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3 months 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 ...

10 months 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

2 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 ...

3 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 ...

3 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 ...

3 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 ...

3 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 ...

3 years ago

What are the signs of early-onset Alzheimer's?

Royce Shook · Published in Medical News Today on Fri 22 June 2018 and written by Jenna Fletcher, and reviewed by Timothy J. Legg, Ph.D., CRNP · This article is of interest to me because I had two close friends who were inflicted with early-onset Alzheimer’s and they died within 3 years of cont ...

4 years ago

Financial literacy prevents financial abuse and fraud

Royce Shook · Canada is one of the first countries working to create a focused financial literacy strategy for its older citizens. While some countries have developed general financial education materials for seniors, much of the focus to date in Canada and internationally has been on preventi ...

4 years ago

Learning Music as a Boomer/Senior

Royce Shook · We were deep in conversation, about this and that and the discussion drifted to music and creating music. I was asked how my son and his band were doing, and then the questions became focused on the skills involved in creating music, one of the questions asked was “how do people ...

4 years ago


Donald 🐝 Grandy PN · I have a close relationship with Alzheimer's Disease because it has effected members of my immediate family and extended family during the past 30 years. I'm not paranoid, but Alzheimer's is never far from my thoughts. I am one of four siblings and we are very blessed to have goo ...

4 years ago

Apple Cider Vinegar.

Donald 🐝 Grandy PN · What are the health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar?  · There are many benefits of apple cider vinegar and apple cider vinegar is fantastic for all sorts of ailments, however, not because of it's nutritional content, but from the ability to acidify the body. It will also help in ...

4 years ago

Signs, signs, everywhere the signs

Royce Shook · A study (2009) found that dementia prevalence (total number of cases) increased with age: 10 percent of those age 65 to 80, 13.5 percent at 80 to 84 years; 30.8 percent at 85 to 89 years; 39.5 percent at 90 to 94 years; and 52.8 percent among those older than 94. Prevalence was 2 ...

4 years ago

More on Alzheimers

Royce Shook · The Alzheimer Society of Canada has some good information and if you know someone who is or think you know someone who is suffering you should take a look at their website. Like many, I had not thought very much about the disease as I did not know anyone who was suffering from it ...

4 years ago

“Women and Alzheimer's disease: The Caregiver's Crisis

Royce Shook · I had two friends who died of Alzheimer complications, so this is important to me. To watch a person you know well, slip away from themselves and you is devastating to all those involved. Caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease need our support and our help. · The results ...

4 years ago

Are you Caregiving someone with Dementia?

Royce Shook · The following is from McGill University, and it is interesting reading if you are caring for someone who has Dementia. I had two friends who had early onset Alzheimer and it was a devastating blow to their family and friends. It was painful watching the people I had known for ove ...

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