According to Medical News Today, new research reveals that an existing liver drug can help treat Alzheimer's. Researchers from the University of Sheffield in the UK revealed that the existing drug improved mitochondrial function. Mitochondria provides cells the energy they need to grow and divide. Because Alzheimer's is such a widespread condition, researchers believe it is important to look at it from different angles and find better ways to treat it. Although there is much research to be done, this could be a step in the right direction for the future of Alzheimer's disease.
To read more about this drug and it's effects, visit medical news today.
Still Alice follows the story of Alice Howland, a renowned professor and mother of three. She is diagnosed with early on-set Alzheimer's shortly after her 50th birthday and the film shows the hardships that come along with the diagnosis. The movie raises awareness for caregivers who care for Alzheimer's patients as we see her family struggle in this role and with her disease. It is a poignant story worth watching by any caregiver.
On this last weekend of the summer, we hope you are able to savor some time with family and friends. We invite you to take a moment to relax and enjoy our stress relief photo and inspirational quote and share them with loved ones. This week's photo was taken looking down on the beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and the care you provide for our seniors. More caregivers are always needed as seniors in America are living longer. You can learn more about becoming a senior caregiver and apply for a job near you. We hope you have been enjoying the holiday weekend and have a great week.
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance
and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
Caregivers provide companionship and caregiving to seniors, and must remember to "care for the caregiver." We thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and caring for our seniors. This week's stress relief photo was taken at a farmers market in Chicago, Illinois. The abundance of fresh fruit is one of the wonderful and healthy things about summer. We invite you to take a moment to enjoy the photo and the inspirational quote and share them with loved ones. We hope you have a great week, and an enjoyable Labor Day weekend with family and friends.
"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet."
Holding the Net: Caring for My Mother on the Tightrope of Aging was written by Melanie Merriman and won the choice for best caregiving book of 2017. The memoir follows Merriam as she navigates the difficulties of caring for her mother. Even with her background as a former hospice consultant who studied aging, illness and the healthcare system, Melanie faces struggles. The book provides details about the effects of aging on the body and mind and how to make tough decisions when it comes to care. Merriman does a great job of telling her story and encouraging other to simply try their best.
This week's stress relief photo was taken during an early morning summertime walk in London, England. Please enjoy and feel free to share the photo and inspirational quote with loved ones. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and caring for our seniors. Senior care training assists caregivers to better manage a senior's care needs and manage caregiver stress. We hope have a great week.
"An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day."
-Henry David Thoreau
This week's app is Lotsa Helping Hands. This app helps caregivers and loved ones organize their care plans. You can build a communal calendar for everyone who is involved in caring for someone. It also allows you to post requests for support, whether its meals, rides or even visits. It also has a community of support where people can post well wishes and good thoughts.
Visit their website to learn more about the app, lotsahelpinghands.com
The millennial generation, born between 1980 and 2000, are often deemed irresponsible but recent reports state otherwise. According to AARP, millennials make up 25% of America's 40 million unpaid caregivers. That is 1 in four of those 40 million people. It's tough, as they are starting their young adult life while having to care for a parent. It is even harder for long-distance caregivers, living their own lives and having to travel to take care of loved ones. On top of this they also have a lot of debt and and they usually spend 27% of their income on care giving expenses.
To read more about this, visit forbes.com
We hope you are enjoying some of the long summer days. This week's stress relief photo was taken in Manchester, Connecticut. Caregiverlist invites you to enjoy the photo and share it with loved ones. At Caregiverlist we know the realities of caregiver stress. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and caring for our seniors. Please refer your friends to apply for part-time and full-time job positions on Caregiverlist.com and visit our career center for additional career tools. We hope you have a great week.
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."