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Coping with Caregiver Stress
Taking good care of an Alzheimer’s patient is often at the emotional expense of the caregiver, stress and depression. A new study from the Netherlands on reframing supports its widespread use by dementia caregivers.
Coping with Early Onset Alzheimer's
Barry Petersen, a multiple Emmy-Award winner who works for CBS News and has covered wars and events that have shaped the world, has been facing his own private war with Alzheimer’s as a spousal caregiver.
Cornell Creates Website for Caregivers
I am happy to announce that based on this mounting public health challenge experts at Weill Cornell Medical College have created ThisCaringHome.org, an interactive, multimedia Web site for caregivers of Alzheimer's.
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!
Curry Shows Promise in Alzheimer’s Prevention
New immune-boosting strategies could alter the course of treatment for Alzheimer’s. Recently, curcumin has shown great promise in combating Alzheimer’s and cancer.
Depression and Apathy in Alzheimer’s
When it concerns Alzheimer’s, emotions can run the gamut from intense to dull and apathetic. New research implicates depression as a disease trigger.
Distinguishing Alzheimer's From Senior Moments
Destabilizing symptoms like forgetting where you placed the car keys or even where you parked the car do not necessarily signal the mild cognitive impairment which precedes Alzheimer’s. Here´s how to tell.
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.
Don’t Stress About Mid-Life Stress
A Swedish study which has followed 800 women since 1968 has found a link between mid-life stress in women and the increased risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease. Stressors like divorce, death of a loved one and caregiving tend to overwhelm women in midlife. The same probably holds true for men.
Don’t White Wash Alzheimer’s!
Recently, I received a heartfelt email from a caregiver who felt that I had sometimes white-washed Alzheimer’s disease in my advice to caregivers, making this terminal illness sound spiritual. Here is my response.
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