What If It Could Help?
What to Do When Your Elderly Parent Refuses Help
When an elderly parent refuses help, it can put a great strain on you. You can see that your mom or dad can’t function like they used to. They may exhibit signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. You notice that they’re more frail, and they aren’t keeping up with everyday chores. You offer to help, but…Read More
Reducing Sugar Intake May Help Prevent Dementia
High Blood Sugar Linked to Dementia Many studies over the past 15 years have established a link between chronic high blood sugar and Alzheimer’s disease/vascular dementia. Research indicates that people with type 2 diabetes have at least twice the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. This risk appears to increase dramatically when blood sugar and insulin levels…Read More
It’s flu season—how’s your immune system? The media is reporting an early and aggressive start to the annual flu season, as well as a surge in a new type of norovirus (“stomach flu”) and the highest number of cases of whooping cough (pertussis) in 60 years. As in previous years, the flu season and other…Read More
Exercise and Alzheimer’s/Dementia
3 Ways Exercise Can Improve Your Quality of Life Exercise Helps Your Brain Function Better “Exercise is the single most powerful tool to optimize your brain function,” according to John Ratey, MD, of the Harvard Medical…Read More
Cooking with Turmeric
Arthur’s Residential Care strives to have interesting and great tasting meals that also provide key nutritional support for the people in our care. One ingredient we recommend including on a regular basis is turmeric—a spice native to Southern India and Indonesia that contains curcumin. Many people recognize curcumin as the bright yellow-orange color and mellow,…Read More
What If Coconut Oil Could Help?
Environmental and lifestyle factors likely play a role in the development and progression of dementia according to this fact sheet from the National Institute of Health (NIH). There is great interest in clinical trials to understand the association between cognitive decline and vascular and metabolic conditions such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes…Read More