Dementia: Drug that Quells Brain Inflammation Reverses Disease

January 2, 2020By Rachel ClarkAlzheimer's, Dementia, LifeStyle & Activities, Medicare, Memory Cafe, Memory Support, Senior Care, Wellness

A new study shows that drugs that tamp down inflammation in the brain could slow or even reverse the cognitive decline that comes with age. In a publication appearing in the journal Science Translational Medicine, University of California, Berkeley, and Ben-Gurion University scientists report that senile mice given one such drug had fewer signs of brain … Read More

When Should I Consider Assisted Living?

December 19, 2019By Rachel ClarkAssisted Living, Caregiving, Senior Care

Terms related to Retirement Living can often be confusing.  What’s the difference between Independent Living and Assisted Living?  How do you know which level of care is most appropriate? Independent Living is just that – folks live independently. They are responsible for taking their own medications. They are active in their communities, often driving themselves. … Read More

Alzheimer’s: Scientists Discover Critical Time Window to Halt Disease

November 14, 2019By Rachel ClarkAlzheimer's, Assisted Living, Caregiver, Caregiving, Dementia, EdenHill, Memory Cafe, Memory Support, Nursing, Senior Care, Skilled Nursing

In a new study, researchers have made a big development in understanding how Alzheimer’s disease spreads through the brain. They discovered a critical period of time where medical intervention could halt its onset. The research was conducted by a team at the University of Southampton. A hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease is the accumulation of tau … Read More

Senior Safety Checklist

July 8, 2019By Suzanne TannerCaregiving, Healthy Living, Senior Care

Senior Safety Checklist It is important to evaluate the living conditions of seniors who live independently on a regular basis. An environment that was fine just a month ago may now pose a problem. Assess the home with your loved one’s diminishing abilities and special requirements in mind to make sure they are in safe … Read More