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November 24, 2022
Tips for Enjoyable Holidays for Caregivers of Alzheimer’s Patients

The holiday season can be a difficult time for families with Alzheimer's. Even though it is typically a time for celebration, they may feel a sense of loss for how...

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Can Depression Increase the Risk of Dementia?
November 16, 2022
Can Depression Increase the Risk of Dementia?

Depression can affect people at any age, whereas dementia often affects older people. Depressive symptoms, particularly clinical depression, are a chief symptom of dementia, but they may also be a...

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Can Brain Training Help Prevent Dementia?
October 31, 2022
Can Brain Training Help Prevent Dementia?

Brain training involves various activities such as crosswords, puzzles, and customized video games to challenge and stimulate the brain. Some commercial game providers claim that brain training can help prevent...

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October 28, 2022
Games and Activities for Dementia Patients

Currently, there is no known cure for dementia, but some treatment options can help treat its symptoms and improve the quality of life. Researchers and pharmaceutical companies are exploring and...

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October 14, 2022
Does Smoking Increase the Risk of Dementia?

It is a well-known fact that smoking damages the heart and lungs. However, smokers and medical professionals intermittently pay less attention to how it can damage the brain. Smoking is...

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October 10, 2022
How to deal with your patient’s emotional state after Alzheimer’s diagnosis

Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer's affects a person psychologically and emotionally, disturbing their thoughts and responses. They might experience a wide range of emotions and may feel depressed or sometimes...

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September 20, 2022
Can CBD Treat Some Alzheimer’s Symptoms?

Cannabidiol (CBD) has gained popularity as a treatment for many ailments, from typical aches and pains to seizures. Now, some initial studies suggest that CBD may show promise in the...

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September 16, 2022
Care Options for Elderly Loved Ones With Alzheimer’s

People with Alzheimer’s will require more care as they go through the stages of the disease. One explanation is that medications used to treat the disease can not cure the...

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August 26, 2022
Can Coconut Oil Help with the symptoms of Alzheimer’s?

Some people have asserted that using coconut oil could help treat or even reverse Alzheimer's disease. These claims are due to a theory that brain cells in people with Alzheimer's...

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August 23, 2022
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Can It Cause Dementia?

What is traumatic brain injury? Traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from a sudden, external, violent blow to the head that damages the brain, disrupting normal brain functioning. TBI is a...

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August 15, 2022
What you should know about Alzheimer’s and Type 3 diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a health condition in which the body does not produce enough insulin (a hormone responsible for blood sugar regulation in the body) or cannot effectively use...

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July 20, 2022
Sleep changes in dementia: Why do people with dementia sleep a lot?

People with dementia usually spend a lot of time sleeping both during the day and night, especially in the late stages of the disease. The sleep pattern typically changes as...

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July 7, 2022
Make the Hospital Stay Easier for Your Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patient

Staying in a hospital can be an unpleasant experience for anyone, but it may specifically be hazardous for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Situations such as...

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June 14, 2022
How Technology Can Assist People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is frightening and overwhelming for both the patients and their caregivers. While people with Alzheimer’s may experience grave difficulties due to illness, caregivers often feel pressured and exhausted...

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May 5, 2022
Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA): Symptoms & Treatments

What is Posterior Cortical Atrophy? Posterior cortical atrophy (PCA), also known as Benson’s syndrome, is a rare degenerative brain and neurological disorder caused due to a gradual and progressive deterioration...

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April 22, 2022
What is Parkinson’s Disease Dementia?

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder of the central nervous system that affects an individual’s mobility and ability to perform regular activities. It typically occurs in older adults over...

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April 18, 2022
What to do if dementia patients stop eating?

People with dementia may experience difficulty eating, swallowing, and drinking as the disease progresses. Although this behavior can occur at any stage of the disease, it tends to be most...

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April 8, 2022
Strategies To Cope With Hallucinations & Delusions In Alzheimer’s & Dementia

As the brain undergoes complex changes, people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia often see, hear, or even smell non-existent things. These behavioral issues are known as...

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March 29, 2022
Everything You Need to Know About Vascular Dementia

Vascular dementia is the second most common cause of dementia in older adults after Alzheimer’s disease, accounting for approximately 15-20% of dementia cases. This disorder, also known as multi-infarct dementia,...

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March 25, 2022
Aducanumab Therapy for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Finding an effective treatment of Alzheimer’s, a devastating disease affecting about 6.2 million people in the US, is one of the primary goals of the research world. Scientists are trying...

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March 22, 2022
Congress announced $289 million increase in funding for Alzheimer’s research

Alzheimer’s disease is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., killing approximately 80,000 people each year. According to some estimates, 1 in 3 older people die due to...

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March 16, 2022
Lewy Body Dementia: Symptoms & Diagnosis

Lewy body dementia (LBD) affects over a million individuals in the United States. Many experts consider it the third most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia,...

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March 7, 2022
What part of the brain does Alzheimer’s affect?

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disorder that starts and develops gradually in older people. As it progresses, the brain undergoes several changes, affecting memory, language, and thinking skills. Brain shrinkage...

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February 25, 2022
Can Genetic Testing Determine Alzheimer’s Disease Risk?

Having a family history of Alzheimer’s disease might make you concerned about developing it yourself at an older age. In that case, you may want to undergo genetic testing to...

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February 17, 2022
Making the Home Safer

Some people with Alzheimer’s can live at home for a very long time, perhaps the rest of their lives. Others may need to be placed in assisted living, and caregivers...

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February 7, 2022
Ways to Slow the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia among older adults. Dementia is a progressive disorder of the brain characterized by a gradual loss of memory and cognitive functioning...

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February 3, 2021
Dementia May Cause Problems with Money Management Years Before Diagnosis

People with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias may start having trouble managing their finances several years before their diagnosis, according to new research supported by NIA. Published online in JAMA...

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February 3, 2021
The Best News of 2020

Thank you for being the only good thing to happen in 2020. My Father has Alzheimer’s and lives with me. I have been out of work for most of 2020...

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