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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.
Treating Alzheimer’s in the Early Stages
New research suggests that a drug like Aricept might be helpful in the early stages of mild impairment.
Could Physical Fitness Treat Alzheimer’s?
The brains of Alzheimer’s patients in the early stages are larger in those who are physically fit than those who do not exercise!
Alzheimer’s Can Shorten the Life of the Caregiver
There is an even more insidious toll on the caregiver which is an erosion of personal health and a shorter lifespan!
Flurizan, a New Drug on the Horizon
A new drug, Flurizan, which is actually on the horizon could potentially change the preventive landscape of Alzheimer’s. Flurizan is claimed to reduce the amount of toxic beta amyloid in an Alzheimer’s brain.
Alzheimer’s Treatment with Dimebon
Some surprising news is on the horizon, from an antihistamine which originated in Russia in the 1980’s, Dimebon.
Exercise Will Transform Your Brain
Dr. John Ratey, a Harvard Medical School Professor and author of SPARK presents impressive evidence that aerobic exercise improves the brain´s functions and increases the growth of new brain cells to boost memory and mood.
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