Alzheimer’s News May 2022 The benefits of Music for People Living with Alzheimer’s: Music offers people living with Alzheimer’s the priceless opportunity to connect to their pasts and the people who love them. As the disease progresses, this medium can be used as an efficient tool for self-expression and engagement. With flexibility and creativity, music…

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Alzheimer’s News April 2022 New findings suggest that regular exercise may help protect cognitive function. This new study was published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. Several studies have shown these benefits but “how” was not well understood. This new work gives us clues about the underlying biology. This new study…

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Caregiver Support Tips: Consider a Daily Care Plan If you are caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s disease you might consider planning out a daily routine. This can be helpful for the person with Alzheimer’s and the caregiver and family members. Having activities that are structured and pleasant can help improve their mood and reduce…

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Alzheimer’s News February 2022 Foods that Protect Brain Health: Reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and improve your general wellbeing. Whole grains- such as pasta, oatmeal or brown rice Nuts- such as almonds, pecans, or pistachios Vegetables- leafy greens, root vegetables, vegetables from 4 petal flowered plants Fish- such as Salmon, Tuna, or Sardines Fresh…

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From Changing Diapers to Changing the World: Why Moms Make Great Advocates and How to Get Started by Cynthia Changyit Levin. PUCCer Cindy has cared deeply about global poverty and hunger even before becoming a parent. But mothering her own children toughened her resolve to stand up for her values and work to become a…

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January 2022 Alzheimer’s News Walking Toward a Dementia Diagnosis Looking at different patterns in the way older adults walk could help doctors to more accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease as well as different types of dementia. In a recent study of 500 participants, four independent gait patterns- rhythm, pace, variability and postural control were studied. The…

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If you are a caregiver living with a person who has Alzheimer’s, consider modifying your holiday celebrations. Strive for minimal confusion. Decide which traditions are most important to you. This may require a family meeting to get everyone on the same page, and asking others to help by dividing up responsibilities. You may want to…

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The results of the St. Louis Walk to End Alzheimer’s have been tabulated. The St. Louis Walk was the 5th largest in the country raising a total of $1,074,511. In this second year of COVID and the walk in our neighborhood Parkway’s contribution was $2,355.00, Thank you Parkway. Thanks to all who donated, walked in…

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We welcome you to join the discussion of Matt Haig’s The Midnight Library, a novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived. What would happen if you had the opportunity to go back and change all the decisions you made in your life? On December 14 pages 201-288. Discussion starts at…

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