How To Care For Someone With Dementia



If a person is suffering from dementia they are losing their mental skills that will have an effect on their everyday life. Dementia is a gradually deteriorating condition that be brought about by … [Read more...]


Alzheimer’s Disease: Warning Signs, Prevention and Treatment



Alzheimer's disease is a serious condition that slowly destroys the brain. It begins by breaking down a person's short term memory and spreads to other brain functions. It spreads through the brain … [Read more...]


Caregivers deserve to have fun, too – here’s how



It is a sad fact but while people are partying and celebrating during the holiday season, some people are especially put under stress at this time of the year that can lead to burn out and depression. … [Read more...]


Heart over head: weak pumping linked to smaller brain



People are supposed to be rational and shouldn’t let their heart rule over their minds. But the human anatomy and physiology say otherwise: When the heart stops, brain damage and death follows. … [Read more...]


Interview with an Alzheimer’s expert Part III: The genetic component



My mother died of pneumonia at the age of 76 but she suffered from dementia during the last 10 years of her life. Doctors thought she had Alzheimer’s disease (AD) but since no autopsy was ever … [Read more...]


Interview with an Alzheimer’s Expert Part II: To be tested or not to be tested



Today, we will continue with our Q & A on Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) with Dr. Michael Rafii and ask about tests for AD. QUESTION: There are many experimental tests for Alzheimer’s but, there is … [Read more...]


Interview with an Alzheimer’s expert, Part I: How far are we from a treatment?



5.3 million Americans have AD and 1 person every 70 seconds is diagnosed with the disease. There are many questions that need to be addressed regarding this disease. We are pleased here at Battling … [Read more...]


Blood tests for neurological disorders



The hunt for biomarkers in the blood that can be used to screen for neurological disorders such as schizophrenia and dementia seems to be making headway. Two groups of researchers report about … [Read more...]


Alzheimer’s and your purpose in life



Do you have a purpose in life, a purpose that drives you to go on living and be healthy? For the young, this question is easy to answer. For the elderly, the answer to this question is not an easy … [Read more...]


Exercise your way away from dementia



As we grow older, we might experience mild cognitive impairment, which is basically a consequence of the aging process. Mild cognitive impairment, which usually starts at midlife, is defined as “an … [Read more...]


Memory loss is not necessarily dementia



When we see an elderly person who is confused or incoherent, we tend assume it has something to do with senility or dementia. Loss of memory is not necessarily a sign of dementia and senility is not … [Read more...]


Diet and Alzheimer’s disease



Low-fat, low-calorie diets are not only good for cardiovascular health. It may also delay the onset or progression of dementia. Many epidemiological studies have presented evidence that diet plays a … [Read more...]


Palliative care for patients with advanced dementia



When we hear the words "terminal disease,“ we always think of cancer. “Terminal cancer” is a term that everybody has heard before. But have you ever heart of the term “terminal dementia?” According … [Read more...]


Choosing a nursing home



When our mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 68, we didn’t know what to do. Coming from a culture which strongly believes that the young should take care of the aged, it was hard … [Read more...]


Pesticide exposure and Alzheimer’s



Can be pesticide exposure be a contributing factor in developing Alzheimer's disease. This could well be, a recent study reports. American researchers looked at 4,000 senior residents (aged 65 and … [Read more...]


Then and now: language skills and Alzheimer’s disease



Plaques and tangles in the brain are typical manifestations in people with Alzheimer's disease, as autopsies have shown. So how come some people with these brain features have dementia and some … [Read more...]


Can caffeine reverse memory decline?



Mornings aren't the same without a cup of coffee in hand. Whether it may be a broadsheet you have in front of you or your computer monitor, hold that coffee cup nice and tight because a new research … [Read more...]


Married at midlife: lowering your risk for dementia



Social life is important for patients with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, as many research studies have reported. A more recent study pinpointed something even more specific - that … [Read more...]


Fundraising for dementia research: a million for a million



When you think about companies giving to charity, you wouldn't think of a budget airline company as being among the generous, right? Wrong! easyJet, one of Europe's budget carrier has just announced … [Read more...]


Pain relievers: do they or do they not prevent Alzheimers?



Previous studies have reported that pain relievers such as the anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease. This study by American researchers, however, shows a … [Read more...]


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