Newer considerations in the care of people with Alzheimer’s disease
**Please note this presentation topic has changed** "Newer considerations in the care of people with Alzheimer’s disease" Having or caring for a loved-one with dementia can create a flood of emotions and challenges. While we always want to prevent dementia, even slowing its progression can improve the quality of life for both the person with dementia and their carers. The good news is that actions which prevent dementia are the same ones which can slow its progress. Even more importantly, these actions are simple and have beneficial impacts on physical health as well. Healthy eating, physical activity, social interactions and a sense of purpose in life are all effective ways of preventing and slowing dementia not to mention improving quality of life at all stages. While such recommendations may sound rather mundane, there is now a large body of evidence which explains how these lifestyle factors have a direct impact on the brain. Sometimes the simplest interventions are the best interventions.