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  • Do Brain Games Really Help Prevent Dementia?

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    Bob DeMarco
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    The explosion of individuals with dementia brain draining disorders like Alzheimer’s, has created an over abundance of resources targeted at improving one’s mind.By Elaine C PereiraAlzheimer's Reading Room The implied proposition of course, is that challenging your brain through visual, spatial and related problem-solving exercises will stall or maybe even arrest dementia. But do they? Like far too many people, I know first hand the ravages of Alzheimer’s. My mother died of the disease in 2011 and she often referred to her “Aunt Elizabeth” has having succumb to “senility, but…
  • Scientists Inch Closer to Alzheimer's Origins

    MedicineNet Alzheimer's General
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Scientists Inch Closer to Alzheimer's OriginsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/12/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/13/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Alive Inside - Find Your Songs

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    Bob DeMarco
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Meaningful music has a place in our caregiving strategies, and can often becomes active expression and conduit of our love.By Pamela R. Kelley Alzheimer's Reading RoomForget Me NotThe State Flower of AlaskaMy mother, Audrey, had a famously tin ear. She’d be the first to tell you that she couldn't carry a tune in a bucket. But she liked to sing, nonetheless. So when we began our partnership through the last five years of her life, we made a habit of singing every day. Four songs. That was it. At any point in the day, if I heard Audrey hum a note in her distracted way, I would catch her eye…
  • A New Drug to Calm Agitation, Uncontrollable Laughing and Crying, in Alzheimer’s?

    Alzforum News
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    Two trials suggest that a fixed combination of a cough medicine and a cardiac arrhythmia medicine might treat agitation and quiet emotional outbursts in people with Alzheimer’s.
  • Hear Country Music Legend Glen Campbell's Final Song

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    sarbear1987
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Country music legend Glen Campbell has released his final song. The singer says “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” is the last song he’ll record, according to CNN. The song strikes an emotional chord, as Campbell has been battling Alzheimer’s Disease. It’s safe to say, Campbell’s seen and done it all. He has performed with music royalty like JohnnyCash , Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, the Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder and Nat King Cole. He even acted alongside John Wayne in “True Grit.” Listen to his final song below, and try to hold back the tears. You May Also Be…
 
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  • Alive Inside - Find Your Songs

    Bob DeMarco
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Meaningful music has a place in our caregiving strategies, and can often becomes active expression and conduit of our love.By Pamela R. Kelley Alzheimer's Reading RoomForget Me NotThe State Flower of AlaskaMy mother, Audrey, had a famously tin ear. She’d be the first to tell you that she couldn't carry a tune in a bucket. But she liked to sing, nonetheless. So when we began our partnership through the last five years of her life, we made a habit of singing every day. Four songs. That was it. At any point in the day, if I heard Audrey hum a note in her distracted way, I would catch her eye…
  • Do Brain Games Really Help Prevent Dementia?

    Bob DeMarco
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    The explosion of individuals with dementia brain draining disorders like Alzheimer’s, has created an over abundance of resources targeted at improving one’s mind.By Elaine C PereiraAlzheimer's Reading Room The implied proposition of course, is that challenging your brain through visual, spatial and related problem-solving exercises will stall or maybe even arrest dementia. But do they? Like far too many people, I know first hand the ravages of Alzheimer’s. My mother died of the disease in 2011 and she often referred to her “Aunt Elizabeth” has having succumb to “senility, but…
  • Alzheimer's Care, Self Concept, Self Confidence

    Bob DeMarco
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    When it comes to Alzheimer's caregiving it is very difficult to be positive because at the outset few of us have any concept of what to do.By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomSelf concept, the concept of self. Self concept defines how you think or feel about yourself. Basically, self concept is a determining factor in what you believe you can do; and, what you believe you can't do.The concept of self is determined by our experiences. In the case of Alzheimer's caregiving it is very difficult to be positive because at the outset few of us have any concept of what to do. Subscribe to the…
  • Alzheimer's Association - 2025 Alzheimer's National Plan Not Likely to Succeed

    Bob DeMarco
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    "Inadequate funding remains the single most important impediment to progress in achieving the research goal of the Alzheimer's National Plan."By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room The U.S. Government has initiated a major effort to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer's disease by 2025. However, a workgroup of nearly 40 Alzheimer's researchers and scientists says the research milestones in the U.S. Government's National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease must be broadened in scope, increased in scale, and adequately funded in order to successfully achieve this goal.A series of proposals…
  • Cold Sores (Herpes Simplex Virus) Increase the Risk of Dementia

    Bob DeMarco
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    The only thing I can say is my mother lived with Alzheimer's disease, and she was getting cold sores in her mouth for as long as I could remember. This research indicates there is a connection between cold sores and the risk of dementia.By Alzheimer's Reading Room Infection with herpes simplex virus increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease.Researchers at Umeå University, Sweden, claim this in two studies in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia."Our results clearly show that there is a link between infections of herpes simplex virus and the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. This also…
 
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  • Hear Country Music Legend Glen Campbell's Final Song

    sarbear1987
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Country music legend Glen Campbell has released his final song. The singer says “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” is the last song he’ll record, according to CNN. The song strikes an emotional chord, as Campbell has been battling Alzheimer’s Disease. It’s safe to say, Campbell’s seen and done it all. He has performed with music royalty like JohnnyCash , Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, the Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder and Nat King Cole. He even acted alongside John Wayne in “True Grit.” Listen to his final song below, and try to hold back the tears. You May Also Be…
  • Living With Alzheimer's Disease - A Caregiver's Experience

    Linda Rooney
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    Last week, I sat down with Larry to discuss his views on life. What occurred was a conversation that lasted about an hour. Larry provided great details about his life, his belief in God, how he views and approaches life. He has a great insight on how to succeed in life no matter what may come. His work ethic is superior and has done well providing for his family. I look forward to sharing his words of wisdom regarding life with you in the near future. Larry’s story is also about his amazing love for his wife of well over 30 years, Callie. Callie was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s…
  • Melatonin and exercise work against Alzheimer’s in mice

    Ralph Turchiano
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
    05 OCT 2012 Different anti-aging treatments work together and add years of life The combination of t
  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia- Knowing The Difference

    HealthInsurance4Everyone
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    Alzheimer’s and dementia are often confused for one another because they are closely linked but they are distinctly different.  Let’s take a closer look at both diseases for a better understanding of the symptoms and possible causes.  In many ways, both are still a mystery but a little insight can help one determine which disease they may be dealing with.  Before we explore the details it is important to understand that Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia and a cause of symptoms of dementia. Dementia is an umbrella term for a set of symptoms including impaired thinking and memory…
  • Living with Dementia - short film

    Greg
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    “Seventy-five per cent of my life I can keep in a normal context. I have to confess that the 25 per cent is my bogey man… It’s the place where I don’t like to linger for long.” Those are the words of former Methodist minister Jim McWade, in this film made over the course of 12 months in 2010/11. Jim’s bogey man is the Alzheimer’s disease he has battled since 2002. Jim and his wife Maureen spoke with remarkable courage and clarity about the challenges posed by dementia. We also filmed with Peter Oldacre, who was caring for his wife, Ann. “She was the girl that would go…
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  • The Intergenerational Schools awarded the Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence

    Danny George
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    It is my honor to announce to our Beyond The Myth community that The Intergenerational Schools (TIS) of Cleveland, founded by Peter and his wife Cathy in 2000, have been awarded one of two annual Eisner Prizes for Intergenerational Excellence: This year’s #EisnerPrize winners are Bridge Meadows of Portland, OR and the Intergenerational Schools of [...]
  • Early returns on the early dementia Dx debate

    Danny George
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    Last month, our colleague Dr. Peter Gordon, a psychiatrist in NHS Scotland who specializes in caring for older adults, participated in a debate during the Northern and Yorkshire Autumn Conference of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The motion for the debate was: “This House supports the early detection of dementia.” Peter debated Dr. Clive Ballard, [...]
  • Rethinking brain health and aging: Baycrest takes the lead

    Peter Whitehouse
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
        As some of you know I am a strategic advisor in  innovation and Visiting Scholar at Baycrest and Professor at the University of  Toronto with which Baycrest is affiliated. Baycrest has launched a new visibility initiative on rethinking brain health and aging .  Baycrest is unique in the world as having a world-class brain [...]
  • A glimpse into the Alzheimer’s Disease International 2014 report

    Danny George
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    Over the weekend, I scanned through the recently published World Alzheimer’s Report for 2014, from the global advocacy group Alzheimer’s Disease International. The report is always a useful reference point for the latest thinking about brain aging, and I found this year’s version interesting on a variety of levels: 1) The focus of this year’s [...]
  • The G7 Dementia Process moves along this fall but in what direction with what goal and at what cost

    Peter Whitehouse
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    I (Peter) have been tracking the high level G 7 conferences focusing on dementia. The field has been celebrating the attention from senior political leadership like David Cameron in the UK.  Starting in London in December of last year with the launch of the process and the World Dementia Council they have moved to Canada [...]
 
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  • How Long Do You Want to Live?

    Heather Sawitsky
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel has kick-started a discussion about how long we should live, and how to prevent medical interventions that extend life without quality. In a provocative article in the  October edition of Read More...
  • Being Mortal: High Praise for The Green House Project!

    Heather Sawitsky
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:18 pm
      In his new book, Being Mortal, Atul Gawande holds up the Green House® Project and its creator Dr. Bill Thomas, as bright, imaginative, perhaps radical leaders in the Read More...
  • Brace Yourselves! Medicare Open Enrollment is Here

    Heather Sawitsky
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:08 am
      Each year, Medicare beneficiaries have a short window of time to select new coverage. This year Open Enrollment Season starts on October 15, and closes on December 7. Given the incredible complexity of the Medicare rules, known to Read More...
  • NY Attorney General Sues Alzheimer Drug Manufacturer

    Heather Sawitsky
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:43 am
    In a move that has wide ranging implications for the pharmaceutical industry, the New York Attorney General sued Forest Read More...
  • White Oak Cottages Opens a Memory Café

    Heather Sawitsky
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:11 pm
    One of the hardest aspects of living with dementia is the loss of connection with others in the community. Everything takes longer Read More...
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