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To Avoid Rapid Cognitive Decline, You Might Watch What You Eat

If your diet includes ultra-processed foods, “you are what you eat” may take on new meaning. By definition, ultra-processed foods have multiple ingredients that help to improve the taste. Ingredients often include food additives and processed raw materials, like modified starches and hydrogenated fats. These foods are “mainly of industrial…

A Magazine Designed for People With Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

Blazing through a magazine or newspaper is an activity most of us take for granted. However, someone with cognitive impairment may have difficulty devouring content. Deciphering small print and graphics is challenging, and words on a glossy page can suddenly become incomprehensible. Before she had Alzheimer’s disease, my mother…

How to Prepare for Summer Travel With Someone With Dementia

This summer, 208 million American adults plan to travel. Some of those folks are probably caregivers, brave souls, traveling with loved ones with cognitive issues. Taking along a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia requires extensive planning. If you’re contemplating a summer road trip or…