Alzheimer’s or Other Dementia Increases Likelihood of Chronic Conditions

People with Alzheimer’s or other dementia’s have twice as many hospital stays per year as other older people. Almost two- thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women. Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s or other dementia’s are more likely than those without dementia to have other chronic conditions. • More than 85 percent of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia’s have one or more other chronic conditions. • Cardiovascular diseases are common chronic conditions among people with

Alzheimer’s or Other Dementia Increases Likelihood of Chronic Conditions

People with Alzheimer’s or other dementia’s have twice as many hospital stays per year as other older people. Almost two thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women. Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s or other dementia’s are more likely than those without dementia to have other chronic conditions. More than 85 percent of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia’s have one or more other chronic conditions. Cardiovascular diseases are common chronic conditions among people with Alzheimer’s: –

Live Brain Healthy – Improve Overall Health and Memory

My practice is dedicated to promoting the health of my patients through education on how to improve their brain health with nutrient rich food choices, exercise and well-being. Food Choices and Exercise I advocate maintaining an ideal body weight with a simple plan, choose fresh ingredients; avoid simple sugars; consume whole grains (nothing processed), and avoid fast foods. Beginning any new program can be challenging but it is worth it when you feel the results.

Dementia-Friendly Communities

Building dementia friendly communities in Illinois holds significant importance to the families and persons living with dementia. It is estimated that 220,000 people in Illinois have dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease and by 2025 the number will increase by 18% to 260,000 people. Too often, people living with dementia and their caregivers feel alone, isolated and unable to participate or engage in activities they have always loved. Dementia friendly communities have committed to working with

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

It’s very difficult when your loved one has been diagnosed with Dementia because there are so many questions surrounding that news. And now you find yourself in the position of caregiver which can be difficult and overwhelming especially if you’re still working and have a family. One of the most important things to remember is you’re not alone. In 2017, 16 million caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia’s provided an estimated

Do What You Love on the Longest Day

The Longest Day is all about love. Love for all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. On the summer solstice, June 21, 2018, participants will team up to do an activity they love – or an activity loved by those affected – to help end Alzheimer’s. What people do on The Longest Day is up to them! This is a way to honor someone living or lost to the disease by selecting one of their favorite