Author Archives: Wendy Henderson

7 Benefits of Vitamin D You Might Want to Know About

Vitamin D is often called the “sunshine vitamin,” mostly because we can get it naturally when the sun’s UV rays interact with our skin, which triggers the vitamin’s synthesis. The very important vitamin aids our body’s absorption of calcium to keep our bones strong and encourage healthy cells to grow. Here are a few more health…

6 Ways to Manage Alzheimer’s Disease

The treatment of Alzheimer’s is multifaceted, and can include medication, environment, exercise, and diet. As the disease progresses, patients will require different treatment plans. We’ve compiled a list of ways to manage Alzheimer’s disease based on information from the Mayo Clinic. 1. Medications: A variety of medications are used…

Alzheimer’s Disease and the Magic of Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw7Y78aqf_I This heartwarming video from Sleepy Moose is all about Henry. Henry has been in a nursing home for 10 years and has advanced Alzheimer’s disease. However, something magical happens when Henry hears music. MORE: Do you know how music therapy is being used in a Minnesota nursing home to great…

Tai Chi May Improve Alzheimer’s Disease Symptoms

Gentle exercise can be very beneficial for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. In this video from EcoPlexus Fitness, certified personal trainer and health fitness specialist, Denise Murray talks about the use of different colored Tai Chi sticks for simple exercises designed to help those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. MORE:…

David Cassidy’s Battle With Dementia

Actor and musician David Cassidy recently revealed that he’s battling dementia. Cassidy told People magazine that dementia runs in his family and that both his mother and his grandfather suffered from the disease. MORE: What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia? The 66-year-old, most famous for his role…