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3 months ago

Housing Options For older adults who need more assistance 2

Royce Shook · Housing is limited for older people needing financial assistance, so it pays to plan. For those with savings, the broad range of housing options may include some built-in care. · For older adults who need more assistance · The village model. This concept lets people remain in the ...

4 months ago

Healthy Brain habits 1

Royce Shook · What habits are good for the brain? · Exercise regularly. Stay physically active. · Get plenty of sleep to help manage stress, sleep plays an important role in your brain health. · Eat a Mediterranean diet or any healthy diet. · Stay mentally active and find ways to stimulate you ...

5 months ago

The Earths population put into perspective

Royce Shook · The number one and main thing that should jump out at all of us is the percentage of people in the world that live to be over 65! · Meaning - If you are reading this and are over 65, then you and I ARE one of a very few fortunate people! · THE EARTH’S POPULATION STATISTICS PUT IN ...

9 months ago

Dementia Medical Myths 10-11

Royce Shook · 10. All people with dementia become aggressive · In some cases, people with dementia might find it increasingly hard to make sense of the world around them. This confusion can be frustrating, and some individuals might respond to the emotions in an angry manner. However, this is ...

9 months ago

Dementia Medical Myths 7-9

Royce Shook · 7. Memory loss always signifies dementia · Although memory loss can be an early symptom of dementia, it does not necessarily signify the start of this condition. Human memory can be unpredictable, and we all forget things occasionally. However, if memory loss is interfering with ...

9 months ago

Dementia Medical Myths 4-6

Royce Shook · 4. Dementia only affects older adults · Age is a risk factor for dementia, but dementia can affect younger adults in rare cases. Some scientists estimate that, in people aged 30–64 years, 38–260 people in 100,000 — equivalent to 0.038–0.26% — develop early-onset dementia. · In th ...

9 months ago

Dementia Medical Myths 1 -3

Royce Shook · Medical myths: All about dementia written by Tim Newman on September 21, 2020 — Fact checked by Zia Sherrell, MPH · In our Medical Myths series, we approach medical misinformation head-on. Using expert insight and peer-reviewed research to wrestle fact from fiction, MNT brings cl ...

10 months ago

Dementia Tests

Royce Shook · Cognitive dementia tests · Experts established the dementia tests that doctors currently use in the 1970s. A doctor may ask questions such as: · What is your age? · What is the time, to the nearest hour? · What is your address? · What is the year? · What is your date of birth? · ...

10 months ago

Dementia Types

Royce Shook · There are several types of dementia. They include but are not limited to the following. · Alzheimer’s disease · Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for 70–80%Trusted Source of cases. In Alzheimer’s disease, “plaques” and “tangles” develop in and b ...

10 months ago

Dementia risk factors

Royce Shook · Study identifies 10 factors linked to Alzheimer’s risk written by James Kingsland on March 1, 2022 — Fact checked by Hannah Flynn · A new study appearing in The Lancet Digital Health finds links between health conditions and Alzheimer’s risk. The study was an observational study ...

1 year ago

What is the Mind diet? Part One

Royce Shook · I have lost some friends to Alzheimer's and am aware of what the disease does to a person, so any opportunity to stop or slow the disease down is important. The USA News and World Report ran a story on a diet that helps slow down this disease. It is below · The MIND diet takes tw ...

2 years ago

Lets get Physical

Royce Shook · The following is from an email I received from the Alzheimer's Association · Given the increasing incidence of cognitive impairment and dementia, further understanding of modifiable factors contributing to increased health span is crucial. Extensive literature provides evidence t ...

2 years ago

World Alzheimer's Day

Royce Shook · World Alzheimer's Day takes place on 21 September and is part of World Alzheimer's Month. This year, they are talking about dementia – and urging everyone to join in the conversation by becoming Dementia Friends. · World Alzheimer’s Day takes place every year on 21 September. It ...

2 years ago

Review: Reversing Alzheimer’s: How to Prevent Dementia and Revitalize Your Brain

Norm Goldman · Title: Reversing Alzheimer’s: How to Prevent Dementia and Revitalize Your Brain · Author: Dr. Timothy J. Smith · ISBN: 978-1-7350480-2-4 · Publisher: Hidden Path Publishers · Without a doubt, Alzheimer’s disease is the affliction of aging that alarms us the most. According to th ...

3 years ago

What conditions can be linked to oral health?

Royce Shook · Yesterday I said the Mayo Clinic made a link between oral hygiene and health so I need to expand on that idea. Certain medications — such as decongestants, antihistamines, painkillers, diuretics and antidepressants — can reduce saliva flow. Saliva washes away food and neutralizes ...

4 years ago

Expert Consensus Statement on Brain Health 2009 Stanford University

Royce Shook · One of our most popular workshops is on Memory and Ageing. As we age, we feat that we will lose some or all of our mental abilities and we will lose our independence as a result. If we forget something we worry, we worry that our forgetfulness is perhaps the onset of dementia or ...

4 years ago

The best blogs for Alzheimer's information

Royce Shook · Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and affects more than 5 million people in the United States. After diagnosis, many people with Alzheimer's and their families turn to the Internet for information on what to expect in the upcoming years. Alzheimer's blogs can help t ...

4 years ago


Royce Shook · One of the things I've learned is that one should never underestimate the profound resiliency of the human spirit, nor how swiftly things can change for the better, often overnight. · I have a friend who I have talked about here who has been told he had Vascular Dementia and that ...

4 years ago

November is caregivers month, did you know?

Royce Shook · I give workshops on care for the caregivers as well as advocacy for patients and they fill an important role for those charged with caring or advocating for those who need extra help. This post was a result of reading a post by "A Place for Mom" who provides and · honours family ...

4 years ago

More on Alzheimer's

Royce Shook · Risk factors · According to the Alzheimer's Association, age is the primary risk factor for developing Alzheimer's. · From the age of 65, the risk of developing Alzheimer's doubles every 5 years. By age 85, a person has a 50 percent chance of developing Alzheimer's. · Another ris ...

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