Category: Alzheimer’s

You’ll find most horses and donkeys on a ranch or a farm, but it’s possible that you may also see them visiting nursing homes, senior living communities and even schools. As the benefits of equine therapy are becoming more widely…

The basics of heart health have been drilled into our brains: Eat less saturated fat. Keep moving. Know your “numbers” for cholesterol, blood pressure and BMI. But what about that brain itself? Although life expectancy has more than doubled since…

(This piece was originally published by the Association of Health Care Journalists and is being republished with permission.) Despite the partial government shutdown, some wheels in Congress keep turning. Among them, the bipartisan BOLD Act (Building Our Largest Dementia Infrastructure…

A multimedia program first developed to help calm children with autism is now proving to be of great help to older adults with anxiety or dementia. Called “LifeMoves,” the sensorimotor program incorporates simple, gentle arm movements with soothing music. Participants…

(Advances in science and public health are increasing longevity and enhancing the quality of life for people around the world. In this series of interviews with the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, 14 visionaries are revealing exciting…

(This article appeared previously on the Diverse Elders Coalition website.) “LGBT and Dementia,” a recently released report by the Alzheimer’s Association and SAGE, outlines the unique challenges facing LGBTQ older adults living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias and their caregivers.…

“There is no wrong in this room.” These are the soothing words of Jeanie Brindley-Barnett, a seasoned director, to the portion of the Giving Voice Chorus rehearsing on a Wednesday afternoon in Minneapolis. Brindley-Barnett is no stranger to working with…

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