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Living in the Now With Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's disease, photograph by hands by Cristian Newman

Photograph by Cristian Newman

Living in the present moment has benefits far beyond helping you enjoy the beauty and bounty of life; it can also help prevent the onslaught of Alzheimer’s disease

Why do people with Alzheimer’s forget their immediate loved ones — the most precious people in their lives? It’s because Alzheimer’s affects the parts of the brain that deal with recent memory. But what if we better understood the emotional components of this devastating disease, would we be able to actually prevent someone from getting this disease? To answer that question, let’s start by exploring the role “living in the now” and how it plays in our human experience.

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