20 Brain Exercises for Alzheimer’s Care and Prevention

A number of research studies have shown that the brain has to work out, just as the body does to stay healthy.  Regularly doing activities that stimulate the brain can help prevent beta-amyloid deposits from developing in the brain, which can reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. The following are some brain-stimulating activities that may […]

6 Ways Older Adults Can Reduce their Stress Levels

Unfortunately, stress is a part of life at all ages. When we’re younger, we are typically stressed about managing or establishing a career, sustaining a successful relationship with a spouse, juggling children and keeping up with household chores. When life gets this busy, many people start looking forward to their retirement, where life will slow […]

5 Common Challenges Faced by Family Caregivers

Everyone knows that caregiving isn’t easy, but unless you’ve experienced it, it’s difficult to comprehend the incredible sacrifice it takes to carry out the role. Family caregivers spend a significant amount of their own time, money, and energy when caring for an older relative. This can take its toll and can result in the caregiver […]

6 Facts About Frontotemporal Dementia

Frontotemporal dementia, also known as FTD, is a less common group of dementias. It affects the front and sides of the brain (the frontal and temporal lobes), which often causes problems with behaviour and language for the person living with FTD. According to the Australian Frontotemporal Dementia Association, between 3,500 and 11,500 Australians are currently estimated to […]