Support groups are a frequently used resource by those who live with or are affected by dementia. However, some may be hesitant about joining a group. Taking closer at this valuable resource can help you discover how it can make a difference for you or someone you know. What is a support group? Support groups
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month! Learn about one the most of the important organs that also plays a critical role in how we age—the brain. Check out these fun brain facts and suggestions on what you can do to stay mind fit. Your brain is about 2% of your overall body weight
Navigating your loved one’s cognitive changes can be a challenging road to walk, but the following steps can help ease the caregiving journey ahead. Assess Your Loved One’s Needs First, determine what types of help or care your loved one may need. Each person’s health needs vary, but there are certain conditions or symptoms
We’re pleased to share the newly released Report on Aging in Orange County created by the Orange County Strategic Plan for Aging (OCSPA). The report maps the system of senior support available in the County, while analyzing data available in four key areas related to older adults: disability, digital divide, food insecurity, and social isolation.
March 8, 2022 The Walk4ALZ & Run4ALZ is Orange County’s largest Alzheimer’s walk and 5K. Every year, thousands come together at Angel Stadium to raise funds, awareness and enjoy a day of family fun. Keep the following in mind to prepare for the big day and if you haven’t already sign up here. 1. Turn
February 18, 2022 Caregivers may not have the time or energy to set traditional goals for themselves, but repeating encouraging affirmations can be a simple yet powerful tool for self-encouragement. Take a moment to sit in your favorite chair, read through this list, perhaps over a cup of coffee or tea, and remember to breathe!
Brought to you by Irvine Clinical Research By Dr. Dung Trinh It rained today. It rained all last night. I enjoyed the sound of rain so much that I actually pulled it into my dream last night. In my dream, I was on the rooftop of a parking structure - enjoying the rain and soaking
Holidays can bring mixed feelings for the caregivers and their loved ones. OptionB.org summarizes these conflicting emotions in the following quote: “For people who have experienced a big change, traditions can be a source of comfort–or a painful reminder of what they’ve lost.” Why are holidays difficult for individuals with cognitive change? New sights, sounds
May 2021 Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia can be challenging, but learning how you can develop resiliency can help. See what lessons you can learn from Dr. Miriam Galindo’s Developing Resiliency presentation from our Fill Your Cup: Caregiver Strategies for 2021 caregiver conference. Developing Resiliency is critical for caregivers Unchecked
Learn about the impact food can have on brain health and what kind of foods can contribute to a healthy mind in this article. Originally published in Village Breeze magazine and written in collaboration with Laguna Woods Village Social Services. Learn more about our MindFit OC brain health programs, events and more here or