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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

Money depends on precision; on exact amounts being paid by specific times, often in specific ways. Dementia patients can be stumped by these tasks.  Financial management can be one of the first things to deteriorate in people with dementia. People with dementia struggle to count change. Have trouble operating ATM machines. Are often confused when […]

Study Finds Greater Public Awareness Still Needed About Dementia

One of the problems with Dementia is lack of public awareness of the truth about it. This stands as a great impediment to helping individuals with dementia as it impedes understanding and finding out solutions to this issue. A study done by the lead researcher Monica Cations in associations with Flinders University in South Australia […]

Eye Conditions Provide New Lens Screening for Alzheimer’s Disease

Cognitive disorders are on the rise, and one of the problems with them is how difficult they can be to diagnose early. Alzheimer’s Disease doesn’t yet have an effective treatment, but doctors can help ease some early symptoms, or even help patients manage risk factors, if the condition can be detected at an early stage […]

Intensive Blood Pressure Control Reduces Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment

Medical research has uncovered a connection between hypertension and some forms of dementia. Some patients with mild cognitive impairment saw a very significant improvement in their cognitive symptoms when their doctors pursued aggressive measures in lowering the patient’s blood pressure. This is the first evidence that makes this connection. The study looked at a random […]

Home Safety Checklist for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease, as well as other forms of cognitive decline, can cause a person to be disoriented, confused, lost, and a danger to themselves. It is vital to secure your home and protect those living there who may have any cognitive impairments to make them more comfortable. There are a few steps you can take […]

Brain Study Paves Way for Therapy for Common Cause of Dementia

As people live longer thanks to modern medical science, that same long life is leaving them around long enough for diseases and conditions to develop that once they would have passed on prior to succumbing to. Dementia is a key disease for the elderly, robbing patients of their mental faculties and the ability to function […]