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Water, Water, Water

  Water plays an important role in good brain functioning.Our bodies require water to hydrate the blood and tissues, lubricate our joints, regulate temperature, and moisten the lungs to allow for breathing. So those stiff joints may actually be a lack of proper...

Ten Dementia Warning Signs

How do I tell if my mom or dad has dementia? What are some of the warning signs? In this post I want to tell you about 10 warning signs that may indicate dementia is present. If you recognize them in your mom or dad, a trip to the doctor is warranted. Memory loss As...

Is Your Mom or Dad Getting Enough Sleep?

Is you mom or dad getting a good quality sleep? Are they sleeping a lot during the day and then not very much at night? Are you worried that they are not well-rested when they wake up in the morning? Getting a good night’s sleep is critical for good brain health, yet...

Dementia and Emotional Memory

Individual challenged by dementia have strong emotional memories. They remember how you make them feel, even if they don't remember your exact words. You can use the power of their emotional memory to build relationships with them.   Use Emotional Memory...

Better Brain Health – Genes Are Not Your Destiny

What do your genes say about you? Medicine is becoming more and more personalized. When  prescribing medications, doctors are looking to genetics to make sure the medicine is a good fit for the individual. This is great for treatment, but it can lead us to think that...