The article speaks about how a group of researchers are challenging the notion that cognitive activities, especially later in life, help reduce the chances of dementia and Alzheimer’s. The researches performed a comparative analysis of several studies on the topic and echoed both skepticism and optimism at the same time. While researchers in the group […]
Diseases that fall under the dementia umbrella, like Alzheimer’s, can breed despair – for both caregivers and those affected by the disease. So what hope do we have for individuals suffering from some form of dementia? What can we do or give them that can impact their quality of life in a meaningful way?
Dementia and Alzheimer’s are more understood than they used to be, which means that there are a lot more treatments and care options than even thirty years ago. However, memory loss and the diagnosing process can still be devastating for the patient and his or her family, and some people prefer more natural remedies. But […]
The article speaks about how it is World Alzheimer’s Day and what advances have been made in the fight against the disease. In short, the article does underscore that no cure has been found and in fact, the disease is still not fully understood by those who are developing pharmaceuticals to combat the condition. According […]
As interest grows and funding increases for brain science research, it is sometimes hard to make sense of it all. I thought it would be useful to do a very brief overview of three basic concepts in neuroscience which underlie the field of brain research.
The article speaks about work being done by doctors and researchers in the illness of dementia. This article centers on the practice of life story work. Life story work involves working with those suffering with dementia to record their past and present lives, along with their thoughts and aspirations for the future. According to the […]
Dementia is a healthcare crisis on the rise. Millions of people with dementia do not have access to necessary treatments. Millions more have yet to be diagnosed, and the condition is thought to be on the rise. Traditionally, medical specialists handle the care of dementia patients. Medical specialists are an impediment to progress, however, due […]
Nearly forty-million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and the effects of the disease on the patients and their caregivers varies from case to case. However, with recent advances in medicine, doctors are now able to test, at the request of the patient, an individual’s personal risk for developing Alzheimer’s. The results could weigh heavily […]
Alzheimer’s disease, a traumatizing disease that destroys the neuro systems associated with memory. Devastating to the loved ones around the victim of this vicious disease. Recent studies are showing that one’s diet can be a major contributing factor to their risk of having Alzheimer’s in the future. The study claims that a western diet from […]