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  • Guns and Dementia

    MedicineNet Alzheimer's General
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Guns and DementiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/22/2014 11:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • The Study of Nasal Insulin in the Fight Against Forgetfulness (SNIFF)

    Alzheimer's Reading Room
    Bob DeMarco
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
    A daily dosage of insulin nasal spray has shown to have a positive impact and improve memory in adults with a mild memory impairment or Alzheimer’s disease(AD).By Bob DeMarco +Alzheimer's Reading RoomI recently received an email from Lynda Everman reminding me of this ongoing clinical trial research investigation on Alzheimer's disease and forgetfulness.The purpose of the SNIFF study is to find out whether a type of insulin, when administered as a nasal spray, improves memory in adults with a mild memory impairment or Alzheimer’s disease (AD). This study is currently in urgent need of new…
  • Anti-Amyloid Therapies Combine Forces to Knock Out Plaques

    Alzforum News
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    A mouse study testing the combined effects of a BACE inhibitor and plaque-clearing antibody builds new support for a combination strategy aimed at reducing Aβ buildup in people.
  • Alzheimers Symptom

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    afyxysax
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
    Alzheimers Disease, a disease of the elderly that has no actual cure and effects over 4 million people. Yet if you know the early Alzheimers symptoms you may be able to take medication and natural supplements to help slow the pace of Alzheimers and in turn be able to live a long full life. Learn more about how to do this in this article… Alzheimer’s Disease: Scientists think that approximately 4.5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease. It usually begins after the age of 60 and risk goes up with age. Younger people may have the disease. However, Alzheimer’s Disease is…
  • Richard Taylor on the “progress” of the Alzheimer’s national plan

    The Myth of Alzheimers
    Danny George
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:26 am
    This post is from our friend and colleague Richard Taylor, a contributor to the blog:  There was a saying in WW II (I’ve been told) that claimed “Loose lips sink ships.” I have just read several news releases and watch ​ed​ a couple of NIH videos updating the progress of the national plan, you remember [...]
 
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  • The Study of Nasal Insulin in the Fight Against Forgetfulness (SNIFF)

    Bob DeMarco
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
    A daily dosage of insulin nasal spray has shown to have a positive impact and improve memory in adults with a mild memory impairment or Alzheimer’s disease(AD).By Bob DeMarco +Alzheimer's Reading RoomI recently received an email from Lynda Everman reminding me of this ongoing clinical trial research investigation on Alzheimer's disease and forgetfulness.The purpose of the SNIFF study is to find out whether a type of insulin, when administered as a nasal spray, improves memory in adults with a mild memory impairment or Alzheimer’s disease (AD). This study is currently in urgent need of new…
  • Our Refrigerator Wouldn't Stop Crying

    Bob DeMarco
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:57 am
    In Alzheimer's World it is best to meet meanness with kindness, compassion, and love. An equal but completely "opposite behavior".By Bob DeMarco  Alzheimer's Reading Room Our refrigerator cries when you leave the door open on the refrigerator or freezer. Beep....Beep....BeepBeep....Beep.... BeepIt continues to cry until you close the door. It will Beep when left open or when ajar. Dotty couldn't hear our refrigerator cry. Subscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading RoomEmail: It isn't easy to leave the door open on our refrigerator. It will swing closed on its own.There are two exceptions.
  • The Power of Poetry to Engage, Inspire, and Empower People Living With Alzheimer’s

    Bob DeMarco
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:14 am
    Molly firmly believes that people living with dementia deserve challenging, empowering, dignifying interactions.By Marie Marley+Alzheimer's Reading RoomMolly Middleton Meyer enters the activities room at Atria Senior Living in Carrollton, Texas with a warm smile on her face, ready to shake hands and offer hugs. She finds nine residents gathered around a table. They may not know it, but they’re about to have a magical experience. They’re about to use their memories and imagination to create stunning poems.After greeting each resident and showing the group several sensory props related to…
  • 6 Tips To Guide You When Visiting Your Loved One in Memory Care

    Bob DeMarco
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:33 am
    You just dropped off your loved one at a memory care community. You’re experiencing a range of emotions right now: sadness, guilt, anxiety, and maybe even a little relief.By Rachael Wonderlin+Alzheimer's Reading RoomIt’s completely normal to have these feelings. When you go to visit your loved one it’s going to be a little different. He or she won’t have been with you all day, and you’re no longer his or her 24- hour caregiver.Here are some tips to help guide you when visiting your loved one in memory care.Subscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading RoomEmail: 1. Know what time of day is…
  • I Have a Problem Getting My Wife to Do Self Care

    Bob DeMarco
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    I have one problem of getting my wife to do self care like getting up in the morning and brushing her teeth.By +Bob DeMarco+Alzheimer's Reading RoomOur reader Chavalit wrote the comment below under the article - Learning How to Communicate with Someone Living with Alzheimer'sI have one problem of getting my wife to do self care like getting up in the morning and brushing her teeth.Do you have idea to get her to do something. I usually give her time and eventually she did it. What ever she said I did what you did.If you have insight or words of wisdom for Chavalit, please use the comments…
 
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  • Alzheimers Symptom

    afyxysax
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
    Alzheimers Disease, a disease of the elderly that has no actual cure and effects over 4 million people. Yet if you know the early Alzheimers symptoms you may be able to take medication and natural supplements to help slow the pace of Alzheimers and in turn be able to live a long full life. Learn more about how to do this in this article… Alzheimer’s Disease: Scientists think that approximately 4.5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease. It usually begins after the age of 60 and risk goes up with age. Younger people may have the disease. However, Alzheimer’s Disease is…
  • "Alzheimer’s Disease Hits Women Hardest"

    jecgenovese
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:01 am
    Justin Williams reports: “The estimated risk of a woman developing Alzheimer’s disease in her 60s is 1 in 6, the Alzheimer’s Association says, compared to 1 in 11 for breast cancer.” According to the Alzheimer’s Association: “Not only are women more likely to have Alzheimer’s, they are also more likely to be caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s. More than 3 in 5 unpaid Alzheimer’s caregivers are women – and there are 2.5 more women than men who provide 24-hour care for someone with Alzheimer’s.”   Remaining Lifetime Risk of…
  • Seth Rogen, self-described “lazy man-child,” has good advice for kids about giving back

    Marc Kielburger & Craig Kielburger
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Seth Rogen stars in the kinds of films that would cause any self-respecting parent to shield their child’s eyes. His cult classic, Pineapple Express, is a “stoner crime drama” about duelling drug mafias. North Korean officials have called Rogen’s upcoming film, The Interview, an “act of war” for a fictional plot that has his character scheming to assassinate leader Kim Jong-un. In general, we wouldn’t advise that kids copy his shenanigans. But Rogen has his finer points. He’s cofounder of Hilarity for Charity, which started as a comedy show in 2012 to raise funds for…
  • UPDATE: Missing Man Found After Search

    Andy Palumbo
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:28 am
    [ooyala code="55d2c1bzpomyFGg9-bZtZq-7TJLku4GO" player_id="f9babf3a1fd64fbb82916ce9d76ffcfa"] EATON TOWNSHIP — A man missing for more than 24 hours in Wyoming County was found following a search by rescue teams and volunteers A small army was in the woods, just across the river from Tunkhannock, in Eaton Township looking for Ken Lewis, 83, who has Alzheimer’s disease and hearing problems. Searchers found Lewis shortly after the search resumed at 10:30 a.m. According to state police, Lewis left his home on Cabin Road in Eaton Township late Monday afternoon to clear some brush and…
  • Changing the lives of people with Alzheimer’s, one iPod and one playlist at a time

    Ben Lovejoy
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:03 am
    Alive Inside, a documentary film being shown in selected theaters across the U.S., tells the story of a social worker using iPods and personalized playlists to bring new life to nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s. Dan Cohen puts together playlists of music from when the patients were young, transfers them to an iPod and then plays them to patients who had been unresponsive to conversation, generating dramatic transformations, reports Re/code. Audiences first encounter Henry hunched over in his wheelchair, head down, hands clasped firmly together, unresponsive to the world around…
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    The Myth of Alzheimers

  • Richard Taylor on the “progress” of the Alzheimer’s national plan

    Danny George
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:26 am
    This post is from our friend and colleague Richard Taylor, a contributor to the blog:  There was a saying in WW II (I’ve been told) that claimed “Loose lips sink ships.” I have just read several news releases and watch ​ed​ a couple of NIH videos updating the progress of the national plan, you remember [...]
  • Alzheimer’s disease and pink slime: making sense of the Blackfriars Consensus Statement

    Danny George
    2 Jun 2014 | 2:57 pm
    The tides truly appear to be shifting in the dementia field. For several decades, the focus has largely been on studying the disease process and developing drugs to intercede in the process of amyloid formation, believed to be toxic to neurons. Those efforts have not panned out, and now clinical trials are introducing anti-amyloid treatments [...]
  • Manchester UK- a friendly community for the future

    Peter Whitehouse
    22 May 2014 | 1:46 am
      Just finished visit to Manchester, the first official age-friendly city in the UK which also has a legacy of being the first modern industrial city. Our host were many including Chris Phillipson of MICRA at the University of Manchester, Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director of dementia at the NHS, and John Keady of DART, [...]
  • What’s normal? The politics of psychiatric labeling

    Danny George
    6 May 2014 | 6:32 am
    The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) was released almost one year ago. In its wake, a national debate has waged about the expanding boundaries of mental illness, and the process through which the DSM comes to adjudicate its categories. Peter and I recently authored a piece on the website Open Democracy [...]
  • Institute of the Future Free Webinar May 15th at 12 EST

    Peter Whitehouse
    1 May 2014 | 5:34 am
    Hi All, the very forward thinking San Francisco-based  Institute for the Future is hosting a free Aging Forward webinar in which Peter is one of the participants. Please see details below and join the conversation.  Best, Peter   From: Sarah Smith Research + Design Manager, Health Horizons Institute for the Future Here is the link to [...]
 
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