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Alzheimer's Disease

Life After an Alzheimer's Diagnosis: Paliative Care and Hospice Explained

2016-09-22 17:57

Several years ago, I ran my very special group for the Alzheimer's Association that was for the person who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia AND their spouse, family members and caregivers. My goal throughout the many years that we met, was to educate and prepare everyone so that they could concentrate on making the most of their lives together instead of worrying what tomorrow would bring. No one in the group wanted to hear about hospice.

I think that for a lot of people, hospice means that someone is dying very soon.

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Natural remedy for brain health in old age: stay active earlier in life

2016-09-10 07:06

A new study has found moderately vigorous physical activity is associated with better cognition 25 years later.

Alzheimer's is a dreaded disease of old age with no cure. There is therefore a keen interest in trying to prevent this form of dementia.

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The Alzheimer's Disease Mortality Rate May Be Higher Than Officially Reported

2016-09-07 15:32

Studies show that Alzheimer’s disease may be killing more than 500,000 people in the United States each year, which would make Alzheimer’s disease the third leading killer behind heart disease and cancer. More than 5 million people have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. That number is expected to triple by 2050 with the aging of the “Baby Boom” generation if there are no significant medical breakthroughs until then.

Under-reporting of Alzheimer’s as a cause of death on death certificates is not a surprise to many Alzheimer’s experts.

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Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention You Must Start Right Now

2016-08-25 05:23

Do you believe that Alzheimer’s disease is inevitable? Think again, as neurologists are discovering that by following their recommended Alzheimer’s disease prevention tips, that you can greatly reduce the odds of suffering from this disease.

According to a recent Reuters’ Health Watch video, health experts on Alzheimer’s disease are advising the public that Alzheimer’s may actually be preventable―if you take the proper prevent

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What burning more calories can do for your brain

2016-03-15 17:06

Burning more calories isn't just good for the waistline. Did you know getting up and being active can also help prevent Alzheimer's. Here's what calorie burning can do for preventing Alzheimer's disease.

Findings published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease show people who engage in physical activities like dancing, gardening, swimming or jogging have more gray matter in the brain.

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Vascular Dementia is Not Alzheimer's Disease

2016-01-04 12:26

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, and there’s so much discussion about it that it’s easy to overlook the second most common one—vascular dementia. A recent report in Diabetes Care brought to light the importance of understanding vascular dementia, as it’s been shown that women with type 2 diabetes are at higher risk of developing this form of dementia—rather than Alzheimer’s—than are men.

First of all, dementia is not a disease—it is a group of symptoms that have a negative impact on cognitive functions

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How Pomegranates Help Fight Alzheimer's Disease

2015-12-20 13:23

Perhaps you have heard from previous studies that pomegranates have been found to help protect against Alzheimer’s disease. Now scientists involved in new research have identified which compounds in this fruit seem to be behind this benefit.

The authors of several earlier research efforts have reported how compounds found in the hard-rind fruit pomegranate possess neuroprotective properties.

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Music Should Be Part of Alzheimer's Disease Treatment

2015-12-03 15:40

Several studies indicate that music should be part of Alzheimer’s disease treatment because it can be effective in dealing with significant challenges associated with the disease. Among those challenges are wandering, agitation, and depression. .

The conventional approach to dealing with Alzheimer’s patients who have wandering behaviors, depression, and/or agitation is to prescribe medications.

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Could Light Be a Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease?

2015-11-17 13:03

Results of a new animal study suggest that use of specific types of light could be a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. The treatment approach has been used in cancer patients but not in individuals with neurodegenerative diseases.

Treatment of Alzheimer’s disease continues to be a challenge as scientists struggle with verifying the exact causes of the disease, the degree of involvement of various contributing agents, and ide

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Sundowning symptoms and how they are experienced

2015-10-30 12:21

Sundowning is a phenomenon that is associated with increased confusion resulting in a variety of behaviors that you may not see other times of the day. It can happen with any form of dementia. Up to about 50% of persons diagnosed with some form of dementia may experience sundowning. I have my own personal theories about why it happens when it does. Keep in mind that for each person, sundowning may occur at different times of the day - it's called sundowning because it happens later in the day for a lot of people.

Some of the symptoms of Sundowning

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