PLYMOUTH >> An estimated 5.7 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, and a whopping 80 percent of those with the disease or another form of dementia are cared for in the home by family members. Dementia creates many challenges that family caregivers are often not sure how to handle, but addressing them is vital for your loved one’s safety and comfort.The following are some tips to help family members care for their loved ones suffering from memory loss:• Use GPS technology: It is an unfortunate reality that three out of five people with Alzheimer’s will wander. Locating them quickly is vital to their safe return. One way to do that is by purchasing a GPS tracking device. It can be a watch or pendant or even an innersole that fits in a shoe. These devices often work off of wireless technology that allows families to determine a loved one’s location in real time.• Manage medication: Another … [Read more...] about Griswold offers advice for managing memory loss
DREAMSTIME Some older adults experience memory loss after surgery. Two years ago, Dr. Daniel Cole’s 85-year-old father had heart bypass surgery. He hasn’t been quite the same since. “He forgets things and will ask you the same thing several times,” said Cole, a professor of clinical anesthesiology at UCLA and a past president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. “He never got back to his cognitive baseline,” Cole continued, noting that his father was sharp as a tack before the operation. “He’s more like 80 percent.” The old man likely has postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) — a little-known condition that affects a substantial number of older adults after surgery, Cole said. Some patients with POCD experience memory problems; others have difficulty multitasking, learning new things, following multistep procedures or setting priorities. “There is no single presentation for POCD. Different … [Read more...] about What we know and don’t know about memory loss after surgery
There’s no cure for memory loss, but some studies show that lifestyle changes may help keep your memory sharp. More research is needed, but consider increasing or adding the following foods for a brain-healthy diet:• Beans - One study showed that high levels of vitamins B-6 and B-12 are linked to lower levels of homocysteine, an amino acid that has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease.• Oranges – Some studies show vitamin C can have a protective effect for the brain and dissolve toxic plaques found in individuals with memory loss.• Almonds – Vitamin E promotes healthy blood flow, especially to the brain.• Fish – Scientists have found people with low levels of omega-3 had more brain shrinkage and poor performance on memory tests.• Spinach – This leafy green is packed with more than 15 antioxidants that have been shown in studies to inhibit the formation of plaques that build up in those with Alzheimer’s disease.This … [Read more...] about Can a healthy diet prevent memory loss?
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Posted April 16, 2018 at 06:00 AM | Updated April 16, 2018 at 06:06 AM gash-packers.png Sam Gash, here in his last NFL job as running backs coach with the Green Bay Packers (2014-16), acknowledges suffering from memory loss after a 12-year NFL career as a fullback with the Patriots, Bills and Ravens (1992-2003). In the final segment of a 2-part interview with former Penn State fullback Sam Gash, the former All-Pro fullback and assistant coach speaks frankly about the toll that the position and the way he played football has taken on his mind and body. Playing a dozen years in the NFL at one of the most punishing positions in football has left damage not even Gash can fully calibrate. Still, he not only believes in the fullback position strategically but in a profound sense that it embodies the core of the game. And as the father of seven children – six of them boys and five still in the house – he still believes football can be played safely with recent rule … [Read more...] about “Put in da fullback!” (part 2): Former PSU FB Sam Gash on 22 years in NFL, memory loss and a lasting friendship with Bill Parcells