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Lorenzo’s House Shifting the Narrative Event Shines the Spotlight on Younger-Onset Dementia

CALLING ALL HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS, THOSE LIVING WITH OR AFFECTED BY YOUNGER-ONSET DEMENTIA, & INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE! Please bring your questions, experience and ideas to share with our expert panelist! Click here to register today:

Looking for Help With Legal and Financial Planning?

Many people are unprepared to deal with the legal and financial consequences of a serious illness such as Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Legal and medical experts encourage people recently diagnosed with a serious illness — particularly one expected to cause mental and physical decline — to examine and update their financial and healthContinue reading “Looking for Help With Legal and Financial Planning?”

Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease: A Resource List

Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease occurs between a person’s 30s to mid-60s. It is rare, representing less than 10 percent of all people who have Alzheimer’s. People with this disorder are younger than those with late-onset Alzheimer’s and face different issues, such as dealing with disability at work, raising children, and finding the right support groups. This resourceContinue reading “Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease: A Resource List”

Want to Improve Your Sleep Habits?

Sleep is important for your body. It can affect many different aspects of your well-being, ranging from brain and heart health to overall energy levels and your ability to fight off disease. If you wake up tired, feel easily annoyed, have trouble falling asleep, or have trouble staying asleep, these may be signs you’re notContinue reading “Want to Improve Your Sleep Habits?”

Download Today: Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

We now know about more health benefits from physical activity — and how Americans can more easily achieve them. The second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans is based on the latest scientific evidence that shows that physical activity has many health benefits independent of other healthy behaviors, like good nutrition. The recommended amount of physicalContinue reading “Download Today: Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans”

How to Help a Parent Who Is the Primary Caregiver

A primary caregiver—especially a spouse—may be hesitant to ask for help or a break. Be sure to acknowledge how important the caregiver has been for the care recipient. Also, discuss the physical and emotional effects caregiving can have on people. Although caregiving can be satisfying, it also can be very hard work. Offer to arrangeContinue reading “How to Help a Parent Who Is the Primary Caregiver”