Here are the top ten articles for the Alzheimers Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Alzheimer's Personal Advice Column
An Alzheimer´s caregiver, patient, or even someone whose memory is overloaded often feels isolated and trivialized. This column will give you the opportunity to take back your power, express your feelings and find a support system. Live Better and heal from within.
2. Alzheimer’s – A Positive Attitude Can Overcome a Bad Heredity
Studies have shown that negative expectations for aging shorten life and deplete life quality. Stress and negative thinking have been linked to every major disease, Alzheimer’s included! We need to activate our joy and aim for a positive outlook as we get older
3. Alzheimer's Prevention Strategies for 2007
January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. The message is to focus on the lifestyle changes you can make at this very moment to be brain smart.
4. How to Show Alzheimer’s Patients Respect
One essential quality lacking in today’s Alzheimer’s care is a genuine respect for the patient. The diagnosis of cognitive impairment carries the stigma of “losing your mind,” “senility,” or “being empty headed.” Here are some tips to restore dignity to the cognitively impaired.
5. Alzheimer’s - A Spiritual Interpretation
Alzheimer's reveals one of life's secrets, to live in the moment.
6. How to Identify Alzheimer's Patient Abuse
So how can you tell whether it is a fall, or an accidental bruise and not an injury inflicted by a caregiver – when you are not around to monitor your loved one?
7. How to Reverse Brain Shrinkage in Alzheimer's
Treating symptoms, reliable early diagnosis, addressing disease triggers and reversing poor cognition are the exciting directions of research in Alzheimer’s Disease.
8. Walking May Ward Off Alzheimer’s Disease
New studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association assert that sticking to a walking regimen at midlife and beyond can ward off Alzheimer's disease or at least delay its onset.
9. How to Cope with the Boredom of Alzheimer’s
When Alzheimer’s patients are bored, they will engage in behavior patterns that are described by geriatric psychiatrists as problematic. We need to be prepared with daily positive and motivating activities. Here are some suggestions to restore dignity and good humor for both caregiver and patient.
10. The Benefits of Gardening for Alzheimer’s
Did you know that gardening can lower blood pressure, prevent osteoporosis, increase muscle mass and keep blood sugar levels more stable?
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