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...]

Obesity leads to brain tissue loss

More bad news on the obesity problem. It is not only your heart that suffers from the extra pounds, it's your brain as well. American researchers who initially looked at the cardiovascular effects of … [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...]

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...]

Your brain needs good cholesterol, too!

It is well-known that high blood cholesterol levels are not good for the heart. Is is also quite known that high levels of low-density lipoproteins (LDL) - the bad type of cholesterol - can build up … [Read more...]

In the making: blood test for Alzheimer’s disease

Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease is often a problematic process. Over the years, the field of biotechnology has tried to come up with screening and testing methods that can help identify this disease. … [Read more...]

Hope and Help for the Holidays

It's October and according to some retailers, the holidays begin now. I don’t listen to the marketing hype, but when I am hosting Thanksgiving dinner (which I am not this year), I start thinking … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s Disease Information for Patients and Families

With millions of people around the world caught in its grasp, Alzheimers is a disease whose implications are still being felt. Sneaking in and slowing removing a person's ability to recall, function … [Read more...]

Dementia, Alzheimer’s, the Elderly and Sex (part 3)

Okay, this is my last post on the whole dementia, Alzheimer's and sex subject. But this subject really has me thinking about the rights of people with dementia. Is a 14 or 15 year old any more able … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s Disease and Incontinence

Yesterday, we talked about the fact that incontinence and Alzheimer's disease are companions. Today, I want us to investigate incontinence a little deeper. We'll look at types of incontinence and … [Read more...]

You Know it is Time To Stop Driving When

You've been thinking about it, but you are not sure if it's really time to take the car keys from your loved one who has Alzheimer's disease.  Below is a list to help you make the decision, but in the … [Read more...]

Civil rights for Alzheimer’s patients

Do Alzheimer's patients have civil rights? Of course, they do. But what are they? How do they get them? In the area of civil rights, they are under a double or triple cloud. Last month the Alzheimer's … [Read more...]

For the elderly, Alzheimer’s is not the only problem

One reason why Alzheimer's disease is so difficult to treat, and sometimes even to identify, is that its symptoms can be caused by other diseases. Earlier I mentioned that, besides Alzheimer's, my … [Read more...]

Your brain could be diseased, but that might be okay

An article published in Neurology, December 11, 2007, suggests that more than 85% of older Americans have some form of brain disease, even if they have no symptoms. In other words, you can have the … [Read more...]

Looking into my grandmother’s eyes

I'm not a professional Alzheimer's caregiver. I'm a grandson. I've been recognized for my work in taking care for my grandmother at a home health conference, but I've never formally studied the … [Read more...]

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