Posts Tagged Alzheimer’s disease
This video is from You-tube, and was posted by a group called Human Kind. Human Kind posts really terrific stories about real people. This one, is about a husband and wife both in a long-term care facility. The wife has Alzheimer’s and the husband visits her when he can. He continues to love, and be devoted to her even when she doesn’t remember him. It is very touching.
Did you know a company from Europe is working towards a vaccine that targets Alzheimer’s? It is just a matter of time, and there will be a breakthrough for this disease. If you want to read more about this, see the site below.
Do you have anyone in your life who has dementia or Alzheimer’s? On This American Life podcast, you will hear the story of a family who has decided to venture into the world of Alzheimer’s disease on grandma’s terms. Instead of trying to bring her into reality, they are attempting to live in, and play out her reality. It is an interesting story.
Glen Campbell, a musician was diagnosed with Alzheimers a few years ago. A documentary on his story was filmed as he did a “goodbye tour” for his fans. This is just a brief interview with National Public Radio, but it is fascinating. Glenn Campbell was able to be open about his disease with his loved ones and even had humor during the initial stages. Unfortunately, Mr. Campbell is currently in a long-term care facility, but he still can play guitar better than many. For more, please listen to this interview on NPR.
A mother who has Alzheimer’s remembers her daughter Kelly- if just for a moment. This is a short, but sweet video.
Current research says that a lack of Vitamin D in your diet means you might be at greater risk for dementia. According to this article, a diet high in Vitamin D may reduce your risk for dementia. I know many people who say they rarely drinking milk as an adult. Many people shy away from fatty foods like cheese. But, according to this article, make sure you get enough of Vitamin D! Being out in the sun will also help, but remember to limit your exposure. Overall, having a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, spending time outdoors and keeping your mind stimulated is all necessary to maintain a youthful mind. Some sources of Vitamin D are: Fish (especially salmon and tuna), milk, fortified cereal, pork, eggs, mushrooms, beef liver and ricotta cheese!