when it begins to threaten our own cognitive functions it becomes much more serious. According to the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation Alzheimer’s is a “progressive, neurodegenerative disease” and … Continued

Mindful Meditation Reduces Loneliness in Older Adults

PITTSBURGH—For older adults, loneliness is a major risk factor for health problems — such as cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s — and death. Attempts to diminish loneliness with social networking programs like creating community centers to encourage new relationships have not been effective. However, a new study led by Carnegie Mellon University’s J. David Creswell offers the first … Continued

Taming Chronic Pain

Let’s examine why taming chronic pain with natural methods needs to be a national priority.In 2014, prescription opioid pain relievers killed about 19,000 people, up more than threefold since 2001. I found it especially daunting that an opioid manufacturer ran a commercial promoting the usage for pain, under the disguise of warning of the side … Continued