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  • What does Tom Brady actually eat? A recently published interview with Tom Brady's personal chef prompts us to explore the fundamentals of Brady’s diet that every senior should incorporate into their own diet to promote brain health

    Tom Brady Eats What? How seniors can benefit from his Mediterranean-style diet

    By Kim Smith
    Published January 28, 2016 Brain Healthy Food & Nutrition
    What does Tom Brady actually eat? A recently published interview with Tom Brady's personal chef prompts us to explore the fundamentals of Brady’s diet that every senior should incorporate into their own diet to promote brain health

  • Let’s resolve to launch our initiative today. No more excuses. If you see your loved one sitting for too long, encourage him/her to walk with you for just 5 minutes. If you happen to come across a wall, do 5 push-ups against it together. If you are watching tv together, do 5 sit to stand ups during a commercial.

    A New Year, A New Prescription for Wellness

    By Brian Coyne
    Published January 25, 2016 Caregiver Wellness
    Let’s resolve to launch our initiative today. No more excuses. If you see your loved one sitting for too long, encourage him/her to walk with you for just 5 minutes. If you happen to come across a wall, do 5 push-ups against it together. If you are watching tv together, do 5 sit to stand ups during a commercial.

  • Although Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, it is not the only cause. There are more than 50 documented causes of dementia. Alzheimer's disease, Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body Disease, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, Parkinson's disease can all cause dementia, and some vitamin and hormone deficiencies, and medication side effects can also look like dementia. It is essential that a medical diagnosis is obtained at an early stage when symptoms first appear to ensure that a person who has a treatable condition is diagnosed and treated correctly.

    What Can Cause Dementia?

    By Nancy Crowley, RN, BS
    Published January 18, 2016 Alzheimer's & Dementia Care
    Although Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, it is not the only cause. There are more than 50 documented causes of dementia. Alzheimer's disease, Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body Disease, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, Parkinson's disease can all cause dementia, and some vitamin and hormone deficiencies, and medication side effects can also look like dementia. It is essential that a medical diagnosis is obtained at an early stage when symptoms first appear to ensure that a person who has a treatable condition is diagnosed and treated correctly.

  • Driving by mature citizens is one of the most difficult issues we face as a society. Although we all agree that aging can impair certain functions required to drive, such as eyesight, we do not agree on when the impairment reaches the point that driving is not safe. Legally, in Massachusetts, the test for driving is applied on a case by case basis.

    When is it no longer safe for seniors to drive?

    By Margaret A. Hoag, J.D.
    Published January 5, 2016 Legal & Financial
    Driving by mature citizens is one of the most difficult issues we face as a society. Although we all agree that aging can impair certain functions required to drive, such as eyesight, we do not agree on when the impairment reaches the point that driving is not safe. Legally, in Massachusetts, the test for driving is applied on a case by case basis.

  • We’ve had incredible content including educational pieces on the differences between nursing homes and assisted living communities and the brain boosting power of the Mediterranean Diet, as well as thoughtful articles on the need for dementia friendly communities and planning for end-of-life care . While we have published dozens of pieces in 2015, we definitely had a handful of standouts. In case you missed them, here is a list of AgeRight’s most shared posts for seniors and their families in 2015.

    2015 Top AgeRight Posts for Seniors and Their Families

    By Pamela Maloney
    Published December 30, 2015 Caregiving
    We’ve had incredible content including educational pieces on the differences between nursing homes and assisted living communities and the brain boosting power of the Mediterranean Diet, as well as thoughtful articles on the need for dementia friendly communities and planning for end-of-life care . While we have published dozens of pieces in 2015, we definitely had a handful of standouts. In case you missed them, here is a list of AgeRight’s most shared posts for seniors and their families in 2015.

  • Satisfy your sweet tooth over the holidays with tasty Mediterranean desserts. Mediterranean treats often add healthy ingredients with delicious results. Many feature nuts, either folded in or sprinkled on top, or fruit, fresh or dried, for example.

    Mediterranean Desserts

    By Oldways
    Published December 29, 2015 Brain Healthy Food & Nutrition
    Satisfy your sweet tooth over the holidays with tasty Mediterranean desserts. Mediterranean treats often add healthy ingredients with delicious results. Many feature nuts, either folded in or sprinkled on top, or fruit, fresh or dried, for example.

  • An Alzheimer’s diagnosis will have a profound impact on the individual and on the family system as a whole. The earlier the diagnosis, the earlier that treatment and planning options can begin to manage the symptoms of the disease.

    An Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

    By Nancy Crowley, RN, BS
    Published December 28, 2015 Alzheimer's & Dementia Care
    An Alzheimer’s diagnosis will have a profound impact on the individual and on the family system as a whole. The earlier the diagnosis, the earlier that treatment and planning options can begin to manage the symptoms of the disease.

  • Are your “affairs in order?”  I have decided that the answer depends on many factors such as your health, age, marital situation, and family situation. It can be so much more than just wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, and health care proxies.

    Getting Your Affairs in Order

    By Margaret A. Hoag, J.D.
    Published December 14, 2015 Legal & Financial
    Are your “affairs in order?” I have decided that the answer depends on many factors such as your health, age, marital situation, and family situation. It can be so much more than just wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, and health care proxies.

  • Whether you need to prepare snacks and appetizers or you're bringing a side dish to a dinner party, we've put together a few of our favorite brain healthy, mediterranean style recipes for your holiday get togethers. Eating a Mediterranean diet rich in brain healthy foods can benefit people at any and every age. It reduces inflammation, regulates blood sugar, promotes heart health and scientists are now finding it may have an effect on delaying the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

    Brain Healthy Mediterranean Recipes for the Holidays

    By Kim Smith
    Published December 8, 2015 Brain Healthy Food & Nutrition
    Whether you need to prepare snacks and appetizers or you're bringing a side dish to a dinner party, we've put together a few of our favorite brain healthy, mediterranean style recipes for your holiday get togethers. Eating a Mediterranean diet rich in brain healthy foods can benefit people at any and every age. It reduces inflammation, regulates blood sugar, promotes heart health and scientists are now finding it may have an effect on delaying the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

  • Signs of Dementia: While dementia affects every individual differently, there are some common signs that can be recognized. Should you see someone exhibiting one or more of these symptoms, be patient, communicate clearly, and listen.

    Recognizing the Signs of Dementia

    By Nancy Crowley, RN, BS
    Published November 30, 2015 Alzheimer's & Dementia Care
    Signs of Dementia: While dementia affects every individual differently, there are some common signs that can be recognized. Should you see someone exhibiting one or more of these symptoms, be patient, communicate clearly, and listen.

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