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New Research Getting Us Closer to Preventing Alzheimer’s
A recent study led by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine identified a faulty molecule in the brain in patients who have mild cognitive impairment.
Namenda - A New Drug On The Horizon
Namenda, a new drug, shows promise for moderate to late stages of Alzheimer´s.
Mind Your Muscle
Many children of Alzheimer’s patients fear a genetic link. It is hard to do nothing proactive to prevent the onset of the disease. Research studies claim that exercise is more beneficial than cross word puzzles.
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.
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?
Loneliness Linked to Alzheimer’s
People who feel isolated and unsupported are more prone to dementia. The take home message: Get out there and mingle.
Living with Alzheimer’s Disease
A couple of years ago I wrote about my friend Claire describing her as an inspirational example of someone “living gracefully” with Alzheimer’s disease. It has now been over a decade and here is what I learned by observing her:
Living with A Loved One
Dear Debbie, I need your help!!! My mother is driving me and the children crazy. Not only is she forgetful, but she is paranoid and always accusing me of not loving her. I feel like the madness is contagious.
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.
Lipitor May Be Good For Alzheimer's
The cholesterol-lowering drug, Lipitor, may be good for the brain. The latest research suggests that high doses of Lipitor can slow the progression of Alzheimer´s disease.
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