Tips, suggestions, anecdotes and stories to help the caregiver get through her or his day. You’ll find something here if you’re new to this or a seasoned professional.
Garam Masala/6 Comments/in Recipes/by John Schmid
Garam Masala contains many of the spices thought to protect the brain from cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s. It is a mixture used in many traditional Indian recipes.
Seniors Targeted by Con Artists and Swindlers/0 Comments/in For Caregivers, Alzheimer's Disease, Blog/by John Schmid
Millions of people fall victim to scams each year, including an increasing amount of seniors who are especially targeted. Scammers are becoming more savvy and refined with their fraudulent measures, so it is more important than ever to identity the scams before becoming a victim.
Conditions That Mimic Alzheimer’s (Why Early Diagnosis is Important)/0 Comments/in Alzheimer's Disease, Blog, For Caregivers, Medical/by John Schmid
There are many reasons to get an early and accurate diagnosis if you suspect dementia. Included: treatment is sometimes more effective when started early, early diagnosis gives one time to get affairs in order, and diagnosis might be more accurate if done early. Most importantly, there are many diseases and conditions that mimic Alzheimer’s disease as well as the symptoms associated with most other causes of dementia. Many of these are treatable and even curable!
Adaptive Clothing for Alzheimer’s Dementia/2 Comments/in For Caregivers, Blog, Care Providers/by John Schmid
Several clothing manufacturers, including Tommy Hilfiger, are developing clothing designed to make it easier for people with a variety of disabilities to dress themselves, and help care providers to more easily and more effectively do their job.
Can Maple Syrup Cure Alzheimer’s?/0 Comments/in Blog, For Caregivers/by John Schmid
Researchers are hopeful that the bioactive compounds available in maple syrup may prevent proteins in the brain from becoming entangled in a process called fibrillation. It is this fibrillation that creates amyloid plaques.
Maple and Mustard-Glazed Salmon with Roasted Brussels Sprouts/2 Comments/in Recipes/by John Schmid
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