The number of people reporting cognitive impairment issues in their families is rising. This is good since treatments started earlier can help manage symptoms and improve outcomes. Spotting a family member that is having trouble remembering or showing periods of confusion, means we are paying attention to our older family members. Self-reporting of memory problems […]
There are almost 40 million Americans caring for an adult loved one and yet caregiving can be an isolating and lonely experience. And because it is often done out of sight of other people, it is easy to get burnt out.
Alzheimer’s disease causes a decline in brain function that affects the ability to handle daily tasks. Past studies have noted a link between depression and Alzheimer’s. But how this link happens is still a mystery. The one thing we do know is that those who suffer Alzheimer’s have large amyloid beta deposits in their brains. […]
An effective treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease continues to elude medicine. So does a cure. The condition of neurodegenerative diseases are hard to accurately diagnose. Creating medications that target the brain effectively is even more difficult since the human body has filters and other biological blocks on the the blood that circulates through the brain. But […]
You may find that your mom or dad is misplacing items more frequently. They could also be deliberately hiding things and then forgetting where they put them. This can lead to frustration for both you and them.
New medical research reveals that dementia and other cognitive mental changes can be directly influenced by lifestyle habits, often habits that form when we’re children and persist as we age. The researchers found that more than a third of diagnosed dementia might have been prevented if the patients had pursued lifestyle changes to enhance their […]
Over five million American citizens are estimated to have Alzheimer’s Disease at a stage where they’re displaying symptoms. Another five million likely have it in an early form, where they’re not able to be diagnosed because they haven’t shown signs there’s a growing cognitive problem. Alzheimer’s Disease remains a major cause of death for the […]
One of the big changes for individuals as they age is the question of continuing to drive. When is the right time to stop? Not being able to drive is a big change in an individual’s life, particularly when you know the change is going to be permanent. Giving up your driver’s license might be […]
Diabetes and Alzheimers are two seemingly unrelated diseases, until recently. Research conducted on a popular diabetes drug has spawned a stunning discovery. According to Brain Research, a drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes could bring significant relief to patients who suffer from Alzheimers disease. The study used mice with human genetic mutations in […]
Alzheimer’s Disease is named not for the first confirmed patient, but for the doctor that initially identified it. A German woman who was experiencing significant cognitive impairment was examined by Dr. Alzheimer in the early 20th century. After her death, Dr. Alzheimer autopsied her and identified the characteristic plaque on her brain medical research continues […]