Influence Elderly Food Consumption Using the Delboeuf Illusion

Delboeuf Illusion

Use the Delboeuf Illusion to influence elderly food consumption? If you are not familiar, the Delboeuf illusion is an optical illusion of relative size perception. The best-known image exemplifying this illusion is two circles of identical size placed near to each other. One is surrounded with another circle. The Delboeuf […] Read more »

4 Tips for Managing Depression in a Loved One with Dementia

As any veteran caregiver can attest to, dementia has a nasty way of making a difficult situation even more challenging. So, when you combine dementia and depression together in a single elderly loved one, it can be especially hard for a concerned family member to know how to make things […] Read more »

The Promising New Surgery for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s

If the human brain is a subway, then the issues caused by Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s are damaged tracks and broken down trains preventing neurological “commuters” from carrying their messages throughout the body. As with any type of travel congestion, such interruptions have a snowball effect, according to Paul Larson, M.D., […] Read more »

Senior Living Expert Panel: Top 6 Predictions for 2014

1. Technology in Senior Living and Healthcare From wearable sensors, which can help with fall prevention and chronic disease management, to wireless communication and alert systems, technology is already revolutionizing senior care as we know it, and the trend is poised to continue. “Very soon, we’re going to find ourselves serving a […] Read more »

Seven Fun Activities for Seniors with Alzheimer’s

Seniors with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia need activities, stimulation and exercise. While keeping busy won’t necessarily alleviate symptoms or stave off the progression of this deadly disease, it can help ward off depression and vastly improve the quality of life of someone suffering from Alzheimer’s. What activities can […] Read more »

Fighting Memory Loss

ConsumerLab.com® January 5, 2014 Vitamin E Helps Alzheimer’s Patients — A new study suggests that high-dose vitamin E can help people with Alzheimer’s disease retain their ability to perform activities of daily living (such as dressing) for several months longer than those given placebo, reducing caregiver time. A similar dose […] Read more »