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How to Handle Estate Planning for the Elderly with Dementia

Dementia is a disease that slowly degrades the mental functions and capacity of its victims. Persons with dementia do not only suffer short-and-long term memory loss; they also lose the ability to reason, understand, and carry out basic mental operations. It is a difficult condition to live with because it comes on slowly and the […]

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Study Links Aortic Stiffness With Lower Cerebral Blood Flow

Heart and cardiovascular problems are critical medical issues because everything the human body needs blood, and the oxygen that blood carries, to properly function. New research out of Vanderbilt University Medical Center has linked stiffening aortas to reduced blood flow through the brain’s cerebral blood vessels. It is thought this may play a role in […]

Liver Disease Drug Could Help Restore Cells Damaged by Alzheimer’s

A drug that is currently treating liver disease and has been for decades may also help those with Alzheimer’s. Sporadic and familial Alzheimer’s is known to be caused by a mitochondrial dysfunction, prior to the onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms. The mitochondria of the cell is often referred to as the powerhouse of the cell as […]

Could Different Cultures Teach Us Something About Dementia?

Dementia is a scary diagnosis.  Losing the ability to remember how to do everyday tasks, who people are and what you just did seems daunting and frightening.  In America we prize independence to the point that a Dementia diagnosis seems shameful like something you should hide.  But this attitude may be more harmful than the […]

Researchers Demonstrate Safe, Non-Invasive Way to Open Blood-Brain Barrier in Alzheimer’s Patients

The blood-brain barrier has long been an obstacle for modern medicine’s hopes to directly treat or affect the brain’s tissue. This is a natural defense the human body has to prevent substances passing from the blood stream that circulates through the brain’s blood vessels into the neural tissue. Normally, this prevents toxins or other ingested […]

The Cost of Dementia Care in 2018

A recent study by Northwest Mutual Insurance looked at caregivers and the costs associated with caregiving. Many Gen X and Mellennials will be asked to care for aging parents while at the same time raising families of their own.   If that care comes with a dementia diagnosis the cost and time of the caregiving greatly […]

People With Dementia and Financial Abuse – The Warning Signs and How To Avoid It

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