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In functional medicine, Alzheimer’s disease is often referred to as type 3 diabetes because studies show that glucose intolerance leads to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. Elevations in blood sugar levels may negatively affect memory and brain function, even in non-diabetic patients. http://www.theivey.com/2017/03/23/a-closer-look-at-cognitive-function-and-nutrition/
In this week's blog post, Lynn Ivey asks if we can find insightful similarities between the season's fluctuating weather and the adventure of families caring for loved ones living with dementia. http://www.theivey.com/blog/
Your morning cup of joe may have effects that reach beyond getting you alert and ready for the day. http://www.theivey.com/2017/03/15/caffeine-may-prevent-alzheimers-and-other-dementias/
Research finds distinctive language deficits in people with mild cognitive impairment, a precursor to dementia. http://www.theivey.com/2017/03/11/long-winded-speech-could-be-early-sign-of-alzheimers-disease-says-study/
Lynn's latest blog post shines a light on just how awesome The Ivey team is -- and how much we all need a team to count on in our life! http://www.theivey.com/blog/
Using data from 2,457 people, average age 72, who were part of a study, researchers found that those with a "new habit" of excessive slumber were at a greater risk of all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s. http://www.theivey.com/2017/03/03/prolonged-sleep-may-be-early-warning-sign-of-dementia/
David Cassidy, who watched his grandfather and mother battle dementia, is now living with the disease. http://people.com/celebrity/david-cassidy-dementia/?xid=socialflow_facebook_peoplemag
Caregiving for someone with Alzheimer’s is hard, no matter who you are. Here's one young woman's story. http://www.theivey.com/2017/02/16/a-young-caregiver-speaks-up/
Happy Monday! Too soon to be thinking about taking a break? Not at all, according to Lynn's latest blog post. http://www.theivey.com/blog/
Good News! The story about The Ivey's favorite resident crooner, John Leon Lewis, will be re-broadcast this Thursday night at 8:00pm on UNC-TV's "NC Now" show. Check it out or DVR it! http://www.unctv.org/content/ncnow/schedule
Lynn Ivey's first blog post since the holidays is at once personal, moving, and reflective of the love that exists here at The Ivey. http://www.theivey.com/blog/
The Ivey's amazing Art Therapist, Lela Kometiani, used molding paste today to put layers and texture on canvas. Then she had our members paint on top of it. It was really beautiful and such a cool process. This unique approach also helped our members with vision impairment by giving the canvas more definition.