Almost half of the people caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease are sacrificing their own financial security to do so, and many are setting aside their own basic needs, a new nationwide survey shows.
The claim: You may lower your risk of mental decline with this new hybrid of two balanced,heart-healthy diets – even without rigidly sticking to it – early research suggests.
During a recent talk I was giving to educate caregivers of persons suffering from Alzheimer’s I found this information provided by the Alzheimer’s Association to be very helpful and a solid reminder of the reach this disease can have. Sometimes we don’t stop to consider that the disease is not reserved for the well aged. In fact, Alzheimer’s disease is considered to be younger-onset Alzheimer’s if it affects a person under 65. Younger-onset can also be referred to as early-onset Alzheimer’s. People with younger-onset Alzheimer’s can be in the early, middle or late stage of the disease.
Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) is a flexible balanced eating plan. Studies show that the DASH diet lowers high blood pressure and improves levels of blood lipids (fats in the bloodstream), which may reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Because the DASH diet is a healthy way of eating, it offers potential health benefits beyond simply lowering blood pressure, including reducing the risk of osteoporosis, cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Here is a link to what the Mayo Clinic giving you the details: DASH DIET-MAYO CLINIC
As we get older, small things, such as tying shoes or lifting heavy cooking pots, become more difficult. For many, the big things get tough too: being able to get out of the bathtub, losing their balance while walking, and forgetting whether or not they took their morning pills are threats to a senior’s safety and well being.