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It’s a universal human desire – we want to live as long as we have good quality of life. When our time draws near, we want to be consulted so we can die as we wish and not be a burden to our families.
Degenerative brain disease is the sixth leading cause of death in America, and the only one of the top 10 causes that can’t be prevented or cured. But all is not lost. Numerous studies show that by adopting certain lifestyle habits we can significantly reduce our risk of developing dementia.Reader’s Digest teamed with the Alzheimer’s Association to survey 1,600 people about their brain health and knowledge of how lifestyle habits affect cognitive decline and dementia.
Humans are hardwired to love stories; some of our favorites come from our grandparents. If you’ve ever wished your grandparents had written down their life stories, start writing yours. And if your parents are still around, help them write theirs. It may sound daunting – putting a whole lifetime on paper – but a fresh new crop of books make it easy and fun.
Carmen Davailus Buck creates magic with images helping us stand out in the world. She left her career as a nurse practitioner to document the lives of families impacted by dementia and authored Just See Me-Sacred Stories from the Other Side of Dementia. She is a consultant and photographer for businesses and individuals who want to leave a remarkable legacy. She uses photography as an Alzheimer's Advocate knowing less fear = more love, compassion and kindness.
Sherry Cormier, PhD is a psychologist, consultant and public speaker. Formerly on the faculty at the University of Tennessee and West Virginia University, she is the author of Counseling Strategies and Interventions for Professional Helpers and coauthor of Interviewing and Change Strategies for Helpers. She has co-written and co-produced more than 50 training videos for Cengage Learning. Her new book is Sweet Sorrow: Finding Enduring Wholeness After Loss and Grief.