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Eating for a Healthy Mind

When it comes to a healthy brain, we don’t always consider how nutrition plays a role. Good nutrition significantly affects both our cognitive health as well as our mental health. A healthy, well-balanced diet can help us think clearly, feel more alert, and keep our brains healthy as we age. It can also improve concentration […]

Benefits of a Short-Term Respite Stay

Respite Care: A Much Needed Break All too often, the health and well-being of at-home caregivers is placed in serious jeopardy as a result of the stressful circumstances they face every day. Experts even refer to caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients as the “the second victims.” Respite Care Offers Relief, Renewal, and Healing Caregiving can be […]

Caregivers: Take Care of You

The Alzheimer’s and dementia care journey Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia can be a long, stressful, and intensely emotional journey. But you’re not alone. In the United States, there are more than 16 million people caring for someone with dementia—and many millions more around the world. As there is currently no cure for […]

The Stress of Caregiving

Caring for an individual with Alzheimerʼs disease or a related dementia can be challenging and, at times, overwhelming. Frustration is a normal and valid emotional response to many of the difficulties of being a caregiver. While some irritation may be part of everyday life as a caregiver, feeling extreme frustration can have serious consequences for […]


Caregiving can be an isolating experience, but you’re not alone in this challenge. There are over 34 million Americans providing unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older. And nearly 16 million are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia. But when you’re overwhelmed and exhausted by caregiving responsibilities, it can feel like you’re the only person dealing with so much. That’s […]

How Your Nutritional Needs Change as You Age

  Eating healthy becomes especially important as you age.That’s because aging is linked to a variety of changes, including nutrient deficiencies, decreased quality of life and poor health outcomes.Luckily, there are things you can do to help prevent deficiencies and other age-related changes. For example, eating nutrient-rich foods and taking the appropriate supplements can help keep […]