Lifelong Learning Helps to Keep the Brain Active and Healthy

Many studies have indicated that activities which engage the mind may help slow the development of Alzheimers disease and its symptoms. As you age, it can be easy to fall into a routine that does not foster brain activity through engaging activities or trying new things. Below are some ways you can avoid the dullness of the day-to-day routine and instead find opportunities that foster creativity, growth, and learning, all of which are ways to keep your mind active and healthy. Pick up a new … [Read more...]

Creating a care-life balance

The theme for the 2015 National Family Caregivers month is Respite: Care for the Caregivers, which brings the focus of caregiving to the caregiver, and the importance of taking care of oneself while also prioritizing the needs of another person. Being a caregiver often means putting self care on the back burner, but we all know that by taking better care of oneself, we are better able to care for others. The Caregiver Action Network offers these 10 tips for family caregivers on how to make … [Read more...]