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CREATING AN ALZHEIMER'S CARE TEAM

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 -- When my mother was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, my father embraced the role of a “solo” caregiver. In one of our many phone conversations he explained, “Your mother was there for me during my drinking years (He was a recovering alcoholic.), now it’s my turn to be there for her.” His rationale made perfect sense, but a few years after the diagnosis it became clear that he would need help to care for my mother. In fact, he needed an entire team to care for her.

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GETTING REALISTIC ABOUT GETTING MOVING

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 -- Making resolutions is easy, but like most things in life, consistent follow through is what creates results and sustains positive change. People of all ages and abilities benefit from being more active. Here are some strategies to help you stick with your physical activity goals after New Year’s resolutions begin to fade and old habits resume.

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LOW-VISION TECHNOLOGY FAIRS SET FOR OCT. 16, OCT. 17 IN ALBANY AND SARATOGA

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 -- The Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany (NABA) will host its ninth annual Low-Vision Technology Fairs on Oct. 16, 2017 at St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church (440 Whitehall Road, Albany) and Oct. 17, 2017 at the Saratoga Springs City Center (522 Broadway) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2017 SHARES NEW RESEARCH DISCOVERIES

Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 -- The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® 2017 (AAIC®) is the largest international meeting dedicated to advancing dementia science. Each year, AAIC unites the world’s leading researchers, next generation investigators, clinicians and the care research community to share discoveries in research that will lead to methods of prevention and treatment, and improvements in diagnosis for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. This past July more than 5,000 scientists from 63 countries gathered in London. Here are a few highlights from the reports that were presented.

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WHAT DO FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND FISH HAVE TO DO WITH YOUR BRAIN?

Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 -- Everything! 

A brain-healthy diet reduces your risk for stroke by lowering the cholesterol that can lead to plaque build-up in your arteries. Nutritious foods can also lower the plaque’s ability to form clots that can break off and cause blockages. And, a brain-healthy diet can help reduce your blood pressure. And a healthy diet can also reduce your blood pressure, which can reduce strain on your blood vessels and the resulting inflammation.

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FIVE FITNESS OPTIONS FOR SENIORS

Thursday, July 27, 2017 -- After she retired from a decades-long administrative career, Joann decided to take a water aerobics class at her local YMCA. She knew the low-impact exercise would be good for her heart, but she was surprised at how much it improved her balance.

"I used to wobble a lot when I changed into my swimsuit," she said, "I would have to hold on to the locker door or sit down on the bench to change, but after just a few weeks of class I noticed I could easily balance on one foot to put the suit on or take it off. My legs feel so much stronger, it’s unbelievable."

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