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February 8, 2017
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Games, crafts and other activities may help safeguard the brain
Simple activities such as going online, playing bridge or socializing may help keep our brains healthy as we age into our 70s and beyond, new research says. Benefits were greatest in computer users and in those without a gene variation linked with Alzheimer's disease, but even among seniors with that trait, mental decline that sometimes precedes dementia was less common among those who engaged in mind-stimulating activities. The researchers noted that although the results don’t prove the activities were responsible, they do support the idea that mental engagement is good for brain health.

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Rivet Revolution supports the fight against Alzheimer’s disease
For every three Rivet Revolution bands you purchase during the month of February, you’ll receive a fourth band to give to an Alzheimer's caregiver in your life. In addition, Rivet Revolution will donate $10 from every bracelet sold to the Alzheimer's Association to help fund research and support for caregivers through Part the Cloud and Hilarity for Charity.
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People living with dementia may sometimes repeat statements and questions
A person living with Alzheimer's or another dementia may do or say something over and over — like repeating a word, question or activity — or undo something that has just been finished. In most cases, he or she is probably looking for comfort, security and familiarity. People with dementia who ask questions repeatedly may be trying to express a specific concern, ask for help or cope with frustration, anxiety or insecurity.
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