How to care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease

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Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia. It destroys brain cells and affects a person’s memory, thinking, and behavior.

Many people with Alzheimer’s receive daily assistance and care from family members, partners, or close friends. According to the Trusted SourceCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Trusted Source, around 63% of people whose loved ones have Alzheimer’s disease can expect to provide care for 5 years or longer.

If you are a caregiver, this can take a toll on your well-being.

This article identifies 12 tips to help people care for someone with Alzheimer’s, how to care for yourself, and when to seek professional help.

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This information provided courtesy of Medical News Today.

7 Steps to Better Digestion as You Age


As we age, our bodies start to change — including our ability to digest what we eat. Medications, a sedentary lifestyle, and even tooth decay and gum disease take a toll on healthy eating and healthy digestion.

When your digestion isn’t functioning properly, it can contribute to a host of health troubles. They may be issues directly related to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, such as constipation, diverticulitis, and ulcers, or fatigue, skin irritation, migraines, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, thyroid issues, type 1 diabetes, and depression, according to Cleveland Clinic

“As we age, so much of our health is all about the plumbing and how to keep it moving and performing as it should,” says Juanita Merchant, MD, PhD, the chief of gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Arizona in Tucson. “Your gut is about 30 feet of muscle, and it can get weaker and not function the same way it did when you were younger. But there are things you can do to keep your GI tract in better condition.” Here are seven ways to improve digestion as you age and keep your digestive tract running smoothly.

Read the entire article HERE for more detailed information.

This information provided courtesy of EVERYDAY HEALTH.