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Alzheimer's Disease

Could Light Be a Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease?

2015-11-17 13:03
light treatment for Alzheimer's disease

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 and symptoms

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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Alzheimer's Treatment: Snake Oil or Scientific Breakthrough

2015-10-30 11:08

What’s behind the claims and promises of the wonder treatments and cures for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Reading a magazine, watching television or logging onto your Facebook account can give you an endless supply of so-called break-through treatment and cures to investigate – articles, ads, infomerci

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Managing Dementia Behaviors Is Easier Than You Think

2015-10-23 11:44
Alzheimer's disease patient

Medical students are often taught, “When you hear hoofs, think horses, not zebras”. Zebra is a metaphor for symptoms, a condition, illness or disease that may be obscure, rare, scary or difficult to manage. The way to identify the sound of the hoof beats is to rule out the zebra. Maybe managing a dementia patient’s behavior is as easy as riding a horse as oppose to a riding a wild zebra.

I think a lot of people just attribute the unexplained behavior to the disease itself and think nothing can be done whether it is Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia unless we medicate

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Alzheimer’s Drug Aricept 23 (Donepezil) #4 on the List of Top 10 Most Dangerous Drugs

2015-10-19 20:58
Alzheimer's Disease Treatment Drug

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Alzheimer’s is an insidious and heartbreaking disease often misrecognized or misdiagnosed as “normal aging” or mere “forgetfulness”.

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Faces Change, Hearts Don't: Alzheimer's is Stealing My Mom

2015-10-12 14:07
Alzheimer's Patients Have the Same Heart

I hear so many people say that they are devastated because they have lost their loved one to Alzheimer’s disease even though their loved one is still living. “Alzheimer’s disease has stolen my mom.” “My mother doesn’t know who I am” “She isn’t the same person.” My response is, “She is the same person she was 10 years ago, 40 years ago.” She is an elderly, forgetful, younger version of the person you call mom.

If your mother with Alzheimer’s disease believes that she is 25 years old (although she is 70), she is 25.

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Surviving The Waves of Dementia Care Grief

2015-10-12 13:57
Dementia caregiving

If you are caring for someone with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, you've certainly been sailing on a tumultuous sea of emotions. Although you may have educated yourself about the disease and what to expects as the disease progresses, we all dread the reality that our loved one will soon be gone altogether.

We may try to brace ourselves for the sadness of losing our loved one to Alzheimer's disease for the extreme loss and emotional pain that we will surely feel when they are gone.

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Large trial shows how resveratrol might treat Alzheimer's disease

2015-09-12 14:47
Natural compound resveratrol shows promise for Alzheimer's disease

Researchers have published results of the largest trial to date that shows resveratrol might be a future option for treating Alzheimer's disease. The finding highlights how the compound found in red wine, grapes and dark chocolate stabilizes brain plaque to halt dementia.

The study, conducted by Georgetown University Medical Center researchers, included 119 participants with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease who were given a pure form of resveratrol.

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Have researchers finally uncovered the cause of Alzheimer's disease?

2015-08-29 10:04
Previously overlooked brain finding could be Alzheimer's breakthrough.

University of Montreal researchers have made what they describe as a breakthrough discovery that could finally provide drugs that treat and possibly prevent Alzheimer's disease. The new finding that had been previously overlooked suggests fatty deposits in the brain may be the cause of Alzheimer's disease that affects 47.5 million people worldwide.

The finding, published in the journal Cell Stem Cell, means new drugs could be developed to treat and possibly cure Alzheimer's disease.

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9 Risk Factors Contribute Most to Alzheimer's Disease

2015-08-21 18:40
risk factors for Alzheimer's disease

Currently, Alzheimer’s disease has no cure, but in a new study researchers have identified 9 risk factors that contribute to the majority of Alzheimer’s disease cases. The fact that these risk factors can be modified to some degree offers the possibility that individuals can help ward off development of this devastating condition.

In addition to the 9 risk factors that contribute to the development of the majority of Alzheimer’s disease cases, the authors of the study also identified others that can play a significant role i

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