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Dementia Music Therapy | Millennium Memory Care

Music Listening and Meditation
Music is an important part of our lives. We often associate certain sounds and music with significant events or personal milestones. A familiar piece of music can evoke vivid recollections and strong emotions. Music can make us feel euphoric, thoughtful or even melancholy. What is Alzheimer's or dementia music therapy? Music therapy for Alzheimer's or dementia patients uses music and the subsequent memories and feeling the music evokes to help those patient's cognitive functions and mental hea...
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Proper Nutrition for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Preparing Healthy Food
Proper eating and nutrition are important for everyone, but eating well presents particular challenges for people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Individuals experiencing cognitive decline may find it increasingly difficult to keep track of mealtimes, understand healthy food choices or even how to properly use utensils. Poor nutrition for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia may also lead to worsening symptoms, behavioral problems and unhealthy weight loss. While Alzheimer’s and dementia...
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Social Support For Dementia Patients | Millennium Memory Care

4 Friends at Monroe
According to new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, public engagement and civic activity helps the memory center in aging brains maintain its size and in some cases even grow larger. This new research recently appeared in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association and was drawn from a study of a Baltimore based program that matches retirees with young people in public schools to act as reading mentors. At two years in length, ...
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Brain Healthy Diet

Brain Healthy Diet
You may already be aware that your lifestyle and dietary choices can help contribute to good health and better quality of life as you age. But did you know that eating or avoiding certain foods can lead to a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s by a whopping 53%? A recent study from Rush University demonstrated that subjects who stuck to a specific food plan – the MIND diet – experienced up to a 53% reduced risk of Alzheimer’s, while people who followed the diet only part of the time still lowered the...
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Coping with Behavioral Changes in Alzheimer’s Patients

Brain with EKG Line
Coping with Behavioral Changes in Alzheimer’s Patients Most of us associate Alzheimer’s disease with the well-known and tragic symptoms of forgetfulness, mental confusion and memory loss. Certainly, early signs of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia can include memory impairment, confusion, social withdrawal, disorientation and difficulty with words and communicating. Alzheimer’s disease causes brain cells to die which results in impaired memory and cognitive functioning. This loss of br...
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6 Tips To Help with Alzheimer’s Communication Challenges

Caregiver and patient at home
As Alzheimers disease and other forms of dementia progress, symptoms may change and become more severe. In the early stages of the disease, a person with Alzheimer's may still function independently, experiencing only minor difficulties with concentration or memory loss. Over time, these issues worsen with increasing forgetfulness and confusion about people, places, dates and times. Another symptom that typically manifests over time is the patient's increasing difficulty with communicating. A...
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Music Listening and Meditation May Help Reverse or Slow Cognitive Decline

Music Listening and Meditation
A study conducted by a West Virginia University research team found that music listening and meditation for 12 minutes daily can significantly improve cognitive performance. Participants in the study, considered at high risk for developing Alzheimer’s Disease due to a level of subjective cognitive decline, were assigned to either beginner meditation or music listening sessions for 12 minutes per day for three months, then to continue on their own for another three months. Their memory and cog...
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Can Obesity in Adolescence Influence Cognitive Function in Adulthood?

Can Obesity in Adolescence Influence Cognitive Function in Adulthood?
We are all well aware of the many negative health consequences associated with obesity and having a high Body Mass Index, or BMI. Body Mass Index is a calculation of a person’s weight divided by the square of their height. A high BMI is associated with being overweight or obese. A number of studies have already documented how obesity in adults can affect cognitive function but, until recently, the link between high BMI in adolescence and cognitive function in adulthood had not been examined. ...
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Alzheimer’S Behavior | Millennium Memory Care

Behavior changes may be a sign of Alzheimer's.
Behavior changes may be a sign of Alzheimer's. Behavior changes may be a sign of Alzheimer's. The onset of Alzheimer’s disease is typically characterized as increasing memory loss, growing forgetfulness, and difficulty with concentration and reasoning. While many people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease do exhibit these symptoms, some people present changes in personality or behavior before any memory-related issues are evident. Researchers from the University of Calgary in Canada s...
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Caregiver Support

Caregiver Support
Caregiver Support As the caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, you want to provide the best memory care possible, but it can be a challenge.  You need to learn about memory care, how dementia is affecting your loved one, and the medical support you need. Sometimes, being the caregiver to someone living with dementia means you start to lose a sense of yourself. Your time isn’t your own, your finances may suffer, you may have family members resistant to helping you, and there is ...
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