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  • Brain Scans Give Clues to Link Between Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome

    MedicineNet Alzheimer's General
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: Brain Scans Give Clues to Link Between Alzheimer's, Down SyndromeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • How to Listen to an Alzheimer's Patient

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    Bob DeMarco
    3 May 2015 | 7:24 am
    Two of the biggest problems Alzheimer's and Dementia caregivers face are how to cope and communicate with someone living with dementia.Bob DeMarco+Alzheimer's Reading Room  Let's face it, Alzheimer's patients often say things that seem nonsensical to us; or, say things that leave us exasperated, confused, frustrated, and sometimes angry.The words they say often cause us to react negatively.The issue: are you really listening to the person living with dementia? Or, are you immediately reacting, or overreacting to their words?Once I took the giant step to the left and entered Alzheimer's…
  • Do Extended Species of Aβ Poison Synapses, Masquerade As Dimers?

    Alzforum News
    2 May 2015 | 8:09 am
    Researchers identify N-terminally extended Aβ peptides that are toxic to synapses and rise after BACE1 inhibition, though whether they occur in human disease remains unclear.
  • 'The doll thing'

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    jmgoyder
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:58 pm
    In yesterday’s post I rather clumsily referred to “doll therapy” as ‘the doll thing’ so here is a short explanation: it is simply the provision of life-like baby dolls for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Doll therapy, sometimes called “baby doll therapy”, has been used in the care of people with dementia for over 20 years but is still controversial. http://www.dementiacareaustralia.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=60&Itemid=81 This morning I did some online research in the hope that I…
  • The Atlantic Magazine Showcases The Green House® Project’s Next Move

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    26 Apr 2015 | 7:14 pm
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  • How to Listen to an Alzheimer's Patient

    Bob DeMarco
    3 May 2015 | 7:24 am
    Two of the biggest problems Alzheimer's and Dementia caregivers face are how to cope and communicate with someone living with dementia.Bob DeMarco+Alzheimer's Reading Room  Let's face it, Alzheimer's patients often say things that seem nonsensical to us; or, say things that leave us exasperated, confused, frustrated, and sometimes angry.The words they say often cause us to react negatively.The issue: are you really listening to the person living with dementia? Or, are you immediately reacting, or overreacting to their words?Once I took the giant step to the left and entered Alzheimer's…
  • 8 Alzheimer's Disease Recommendations from the National Institute of Health

    Bob DeMarco
    2 May 2015 | 8:20 am
    The National Institutes of Health released recommendations that provide a framework for a bold and transformative Alzheimer’s disease research agenda.Developed at the recent Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2015: Path to Treatment and Prevention, the highly anticipated recommendations provide the wider Alzheimer’s research community with a strategy for speeding the development of effective interventions for Alzheimer’s and related dementias.How to Get The Answers to Your Questions About Alzheimer's and DementiaSubscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading RoomEmail: By Alzheimer's Reading…
  • Paid Survey: Advance the Understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease

    Bob DeMarco
    1 May 2015 | 6:19 am
    By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room Many lives are impacted by Alzheimer's disease, and you can be part of the cure.You can help advance Alzheimer's research by completing a short form to see if you are eligible to participate in a multi-stage survey, which will help increase the understanding of early onset Alzheimer's disease.Participants who are selected for the study will also receive a $120 reimbursement fee for their effort.If you are 50 years or older you may be eligible. If you are younger than 50, it is likely you have loved ones who may qualify, and we encourage you to share…
  • Alzheimer's Versus Reality

    Bob DeMarco
    30 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Once you accept Alzheimer's and learn how to operate in Alzheimer's World you'll learn that opposites can indeed attract. And stick together like glue.By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomImagine communicating with someone for 50 years or longer. Then they change. They are not the person you always knew? If not, then who are they? This person you always knew, starts acting and coping with the world in new and different ways. Strange, bizarre, unsettling ways. Many of these new behaviors make you angry, they drive you crazy, you feel out of sorts. You just can't understand.You continue to try…
  • Communicating with the Deeply Forgetful

    Bob DeMarco
    29 Apr 2015 | 6:02 am
    Reality for the deeply forgetful is a reflection of what the person living with dementia thinks and believes. It is that new reality that you must focus on, not the way YOU think things are, or should be.By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room My guess is that you experiences the frustration of hearing your loved one repeating words that you believe to be untrue over and over. You also see and experience crazy behaviors from them over and over.What you believe to be true, and what the person who is deeply forgetful believes to be true are often diametrically opposed. The exact opposite.Here…
 
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  • 'The doll thing'

    jmgoyder
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:58 pm
    In yesterday’s post I rather clumsily referred to “doll therapy” as ‘the doll thing’ so here is a short explanation: it is simply the provision of life-like baby dolls for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Doll therapy, sometimes called “baby doll therapy”, has been used in the care of people with dementia for over 20 years but is still controversial. http://www.dementiacareaustralia.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=60&Itemid=81 This morning I did some online research in the hope that I…
  • As Within, So Without

    Jean
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:08 pm
    Everything in the mind of the cabal is separation! The fact is that everything is connected! I’ve experienced this: The fascia in my back and shoulders is connected in some strange way to my opposite legs. Yesterday, my physical therapist released these fascia that had become hung up with ’emotional pain’ over the years, and immediately my legs began to settle down, allowing me to walk even better. If people would only listen, but I can’t make them — and I so dearly wish I could! I had an experience with Alzheimers, and I was conscious enough to derail it. I can…
  • Ben Swann: feds hold patent on pot as medicine, but still outlaws it, by Jon Rappoport April 21, 2015

    Jean
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:34 pm
    I would very much like to know the DATE OF THIS PATENT. Do any of you remember how many of our young people went to prison as convicted felons for using marijuana? Now it suits them to allow us to use it – why? Maybe because it’s the only thing we can afford to zone ourselves out on as a result of the pain they continue to inflict on us. Until they can get Agenda 21 in place, it looks to me like that is what they really are after. . . ~J http://www.nomorefakenews.com Everybody knows the US federal government still officially considers marijuana an illegal drug. But as Ben Swann…
  • Judge signs off on 65-year deal over NFL concussions

    Associated Press
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:16 pm
    PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge has approved a potential $1 billion US plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits filed by retired players. The NFL expects 6,000 of nearly 20,000 retired players to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or moderate dementia someday. The settlement approved by a federal judge Wednesday would pay them an average $190,000. The awards could reach $1 million to $5 million for younger men diagnosed with Parkinson’s or Lou Gehrig’s disease, or for chronic brain trauma-related deaths. The lawsuits accuse the league of hiding what it knew…
  • What Alzheimer Patients Want

    rethafielding
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:18 am
    My mother died two weeks ago today. Although she was 86 and had suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease for years, her death was not expected. My twin sister saw her on Friday and got her to eat a few bites of food. She had begun to refuse food and drink. On Monday, my sister received a call that there had been a big change and that she must come to the nursing home. Mom refused to eat or drink and could no longer sit up or hold her head up. She seemed to recognize my sister briefly, but she was slipping, and my sister was scared. Mother had Alzheimer’s awhile before we knew about it.
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  • The Atlantic Magazine Showcases The Green House® Project’s Next Move

    Heather Sawitsky
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:14 pm
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  • Tips For Successful Eating

    Heather Sawitsky
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:45 am
      Many people associate mealtimes with good food and companionship. They can be highlights of the day, and serve to anchor our sense of daily rhythms. Given the importance of  meals for health and social reasons, a person Read More...
  • How to Handle An Impossible Request

    Heather Sawitsky
    12 Apr 2015 | 9:05 pm
      Prior to his retirement, my father had worked for many years for a large corporation in a job that he had loved. After he retired, he had increasing difficulty with his short-term memory. One Read More...
  • The Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia

    Heather Sawitsky
    5 Apr 2015 | 7:37 pm
    What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?   These terms are often used interchangeably, but they are not different names for the same disease.   Alzheimer’s is a disease that causes specific changes in the human brain. By contrast, dementia is not a disease, but a group of symptoms that Read More...
  • Mayo Clinic Study Questions Focus of Drug Research

    Heather Sawitsky
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
      No sooner had Biogen reported on the encouraging results of its Phase 1 clinical trials last week , than the Mayo Clinic published the results of its brain bank analyses.  The Mayo Clinic paper calls into Read More...
 
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  • We’ve Gathered the Best InnovAge Expert Articles in One Place

    InnovAge
    2 May 2015 | 9:02 am
    If you want to learn more about what InnovAge experts think about issues and challenges facing caregivers and their loved ones, check out the Newsroom at InnovAge.   Our experts spend a lot of time writing about these issues for … Continue reading →
  • Music Makes a Difference for Those with Dementia

    InnovAge
    30 Apr 2015 | 7:51 am
    One of my favorite YouTube videos is Alive Inside by Music & Memory. Each time I watch this video I’m amazed by the power of music, especially in those with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. In my work as a doctor … Continue reading →
  • Wednesday Wellness: Make a Mark

    InnovAge
    29 Apr 2015 | 8:27 am
    Young or old, it’s never too late to make your mark.   This blog is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your … Continue reading →
  • “Maybe I was ahead of the game, and people caught up with me.”

    InnovAge
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am
    We think so!                                                   This blog is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to … Continue reading →
  • What’s the Difference Between Care Settings? Turns Out There’s Quite a Bit!

    InnovAge
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:35 am
    In the continuum of care for older adults, there are many options and definitions. It can be confusing. Today, I’m going to explain a few different healthcare settings for older adults. In these settings one can receive many healthcare services, … Continue reading →
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