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Maria Shriver Advocates for Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s disease is in the spotlight with a new celebrity, Maria Shriver, who has come forward to advocate for disease sufferers including their families. Also, recent advances in Alzheimer´s research.
Living in the Moment with Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s is a disease about letting go of resentment and anger. You get a fresh start every moment. We can all learn to live in the moment.
A Protein Could Treat Alzheimer’s
Based on animal studies, BDNF treatment could provide long-lasting protection by slowing, or stopping the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Does the Common Cold Sore Virus Cause Alzheimer’s?
There is a new theory on the Alzheimer’s block with a simple and cheap solution. British scientists have observed a connection between the cold sore virus, herpes simplex, and Alzheimer´s.
B Vitamins Don’t Improve Mental Function
According to recent studies B vitamins do not reduce heart attacks, strokes or improve mental function in Alzheimer’s patients.Therefore instead of the traditional B vitamins, take the “Bee” vitamins.
Holiday Tips for the Caregiver
The Holidays are coming and along with it fun and nervous energy. As a caregiver to an Alzheimer’s patient, it is often difficult to feel festive and grateful. Here are some tips to reset your rythm and enjoy the holidays.
Long Distance Caregiving
If you are a caregiver from a distance for an Alzheimer’s patient, whether this means the patient is being taken care of at home by another family member, a live-in companion or at a nursing home, you will feel guilty.How do you connect and supervise? How do you help those bearing the brunt?
How to Identify Alzheimer's Patient Abuse
So how can you tell whether it is a fall, or an accidental bruise and not an injury inflicted by a caregiver – when you are not around to monitor your loved one?
How to Show Alzheimer’s Patients Respect
One essential quality lacking in today’s Alzheimer’s care is a genuine respect for the patient. The diagnosis of cognitive impairment carries the stigma of “losing your mind,” “senility,” or “being empty headed.” Here are some tips to restore dignity to the cognitively impaired.
Let’s Take a Closer Look at Ginko Biloba
At Maryland’s School of Pharmacy research is being conducted to either validate or refute the theory that the extract of ginkgo biloba leaves can at best prevent or at least delay the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
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