Healthy Brain, Healthy Heart
FirstCare Nursing Homes is an Irish-owned nursing home group committed to providing residential care services for older adults and frail patients for over 14 years. In this interview, Jane Bryne, the project coordinator for dementia care, discusses improving brain and heart health. How are the brain and heart connected? The brain and heart are two…
Keeping Brains Healthy Across the Lifespan: Is It Really As Easy As Counting to 5?
Research over the last 20 years on the impact of lifestyle on brain health indicates that how people live each day can strongly influence the delay and potential prevention of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. To appreciate the full weight of these findings, the World Alzheimer’s Report 2014 estimates that if dementia is delayed for just…
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Worldwide, there are at least 44.4 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia’s. Dementia is a non-communicable disease and one of the main health challenges for the elderly in continents such as Africa and Asia. The current health systems of these continents are not designed to…