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Analysis & Exploration: Brain health, Alzheimers

The Top Modifiable Risk Factors for Alzheimer's Disease

This article describes the top modifiable Alzheimer's risk factors, and explains what you can do to reduce them. Currently there are no truly effective disease-altering treatments for Alzheimer's, and by 2050 13 million Americans are predicted to have Alzheimer's. The good news is that a number of the risk factors for Alzheimer's can be reduced by appropriate behavior.

 

 

My Plans for Avoiding the Terror of Short Term Memory Loss

My mother has severe short term memory loss.  As her caregiver, I have found that her short term memory impairment has many adverse consequences. My experience with my mother has made me concerned about how I could avoid the horrors that come with short term memory loss when it inevitably hits me in the future.  

While I cannot prevent short term memory loss, I do believe that I can mitigate the confusion and anxiety that comes with not being able to mentally track my daily activities.  My solution is a simple technological memory prosthesis – a “wearable” calendar. This article describes my idea and how I am implementing it.

 

 

Cognitive Dimensions of Healthy Lifestyle Habits for Seniors

Most seniors understand that active lifestyle habits have a significant influence on the quality of life in later decades. Chronic diseases of the neurological, cardio-vascular and endocrine systems can often be delayed or potentially avoided altogether by consistent exercise routines and healthy eating habits throughout adult years. However, many seniors fall short of their own personal fitness goals. Cognitive factors related to the discrepancy between active lifestyle goals and actual behaviors are analyzed in this review.

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Brain health, Alzheimers

Brain Health Discussion @ Sequoias SF

This group discussed brain health, using our interview card deck as a discussion guide. Interesting opinions and insights into various aspects of brain health and memory. .........Read more

Cognitive Aging, Cincinnati

The suggested topic from one of our Explorers was “Aging minds; mental health concerns; brain diseases; brain exercises.”  Our Explorers talk about a number of examples of ‘normal forgetting’, as well as tips and suggestions on how to combat or deal with this natural aging phenomenon.
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Brain Health, Teresa Fogerty @ Providence Explorers

At the April meeting, the Providence Longevity Explorers had an update on Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Research from the work and recent research of two members of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center at Rhode Island Hospital: Teresa Fogerty, the Community Outreach Coordinator,... .........Read more

Self Care for Better Physical Health

Under the leadership of member Elissa Arfa, a psychiatric nurse with a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Administration, the February meeting focused the need to care for oneself.  We need to do those many things over which we have control.  Elisa mentioned the importance in health of screening... .........Read more

Self Care for Mental Health

A guest, Angela Rudner, who is a licensed clinical social worker and an ordained rabbi, then led in shifting the conversation to the ways in which we can improve our mental health and continue to find purpose and meaning in life.  The discussion was framed around several questions we can ask... .........Read more

Chronic Fatigue, Dementia, & More @ Cincinnati

We explore “chronic fatigue syndrome”, along with some of the unique challenges faced by older women when dealing with medical professionals.  Then we explore our mental capabilities as we age: What constitutes ‘normal forgetting’ and early dementia?  Finally, we devote a few minutes to good... .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Brain health, Alzheimers (shared by our Explorers)

TRiLOC SafeTracks GPS Watch

 
TRiLOC GPS locator
 

This wrist worn device detects wandering and notifies of falls.

 

Yepzon Personal GPS Tracker

 
 

Yepzon Personal GPS tracker is a small personal tracker for keeping track of kids and potentially older adults with cognitive impairment..

 

Rendever

 

Rendever is a virtual reality product currently being marketed to senior communities for the purpose of enriching their activities programs for residents.

 

SOS Watch

 

The SOS Watch is a wearable medic alert communication device designed for use in Australia by the elderly or persons with dementia.

 

GPS Smartsole

 
 

GPS Smartsole is intended to be passive wearable tracking technology in a shoe insert to keep track of someone who may wander.

 

DayClocks

 
DayClock
 

DayClocks are app driven tablets designed to include the day of the week, the time of day, and timely messages and photos to enhance orientation in persons with cognitive challenges.

 

Unforgettable

 
Unforgettable.org
 

Unforgettable is an e-commerce website focused tightly on products for people with dementia, as well as for caregivers of such people.

 

Joy for All: Companion Pets

 

Hasbro Joy for All companion pets are designed to provide company to persons who may be at risk for loneliness or isolation.

 

TeleCalm

 
Telecalm, dementia care
 

TeleCalm is a service that seeks to solve the phone-based problems that tend to arise with persons who have diminished cognitive capacity. It blocks calls not from a pre-approved white list of callers.

 

 

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