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  • Could a Diet Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?

    MedicineNet Alzheimer's General
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: Could a Diet Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?Category: Health NewsCreated: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • 7 Ways to Get a Dementia Patient to Eat More Food

    Alzheimer's Reading Room
    Bob DeMarco
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:40 am
    Q. I am facing troubles getting my dad to eat. He suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. Can you suggest some ways to make the process easier?A. Let me begin with the statement that the disease itself seems to cause many people to eat less than they did before. Strangely, Alzheimer’s and some other dementias can cause other people to (compulsively) eat more, but from my 10 years of experience in helping families deal with this disease, it seems to be a small minority that eat more rather than less.How to Get The Answers to Your Questions About Alzheimer's and DementiaCarole Larkin MA, CMC,…
  • Small Brain Bleeds Lead To Bigger Problems in Alzheimer’s

    Alzforum News
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:57 am
    Microbleeds in the brain portend either stroke or cardiovascular events, depending on where they occur.
  • Alzheimer's Drug Slows Mental Decline In Early Study

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    Bella Rum
    21 Mar 2015 | 4:57 am
    “It’s a bigger treatment effect than we had hoped for,” said the researchers. (Photo: Getty Images) When I opened my email this morning, I found the link to this article about the potential for a new treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease. An experimental drug from Biogen Idec became the first Alzheimer’s treatment to significantly slow cognitive decline and reduce what is believed to be brain-destroying plaque in patients with early and mild forms of the disease… Source: Yahoo Health Talk about good news for oldies. When H got up, I mentioned it to him. Bella ~ I read…
  • Intergenerational Schools International launched in Japan thanks to Shigeo and Megumi Takayama and Eisner Foundations

    The Myth of Alzheimers
    Peter Whitehouse
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:43 am
    I gave several talks in Tokyo as I reported previously, including: one for  our wonderful friends and supporters at the Shigeo and Megumi Takayama Foundation who have supported our work for over a decade now. In this one I focused on ISI (Intergenerational Schools International). Cathy and I will be continuing our conversations with our [...]
 
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  • 7 Ways to Get a Dementia Patient to Eat More Food

    Bob DeMarco
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:40 am
    Q. I am facing troubles getting my dad to eat. He suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. Can you suggest some ways to make the process easier?A. Let me begin with the statement that the disease itself seems to cause many people to eat less than they did before. Strangely, Alzheimer’s and some other dementias can cause other people to (compulsively) eat more, but from my 10 years of experience in helping families deal with this disease, it seems to be a small minority that eat more rather than less.How to Get The Answers to Your Questions About Alzheimer's and DementiaCarole Larkin MA, CMC,…
  • 3 Ways to Talk to People Living with Alzheimer’s

    Bob DeMarco
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:41 am
    In caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s, we encourage you to celebrate each moment of recognition, each gesture of connection, every laugh and every smile!For people living with Alzheimer’s it is often difficult, if not impossible, to begin a conversation or engage with another person. When we try to talk with a person who has memory loss, we are often greeted with the thousand mile stare. There just seems to be nothing there. For family members and friends this is, of course, heartbreaking. Is there anything that can be done; is there any way to reach people who seem to be…
  • Study of 3,600 Brains Reveals Tau as Driver of Alzheimer’s Disease

    Bob DeMarco
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:34 am
    Alzheimer's Reading RoomBy examining more than 3,600 postmortem brains, researchers at the Mayo Clinic found that the progression of dysfunctional tau protein drives the cognitive decline and memory loss seen in Alzheimer’s disease. Amyloid, the other toxic protein that characterizes Alzheimer’s, builds up as dementia progresses, but is not the primary culprit, they say.The findings, published in Brain, offer new and valuable information in the long and ongoing debate about the relative contribution of amyloid and tau to the development and progression of cognitive dysfunction in…
  • HOPE for Alzheimer's Act - Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education

    Bob DeMarco
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:47 am
    WE like to complain in the Alzheimer's community that no one helps us. Is their HOPE? This is our time and it is up to each and everyone of us to take action - NOW.Alzheimer's Reading RoomThe HOPE for Alzheimer's Act will ensure newly diagnosed Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers receive comprehensive care planning services and will require their diagnosis to be documented in their medical record.Although Medicare already provides coverage of Alzheimer's disease diagnostic services, it currently does not provide coverage for comprehensive care planning following a diagnosis.The…
  • 6 Tips for Alzheimer's CareGivers and Their Families

    Bob DeMarco
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:37 am
    I can still remember vividly when I made the best decision of them all. I decided that Dotty and I would start living our lives the way we always had.Alzheimer's caregiving is difficult under almost any circumstance.Let's face it, when Alzheimer's disease strikes most of us don't have a clue about what we should do. This included me.At the beginning, everything I knew about Alzheimer's caregiving would have fit into a thimble.What made me different?I decided to learn everything I could about Alzheimer's disease, and I was determined to turn the horrific experience of the typical Alzheimer's…
 
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  • Alzheimer's Drug Slows Mental Decline In Early Study

    Bella Rum
    21 Mar 2015 | 4:57 am
    “It’s a bigger treatment effect than we had hoped for,” said the researchers. (Photo: Getty Images) When I opened my email this morning, I found the link to this article about the potential for a new treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease. An experimental drug from Biogen Idec became the first Alzheimer’s treatment to significantly slow cognitive decline and reduce what is believed to be brain-destroying plaque in patients with early and mild forms of the disease… Source: Yahoo Health Talk about good news for oldies. When H got up, I mentioned it to him. Bella ~ I read…
  • Healing Hands of Hope

    paulettemotzko
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:23 pm
    Healing Hands Of Hope by Convergence House of Prayer at https://abide.is/prayer/kkfhpe on #abideis Healing Hands Wallpaper Image from Zedge Paulette L Motzko March 20th, 2015 9:25 p.m. If you have epilepsy like I do, and even though your medicine works most of time, but you’re not feeling that great because you overdid it -like I did today…. Say this prayer. If you have cancer or some other life-threatening disease….say this prayer. You will find strength and hope. If you have osteoarthritis or other crippling ailment…say this prayer. If you have Alzheimer’s…
  • Biogen Reports Its Alzheimer’s Drug Sharply Slowed Cognitive Decline

    A.P.
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    An experimental drug for Alzheimer’s disease sharply slowed the decline in mental function in a small clinical trial, researchers reported Friday, reviving hopes for an approach to therapy that until now has experienced repeated failures. The drug, being developed by Biogen Idec, could achieve sales of billions of dollars a year if the results from the small trial are replicated in larger trials that Biogen said it hoped to begin this year. Experts say that there are no really good drugs now to treat Alzheimer’s. Biogen’s stock has risen about 50 percent since early December, when the…
  • Man with Alzheimer's missing after last being seen in Macy's Thursday

    Ashley Edwards
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Cleare was last seen in Macy’s Thursday evening. MANHATTAN (PIX11) – A 60-year-old man with Alzheimer’s disease is missing after last being seen in Midtown Thursday. Horace Cleare was last seen at about 6:30 p.m. inside Macy’s in Herald Square. Cleare may require help returning home. He was last seen wearing black jeans, a black jacket, a beige shirt, a black sweater and black/gray cap. Cleare is wearing  MedicAlert Foundation + Alzheimer’s Assoc. Safe Return Program pendant. His Safe Return ID is 319568. Cleare is 5’11”, 185 lbs., has a dark…
  • Experts Give Tips for Staying Sharp at Public Event

    danablog505
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:36 am
    As part of Brain Awareness Week, the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives (DABI) co-hosted its annual Staying Sharp program with NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City on Tuesday afternoon. Before diving into a panel discussion on memory, aging, and brain health, professional trainer Linda Meyer took the stage to warm up the audience—literally. Meyer used a combination of physical exercise, fun tunes, and brain teasers to warm up our minds and focus our attention. She emphasized how small changes can impact our attention and ability to engage. Audience members happily participated in…
 
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  • Biogen Alzheimer’s Drug Exceeds Expectations in Clinical Studies

    admin
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:36 pm
    http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000363248 Plans to begin a late-stage study are underway with enrollment in the trial starting later this year. The post Biogen Alzheimer’s Drug Exceeds Expectations in Clinical Studies appeared first on The Cure for Alzheimer's Disease.
  • A Promising Way into the Brain with Ultrasound for Alzheimer’s ?

    admin
    15 Mar 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Science is an amazing thing! A study by researchers has allowed Scientists to use Ultrasound technology to open the brain-blood barrier in a rodent, allowing treatment to ensue, ridding the mouse of abnormal clumps found in a brain similar to that of Alzheimer’s. This treatment restored lost memory and cognitive functions in the rodent. As with many promising studies, the possibilities of it’s future role in treating brain function in many debilitating diseases to include Alzheimer’s Disease, malignant brain tumors, and so much more, are great; however, this has not yet…
  • The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku

    admin
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:22 pm
    The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku When I was much younger, maybe 13 or 14, my dad had created a game. It was a Telekinesis game. There were 2 pillars and a plastic ball that sat atop one of them. My dad challenged my sister and I to sit and focus and imagine the ball moving to the other pillar. The ball never moved. We were young & I don’t know about my sister, but the only thing going through my mind was, “damnit ball… MOVE!”, I mean, I had better things to do with my time. What I wouldn’t give to get that day back, or that dad back should I say, but I…
  • Glen Campbells Farewell Song

    admin
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Glen Campbell says goodbye in this final music video. Diagnosed in 2011 with Alzheimer’s, Glen has moved now into 24 hr care in a long-term health care facility after moving into the 6th and final stage of Alzheimer’s. His grand finale “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” is the last song he’ll ever record. It was recorded in 2013 and was written as a farewell to his friends, family & fans. Click on the video to watch & Grab some tissue! The post Glen Campbells Farewell Song appeared first on The Cure for Alzheimer's Disease.
  • November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Caregiver Month!

    admin
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    I’m a little late in posting this, my apologies. You can read more at the following website and honor caregivers by posting a heartfelt tribute: http://www.alz.org/care/honor-caregiver.asp#commentArea#ixzz3InGIAbMb Until next time… Life is so very short, Every minute counts, and every minute with purpose helps pave the road for a smoother journey, not only for you but for others headed down your path. Things may not always look clear, but the investment of your heart will always remind you of your mission! Love & hugs, ~C The post November is National Alzheimer’s Disease…
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  • Complicated News from a New Clinical Trial

    Heather Sawitsky
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:47 pm
      The goal of Alzheimer’s research is to find a treatment that slows, stops or reverses the progression of the disease. Last Friday, Biogen Idec – as of this morning now Read More...
  • What is a Clinical Trial, and Can I Participate?

    Heather Sawitsky
    15 Mar 2015 | 3:24 pm
      Researchers across the country are studying varying aspects of Alzheimer’s disease, looking for effective treatments. Once researchers identify a promising drug, it must go through a rigorous clinical trial protocol to test Read More...
  • Blue Sky White Clouds

    Heather Sawitsky
    8 Mar 2015 | 8:06 pm
      There are many books to guide those of us who are caring for patients with dementia. However, there are few books that Read More...
  • Seeing Stars

    Heather Sawitsky
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:59 am
      How do you find a good nursing home when you need one? For many years, it was very difficult for families to find any information on quality measures, and had to rely solely on word of mouth from others. Read More...
  • Honoring Choices

    Heather Sawitsky
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
      Ellen DiPaola is an attorney went to law school eight years ago and decided to specialize in obtaining guardianships. She began to realize that many people incorrectly assumed that their spouse or adult child could automatically Read More...
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  • 109-Year-Old Australian Man Knits Sweaters for Penguins

    InnovAge
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:19 am
    This just makes us smile.   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 physician or other qualified health provider … Continue reading →
  • Aging in Place: My Mother was Lucky

    InnovAge
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
    I was lucky. My mother was able to age in place. Unfortunately, this is less common than one might think. I didn’t have a lot of help or a detailed plan when my daughter and I started caring for my … Continue reading →
  • Wednesday Wellness: Can You Really Feel it in Your Bones?

    InnovAge
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:09 am
    While scientists have been studying this phenomenon for years, the definitive answer is “maybe.” Many times older adults say they can feel weather changes in their bones and there’s likely something to that as pressure affects fluid in joints, including … Continue reading →
  • American Society on Aging Conference: Aging in Place

    InnovAge
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:41 pm
    We had the honor of presenting on aging in place today at the Society’s conference in Chicago. Great turnout at the presentation. For those of us who couldn’t make it Chicago, here’s the presentation. Any questions, just email.   This blog … Continue reading →
  • Cost and Stress Plague Long-distance Caregivers

    InnovAge
    21 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    InnovAge’s Maureen Hewitt probes issues facing long-distance caregivers in Today’s Caregiver magazine.                   This blog is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, … Continue reading →
 
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