World Alzheimer's Day
Caregivers, and healthcare professionals,here is interesting information
Here is a great dementia resource for caregivers and healthcare professinals,
Here is information on being the best caregiver you can be
Here are more interesting dementia brain boosting activities
Author Susan Berg says "It is everyone’s duty to embrace this day because there is no time to lose when fighting the battle of preventing this terrible disease." Here are some simple things you can do
What do you know about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias?
How can you decrease your chances of getting these disease?
How can you help someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia?
This year’s theme is 'Faces of dementia'
Yes, there is an urgency for all to learn about these diseases and do what they can to prevent them in themselves. Also legislators need to contacted so more funds can be allocated for research. World Alzheimer’s day, on Sept 21, is the perfect time to do this.
Approximately 5.5 million people in the United States already have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. The number will continue to grow as the baby boomers reach the age of retirement.
What can you do right now to lessen your chances of getting these diseases?
1. Stop smoking! There is nothing positive about smoking. Studies have shown that smoking not only raises your chances of developing dementia, but it also increases your chances of getting other diseases.
2. Eat a healthy diet. Research suggests that the Mediterranean diet staves off the onset of dementia
3. Keep mentally active. Again studies have shown this, to be a way to delay the onset of dementia.
4. Keep physically active. Research indicates that moderate exercise at least a half an hour three times a week is another way to keep dementia from affecting you.
How can you help others?
Donate to the Alzheimer’s Association. Give your time and/ or money. Help with special events. Organize fund raisers.
Susan Berg has written a book called, Adorable Photographs of Our Baby, for those with dementia, their caregivers, and interested professionals.
She is donating money to the Alzheimer’s Association for each book she sells. She is passionate about educating others on these diseases. Visit her blog at http://dementiaviews.blogspot.com.
You or someone you know could develop symptoms tomorrow. The cost of caring for those with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia is expensive monetarily, physically, emotionally, and psychologically.
So please acknowledge World Alzheimer’s Day, this Tuesday, September 21