Caregivers: Practicing Acceptance

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In this helpguide.org article, Caregiver Stress and Burnout, Tips for Recharging and Finding Balance  caregivers are encouraged to focus on looking for the silver-lining in the sometimes unbearable task of caregiving, instead of asking Why?! Dealing with caregiver stress & burnout tip 3: Practice acceptance When faced with the unfairness of a loved one’s illness or the burden of caregiving, [...]

June 10, 2015

Engaging family members in respite care

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In the helpguide.org article, Respite Care: Finding and Choosing Respite Services, it is discussed how important it is to involve family members as supporters of the main caregiver of dementia patients: Engaging family members in respite care Family members and friends may be able to help out while you run an errand, take a break, or even go [...]

June 10, 2015

Oxidative Stress & Low levels of Glutathione Responsible For Dementia

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The Human body has software that is over 1,000 years old.  Certainly, this is inadequate to deal with today’s environment and the onset of Dementia.  The genetic detoxification software encoded in human DNA lacks that ability to deal with the oxidative stress in the modern era. Glutathione is important in that it recycles antioxidants to [...]

June 17, 2015

Ten Signs of Stress in Dementia Caregivers

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In this helpguide.org article Support for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers, we found a very well described signs of stress in caregivers of dementia patients: 10 Signs of Caregiver Stress If you experience any of these signs of stress on a regular basis, make time to talk to your doctor. Denial about the disease and its effect on the [...]

June 4, 2015

Protect Your Brain as You Age via a Healthy Diet

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In the helpguide.org article, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Prevention, it is  explained, how laughter is being developed to a complete therapy technique, similar to a physical exercise, to be a memory and mood enhancer. Alzheimer’s & dementia prevention pillar #2: Healthy diet Just like the rest of your body, your brain needs a nutritious diet to operate at its best. Focus on [...]

June 10, 2015

Preventing Dementias

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In this helpguide.org article, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Prevention, lifestyle choices are emphasized as a way to prevent and slow down Dementia: Lifestyle choices can protect your brain Researchers across the world are racing towards a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. But as prevalence rates climb, their focus has broadened from treatment to prevention strategies. What they’ve discovered is [...]

June 9, 2015

What Is Laughter Yoga?

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In the laughteronlineuniversity.com article,  What Is Laughter Yoga? , it is explainsed how laughter is being developed to a complete therapy technique, similar to a physical exercise, to be a memory and mood enhancer. Laughter Yoga explained Laughter Yoga is a new form of exercise akin to internal jogging that promotes the use of laughter as a form of [...]

June 10, 2015

Laughter as a Complementary Therapy

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In the article Laughter and humor as complementary and alternative medicines for dementia patients, laughter is introduced as CAM, as complementary therapies that control symptoms and improve well-being and quality of life: Laughter as a CAM … To facilitate the better management of these chronic diseases [such as Alzheimer], recent attention has focused on the use of CAM, [...]

June 9, 2015

Hispanic Caregiver’s Challenges

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In the healthyhispanicliving.com post Who’s Taking Care of Our Viejitos? Latino Caregivers at a Glance  it is pointed out that Hispanic caregiver are mostly made of family members who lack the training to care for their own elderly patients. Caregivers deal with their own struggles A 2008 Hispanic Family Caregiving in the U.S. study revealed 36 [...]

June 10, 2015

Latino caregivers at a glance

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In the post  Who’s Taking Care of Our Viejitos? Latino Caregivers at a Glance in the Healthy Hispanic Living website, we see very revealing statistics about Latino caregivers: Latino caregivers at a glance Here is a snapshot of some of the most important key findings from the Hispanic Family Caregiving in the U.S. study: One-third of Hispanic households report [...]

June 9, 2015