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  • Emotional Life Lingers for Alzheimer's Patients, Even as Memory Fades

    MedicineNet Alzheimer's General
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Emotional Life Lingers for Alzheimer's Patients, Even as Memory FadesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/29/2014 12:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Dotty Lived Her Life Despite Dementia, You Can Do it Too

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    Bob DeMarco
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    A lack of social stimulation is harmful for people with dementia. It exaggerates the impact of the condition, can lead to depression, and it encourages them to withdraw into themselves.By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomThat's Dotty in the sunglasses, at the Banana Boat.Subscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading RoomEmail: The the Banana Boat was one of the places we went to often while Dotty was living with dementia. You'll notice it is outdoors and on the water (the Intracoastal Waterway). A very nice place down here is south Florida.See all those people around Dotty. Notice she is not all…
  • Memory Concerns Presage Cognitive Decline and Aβ Pathology

    Alzforum News
    27 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Older people who complain of memory problems are more likely to become measurably impaired and to have Alzheimer’s pathology in the brain, especially if they smoke or carry an ApoE4 allele.
  • Hospice Care and Alzheimer’s

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    davidcraigstl
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:32 pm
    For Americans age 65 and older, Alzheimer’s is the fifth leading cause of death. Because Alzheimer’s generally develops over a period of time, a patient with an early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s may not qualify for hospice care. But when a patient reaches the later stages of Alzheimer’s and a doctor determines that a patient has six months or less to live, hospice care can play an important role for patients and their families. Today’s Geriatric Medicine, in an article posted on its website, points out that “hospice is underutilized for advanced dementia patients.” The main reason?
  • Rethinking brain health and aging: Baycrest takes the lead

    The Myth of Alzheimers
    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 [...]
 
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  • Dotty Lived Her Life Despite Dementia, You Can Do it Too

    Bob DeMarco
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    A lack of social stimulation is harmful for people with dementia. It exaggerates the impact of the condition, can lead to depression, and it encourages them to withdraw into themselves.By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomThat's Dotty in the sunglasses, at the Banana Boat.Subscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading RoomEmail: The the Banana Boat was one of the places we went to often while Dotty was living with dementia. You'll notice it is outdoors and on the water (the Intracoastal Waterway). A very nice place down here is south Florida.See all those people around Dotty. Notice she is not all…
  • Are Alzheimer's Caregivers the Forgotten?

    Bob DeMarco
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    I meet and talk to Alzheimer's caregivers all the time. It is not unusual for them to tell me that as time goes on, and as Alzheimer's worsens, one by one their family and friends fade away.By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomOne issue that really frustrates me is the treatment of Alzheimer's care partners.Most Alzheimer's caregivers hear people tell them how wonderful they are for taking care of their loved one.As a caregiver, I learned to appreciate these compliments. They help, they really do.However, if you have a loved one, family member, or friend that is an Alzheimer's caregiver and…
  • 8 Dementia Care Tips When Patient Sleeps All Day, Stays Up All Night

    Bob DeMarco
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:07 am
    I once worked with a woman who had odd sleeping habits. She had Alzheimer’s disease and had a lot of difficulty staying asleep all night.By +Rachael Wonderlin Alzheimer's Reading RoomThanks to my challenging hours during graduate school, the only time I could work was at night. I’d go to her house around 8:00 PM, help her get ready for bed at 10:00 PM, and then go to sleep myself. Throughout the night, she would wake up maybe two to five times. On a five-time night, it was tough. She had a motion sensor under her bed that would sound when her feet hit the floor. Ding, dong. Ding,…
  • The Power of Positive Language in Dementia Care

    Bob DeMarco
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    Using positive language can make a huge difference in the lives of dementia caregivers and the people they care for. With someone living with dementia, we try to find the remaining strengths and spared abilities of that person.By Tom and Karen Brenner+Alzheimer's Reading RoomBuilding on these strengths and spared abilities, we can find ways to connect to that person, to reach people who sometimes seem unreachable.Dr. Maria Montessori, the first woman to become a physician in Italy and the founder of the Montessori educational method, was also a pioneer in the use of positive language. Her…
  • Turmeric Boosts Regeneration of Brain Cells

    Bob DeMarco
    27 Sep 2014 | 7:16 am
    The findings suggest aromatic turmerone could be a future drug candidate for treating neurological disorders, such as stroke and Alzheimer's disease.By Alzheimer's Reading RoomNew research published in the open access journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy indicates that a bioactive compound found in turmeric promotes stem cell growth and regeneration in the brain.The findings suggest aromatic turmerone could be a future drug candidate for treating neurological disorders, such as stroke and Alzheimer's disease.The study looked at the effects of aromatic (ar-) turmerone on endogenous neutral…
 
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  • Hospice Care and Alzheimer’s

    davidcraigstl
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:32 pm
    For Americans age 65 and older, Alzheimer’s is the fifth leading cause of death. Because Alzheimer’s generally develops over a period of time, a patient with an early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s may not qualify for hospice care. But when a patient reaches the later stages of Alzheimer’s and a doctor determines that a patient has six months or less to live, hospice care can play an important role for patients and their families. Today’s Geriatric Medicine, in an article posted on its website, points out that “hospice is underutilized for advanced dementia patients.” The main reason?
  • Blood Type AB at Greater Risk for Memory Loss

    brstrials
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Photo courtesy of Sura Nualpradid/freedigitalphotos.net A new study finds that people with AB blood type could be up to 82% more likely to develop memory and cognition problems later in life. In the study, 30,000 people aged 45 and older were examined by researchers. Of the participants, 495 people were identified that developed memory impairment over three-and-a-half years. All participants were given 4 cognitive tests over the course of the study and results were compared to a similar group of 587 people who didn’t show signs of memory problems.   Four percent of the United States…
  • "Is that you?"

    jmgoyder
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:44 am
    Today, when I arrived at the nursing home just before lunch, it was a bit like the five seconds of yesterday but this time Anthony said, “Is that you?” as if he couldn’t quite believe his eyes. I think we have now fallen into a new phase of Parkinson’s but then again Ants might just be having a bad week. I am still surprised at how gleefully I go in every day and I’ve been trying to disentangle the complexities of why this is because it’s only a relatively recent phenomenon and I’m not quite sure what flicked the switch from the dutiful dread of a few…
  • Expounding on yesterday’s Dementia after Menopause topic

    melissalstoneburner
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    Yesterday I introduced ApoE4a gene that approximately 75% of women during a study conducted at the San Francisco Veteran Affairs Medical Center did not have. They were looking at the effect that this gene would have on women after menopause; trying to determine whether or not the women with the gene would have changing effects on their carotid wall thickness which could potentially lead to the development or worsening atherosclerosis. Tests proved that the use of estrogen therapy did not help nor hinder how thick the carotid artery walls were. However, the experts do feel as though ‘the…
  • Creative Minds: The Muscle-Brain Connection

    Dr. Francis Collins
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    There’s mounting evidence that exercise has a powerful effect on the human brain. For example, many studies have shown that physical activity appears to reduce the incidence of depression. Exercise can also delay or possibly even prevent Alzheimer’s disease, as well as easing symptoms in people who have these disorders [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]. But how, exactly, does getting our legs moving and our hearts pumping exert a positive influence on our brains? Two scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine are out to get some answers to this important question. They have proposed that when we…
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    The Myth of Alzheimers

  • 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 [...]
  • Why Alzheimer’s advocacy organizations could use a cold bucket of ice water

    Danny George
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:35 am
    If you have been online at all in the past month you’ve likely heard of – and most assuredly grown weary of – the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. A highly effective meme in our social media age, the “challenge” involved people dumping ice water on their heads, pledging donations for ALS research, and then nominating [...]
  • Trailer for “Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis

    Danny George
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:38 am
    With the football season having officially launched over the weekend with a spate of college football games, discussion of head injuries continues to be a growing subplot to America’s most beloved game. I recently caught a trailer for a new documentary that presents sports-related head injuries as a public health crisis. The film appears to [...]
 
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  • Healthy Memory Nutrition Tips

    Kim Smith
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:50 pm
    When asked, Americans rate Alzheimer’s disease as their second most-feared illness, following cancer, which is why all of Senior Living Residences’ communities are staunch advocates for taking practical steps toward a healthier brain at any age. We now know that changes and damage in the brain occur decades before any memory loss symptoms appear, so it’s a good idea for everyone to protect and enhance their cognitive health by following a simple brain healthy diet. All of Senior Living Residences’ communities practice what they preach by offering “brain healthy cuisine” as part…
  • Eating Well with a Mediterranean Diet

    Oldways
    7 May 2014 | 11:57 am
    The healthfulness of the Mediterranean Diet is consistently substantiated by numerous scientific studies each year. This style of eating, which emphasizes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, herbs, spices, and seafood, and is beautifully depicted in the Oldways Mediterranean Diet Pyramid, can help seniors enjoy increased mental acuteness and higher energy levels, plus it aids in resisting disease and improves the immune system. It also provides a way to lose weight and prevent weight gain when paired with a routine of weight-bearing exercise, such as walking. Here are a few tips from Oldways to…
  • How Much Chocolate a Day will Keep Dementia at Bay?

    Kim Smith
    4 Feb 2014 | 9:20 am
    Quickly think of the top five of what you would consider to be Brain-Healthy foods. What did you come up with? Blueberries? Salmon? Nuts? Quinoa? If you did, great job! There is so much research being done on the brain-boosting power of diet. One food you likely did not have on your list, however is chocolate. Dark Chocolate to be specific. (You can find a list of additional brain healthy foods at BrainHealthyCooking.com.) Here’s the skinny on Chocolate: The Darker, the Better: The most beneficial of the dark chocolates is ideally at least 60-70% cocoa (also referred to as cacao) 1.0…
  • Your Mom was Right When She Told You to Eat Your Veggies

    Nancy Emerson Lombardo
    29 Oct 2013 | 12:32 pm
    In study after study, using different populations around the world, researchers have concluded that people who eat more vegetables have a lower risk of cognitive decline and brain diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease (lead scientists include Amy Graves, Martha Morris, and James Joseph). A variety of green leafy and brightly colored vegetables, as well as dried beans and peas and low sodium vegetable juice, are essential to brain and body health.  Vegetables, beans and peas are major elements of the Mediterranean Diet and the DASH diet. People scoring high on each of these diets have been…
  • Sugar: Toxic to Your Brain!

    Nancy Emerson Lombardo
    29 Sep 2013 | 12:11 pm
    Just think of your own body’s reaction to sugar. The “highs” and “lows” of eating sugar is a good indication of how profoundly sugar affects our brains. Too much sugar stresses our insulin system, which in turn puts our brain and heart at risk. Research suggests that people with pre-diabetes and diabetes have greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias, and cognitive decline. Dr. Convit of New York University has shown through CT scan imaging that sugar imbalances actually shrink the delicate hippocampus, a metabolically active part of our brain which is…
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  • 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...
  • The Demise of The Improvement Standard

    Heather Sawitsky
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:15 am
      Several years ago, my father in law fell and broke his hip.  He was taken to the hospital, where a surgeon operated on his hip and where he spent the next 5 days Read More...
  • “The Genius of Marian”: Powerful T.V.

    Heather Sawitsky
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:55 pm
      In 2009, Pam White, mother, wife, and social worker starts  writing a book to honor her mother, Marian Williams Steele,  an exceptional artist who passed away in 2001 from  Alzheimer’s.  Except, Read More...
  • What Are Wanderers Trying to Tell Us?

    Heather Sawitsky
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:54 am
      One of the many behavioral mysteries associated with dementia is the tendency to wander.  The Alzheimer’s Association website claims that 60% of those with Alzheimer’s will wander at some point.  However, a review of literature conducted by the Alzheimer’s Association reported that the prevalence of wandering ranged from Read More...
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