Good oral health may help protect against Alzheimer

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Gingivitis (gum disease) has been linked to a higher risk of heart disease, but a recent study says that the bacteria that cause gingivitis also may be connected to Alzheimer’s disease. The study was published Jan. 23, 2019, in Science Advances. Scientists have previously found that this species of bacteria, called Porphyromonas gingivalis, can move… Continue reading Good oral health may help protect against Alzheimer

Alzheimer’s In The Family

This article was posted on Harvard Health Publishing Alzheimer’s disease represents a personal health crisis, but it’s also a family concern. What does it mean for your children or siblings if you are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s? What does it mean for you if a close relative develops the condition? “People think that if their dad… Continue reading Alzheimer’s In The Family

Are You Waiting for a Tragedy to Happen to Your Elderly Parents?

It happens every day, you know. But when I hear about it happening to friends or friends of friends, it makes me so sad. It

Tips for Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

43.5 million adult caregivers are currently caring for someone aged 50+, and 14.9 of those are caring for an individual who has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. “Safe At Home, A Caregiver’s Guide” offers simple and inexpensive ideas for families who are providing care at home for a loved one in the middle to advanced stages… Continue reading Tips for Caring for a Loved One with Dementia