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  • Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain?

    MedicineNet Alzheimer's General
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Title: Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain?Category: Health NewsCreated: 11/20/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Happy Thanksgiving Mother Father Daughter Son

    Alzheimer's Reading Room
    Bob DeMarco
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:56 am
    To my fellow Alzheimer's and dementia related caregivers I say, "you are accomplishing more than can be easily imagined".By Bob DeMarco +Alzheimer's Reading Room While it is not commonly recognized, we the caregivers are the solution to the problem.Eighty percent of those living with Alzheimer's or a related dementia are cared for at home.Subscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading RoomEmail: More Articles on Alzheimer's and DementiaAre Alzheimer's Caregivers the Forgotten?The Front RowAlzheimer's Caregiving -- The Path to Heaven or Hell?10 Things a Person Living with Dementia Would Tell You If They…
  • Multiple Mutations Hasten ALS Onset, Suggests Genetic Study

    Alzforum News
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Having variants in three, or even two, genes for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis brings on symptoms a decade earlier. This also happens in sporadic cases, bringing the very term into question, researchers say.
  • Dementia on Pinterest

    "Had a Dad" Alzheimer's Blog
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    23 Nov 2014 | 3:45 pm
    I'll be posting interesting things about dementia and Alzheimer's on Pinterest.  See the sideboard or below.  "Had a Dad" Alzheimer's Blog http://alzheimersdad.blogspot.com (c) Gevera Bert Piedmont })i({ Thank you for visiting!
  • What Is Garcinia Cambogia? What Is Best Garcinia Cambogia?

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    emmasamozin
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:44 am
    What Is Garcinia Cambogia? What’s this? This problem is becoming more popular as people start to hear about celebrities and other people who have success with using Garcinia Cambogia for Weight Loss. Other common questions about this product are: Where did it come from? How can it help you lose weight? Where can you get? Are there risks? Garcinia Cambogia originates in areas such as Indonesia and India, as well as parts of Africa and Asia. The natives of these regions have used this extract produced in a variety of foods for centuries. A tamarind extract, which is the size of small…
 
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    Alzheimer's Reading Room

  • Happy Thanksgiving Mother Father Daughter Son

    Bob DeMarco
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:56 am
    To my fellow Alzheimer's and dementia related caregivers I say, "you are accomplishing more than can be easily imagined".By Bob DeMarco +Alzheimer's Reading Room While it is not commonly recognized, we the caregivers are the solution to the problem.Eighty percent of those living with Alzheimer's or a related dementia are cared for at home.Subscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading RoomEmail: More Articles on Alzheimer's and DementiaAre Alzheimer's Caregivers the Forgotten?The Front RowAlzheimer's Caregiving -- The Path to Heaven or Hell?10 Things a Person Living with Dementia Would Tell You If They…
  • Alzheimer’s and Music: Conducting an Emotional Visit

    Bob DeMarco
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:58 am
    I was emotionally devastated, as are all caregivers at one point or another. My biggest sorrow was that I couldn’t find ways to have meaningful interactions with him.By Marie Marley+Alzheimer's Reading Room My beloved Romanian soul mate, Ed, had been a university professor of French and a classical music lover. He loved orchestral music, especially that of Bach, Handel, Mozart and Beethoven. He hated all forms of vocal music, however, and was always telling me he couldn’t stand to see singers on stage “with the open mouth.” Whenever he said that he opened his mouth wide and grossly…
  • Brain Network May Be Vulnerable to Alzheimer’s and Schizophrenia

    Bob DeMarco
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    "These regions seem to be more vulnerable than the rest of the brain to both schizophrenia and Alzheimer's"By Alzheimer's Reading RoomOxford University researchers have found a network of brain regions that appears to be more vulnerable to unhealthy ageing – such as Alzheimer's disease – and also seems susceptible to disorders that emerge in young people, such as schizophrenia.The team showed that, in healthy people, these parts of the brain are the last to develop and the first to show signs of neurodegeneration.The research, the largest study of its kind, is published in the journal…
  • Thanksgiving If You Couldn't See Your Mashed Potatoes, You Probably Wouldn’t Eat Them

    Bob DeMarco
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:38 am
    One of the most frequent comments after Thanksgiving has to do with eating. Many caregivers note that the person living with dementia won't eat, or won't eat much. This of course is very disconcerting.By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomI believe in the Bunkhouse Logic approach to Alzheimer's caregiving. So when I have a problem I always try to think about all the variables, and all the potential solutions to the problem.There can be several reasons why a person living with dementia won't eat. Right now, let's stick with what might be a perceptual problem with the food on the plate.By this…
  • Thanksgiving Story: Coaxing memories out of the fog of dementia

    Bob DeMarco
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:12 am
    Thanksgiving is often a difficult time for persons living with dementia and their families. Does it have to be this way?By Alzheimer's Reading RoomCaring for a loved one with dementia “is really all about communication,” says Anne Basting, professor of theater at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.I wanted to bring this wonderful and fascinating story that appeared in the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel to your attention and awareness.Carol was frantic.  "I simply can't fix Thanksgiving dinner anymore," she told Charlie. "I've got to look up a bunch of stuff — meals I've…
 
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    "Had a Dad" Alzheimer's Blog

  • Dementia on Pinterest

    GBP })i({
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:45 pm
    I'll be posting interesting things about dementia and Alzheimer's on Pinterest.  See the sideboard or below.  "Had a Dad" Alzheimer's Blog http://alzheimersdad.blogspot.com (c) Gevera Bert Piedmont })i({ Thank you for visiting!
  • My mom has cancer

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    24 Oct 2014 | 5:50 pm
    My mom has stage-4 ovarian cancer.  I have no time to devote to this blog as it's taking all I have, and more, to give her the care she needs.  She's not terminal at this point; the doctor believes she can live 5 years, but she first has to survive chemo, surgery, and more chemo, which is going to be a battle into next spring. I will never take down these pages as long as I believe that my dad's story helps others.  He's been gone almost 7 years and I miss him every day, but I'm glad he's not here to see my mom so very ill.Hug your parents and tell them you love them. If…
  • "stand your ground" follow-up

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    1 Mar 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Back in December, I wrote about the sad case where an elderly Alzheimer's patient was shot to death under the "stand your ground" law, which allows you to shoot basically anyone you feel like shooting if you can claim you are threatened.To quickly recap, Mr Ronald Westbrook was wandering at night with his dog, lost, and went to the wrong house.  The people called the police, but then also went outside and shot the old man, killing him.Now the DA has decided that this sort of behavior is perfectly acceptable and no charges are to be filed against the cowardly young man who was afraid of…
  • Look at Them Swim

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    6 Feb 2014 | 11:48 am
    This is the essay I submitted to Chicken Soup for the Dementia Soul.  I did not hear back from them, and the book comes out on 4/22/2014, and you're supposed to hear back two months before.  So here it is for your enjoyment, and  you don't have to buy the book.Look at Them SwimDementia is a terrible disease and as it progresses, most days are filled with incidents we’d rather forget.  But every once in a while, there are brief moments of joy and laughter.My dad had Alzheimer’s for four years, and his first symptoms were speech-related (aphasia).  As the disease…
  • dementia patient hit by train

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    3 Feb 2014 | 12:22 pm
    The first time my dad went missing, he was really lost.  The second time, though, he was angry.  He was going to go walk in front of a truck.  He wouldn't get into my car (once he was located) and it took a police officer to get him into a vehicle and home.It's really hard to judge how much people with dementia retain.  The last time I saw my dad before his catastrophic head injury, he surprised me by hugging me and saying he loved me.  Did he know who I was that day, or was he just happy "that girl who helps me" came to visit him at the nursing home?  I'd like…
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  • What Is Garcinia Cambogia? What Is Best Garcinia Cambogia?

    emmasamozin
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:44 am
    What Is Garcinia Cambogia? What’s this? This problem is becoming more popular as people start to hear about celebrities and other people who have success with using Garcinia Cambogia for Weight Loss. Other common questions about this product are: Where did it come from? How can it help you lose weight? Where can you get? Are there risks? Garcinia Cambogia originates in areas such as Indonesia and India, as well as parts of Africa and Asia. The natives of these regions have used this extract produced in a variety of foods for centuries. A tamarind extract, which is the size of small…
  • My Real Name...

    erinohoulihan
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:49 pm
    (My first name is not ERIN. For this part of the story I will have to tell you my real first name. Likely this will be the one and only post in which I will mention my first name. If it were not such a significant part of something that happened I would not consider it but, unfortunately, this part of the story does not work without it.) Dad was transferred to a rehab hospital upon his discharge from the stroke ward. We were told he would need seven to ten days of rehab which would include physical therapy, occupational therapy and, hopefully, enough time for us to come up with a plan for…
  • Astrocytes in vicinity of amyloid plaques are hyperactive due to increased ATP receptors on surface

    neuronrepair
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:04 pm
    From German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE): Alzheimer’s disease: Molecular signals cause brain cells to switch into a hectic state The disease affects cells that are involved in the control of brain perfusion ———————— Bonn/Berlin, November 19, 2014. Alzheimer’s disease damages the nervous system in many different ways. This is because the disease affects not only neurons but also other brain cells, such as the astrocytes. These support the normal function of neurons and are involved in the regulation of cerebral blood flow.
  • Green tea and red wine extracts interrupt Alzheimer’s disease pathway in cells

    Ralph Turchiano
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:22 am
    08 FEB 2013 Natural chemicals found in green tea and red wine may disrupt a key step of the Alzheime
  • How Much Can We Handle?

    Bobbi Carducci
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:46 am
    It’s a sad truth that being a caregiver can break us. We don’t need to read the statistics to know that caregiving comes with a cost to our health, our relationships and our self-esteem. We do a job we know will end in incredible loss. We cannot win no matter how hard we try. Those who don’t understand criticize our decisions and question our intentions during brief visits where the person who called us vile names and lashed out at us all night sits smiling quietly and complains about how we treat them. And so we break. Sometimes for just a moment or two, other times we…
 
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    The Myth of Alzheimers

  • “Where Critical Psychiatry Meets Community Resilience” from Mad in America

    Peter Whitehouse
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:18 pm
    On November I attended the 17th annual meeting of the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry (ISEPP, www.psychintegrity.org). Sponsors include the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs (www.luskin.ucla.edu) and the Marjorie Crump Chair in Social Welfare at UCLA. A report by Rob Wipond (whose title I borrowed in my blog title) found on the Mad [...]
  • Care today, care tomorrow, cure? – a report from the G7 Dementia Legacy Summit in Tokyo

    Peter Whitehouse
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:34 am
      Prime Minister Abe opening to G7 Dementia Summit   In the first week of November the Japanese government hosted several days of events focusing on the G7 Dementia Legacy Summit process. The focus of the meeting in Tokyo was innovations in care and prevention. I spoke on topics relating to intergenerational learning, dementia and [...]
  • 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 [...]
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    The Cure for Alzheimers 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…
  • As Seen on NBC – New Hope in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease

    admin
    9 Nov 2014 | 10:13 am
    In an NBC report, we learn how a look into the eyes can detect signs of Alzheimer’s Disease years in advance. Early detection is also showing that a combination of diet and exercise, which researchers tested in a lifestyle change study, helped to keep Alzheimer’s at bay. The post As Seen on NBC – New Hope in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease appeared first on The Cure for Alzheimers Disease.
  • Breakthrough Replicates Human Brain Cells for Use in Alzheimer’s Research- Oct 12, 2014

    admin
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Scientists have found a promising way to replicate the human brain cells to more quickly further studies for treatments & other Alzheimer’s research. They have created neurons that behave as they would in the human brain, not a fully functioning brain itself, however, this is a huge breakthrough as scientists will be able to tests the effects of certain studies much closer and more accurately, as it pertains, to the human brain. Read more by clicking the link below: Breakthrough Replicates Human Brain Cells for Use in Alzheimer’s Research ~The New York Times The post Breakthrough…
  • The Alzheimer’s Project

    admin
    15 Aug 2013 | 4:36 pm
    In the HBO Documentary, The Memory Loss Tapes, we have the opportunity to join several individuals on their journey with Alzheimer’s Disease; a journey that gives us a sad, sometimes shocking glimpse into lives that were once vibrant, active & full of energy & life. The documentary shows how Alzheimer’s starts with a slow decline, misplacing things to forgetting events and names, then working itself throughout all areas of the brain, deleting important lifelong memories, shattering dreams of futures once planned out with loved ones. The streaming videos can be found at the…
  • Sanford-Burnham- Florida researchers find drug that could reverse Alzheimer’s

    admin
    1 Jul 2013 | 9:00 pm
    I want to send a quick shout out of thanks to one of my readers who alerted me to this information. I really would like to see this move along, as I’m sure everyone who has a loved one or has been diagnosed personally with Alzheimer’s Disease would. It seems like the strides in finding something that will halt this disease have been painfully slow, so, keep your fingers crossed and pray that we see this sail! Click here for the article on the new drug being researched called NitroMemantine   Life is so very short, Every minute counts, and every minute with purpose helps pave…
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  • Improv for Thanksgiving

    Heather Sawitsky
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:25 pm
      Are you concerned about how your Thanksgiving holiday will unfold if you are to spend it with someone who has dementia? Many families worry how to respond to relatives who confuse them with their parents, or Read More...
  • The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

    Heather Sawitsky
    9 Nov 2014 | 8:41 pm
      When initially diagnosed with a disease, most people want to find out as much as possible about it, including its likely trajectory. Responding to this need, different Alzheimer experts have constructed models of disease progression, identifying Read More...
  • A Possible Break Through For Alzheimer’s Research

    Heather Sawitsky
    3 Nov 2014 | 3:54 am
        For the last two decades, researchers have been unable to find a drug to cure Alzheimer’s disease. Amyloid protein, also called Abeta, is thought to be the hallmark of Alzheimer’s. There have been many drugs developed Read More...
  • Famous Faces of Alzheimer’s

    Heather Sawitsky
    26 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
      This video brings home the toll of Alzheimer’s, which makes no exceptions for politicians, musicians, writers, athletes, or actors. I would like to add another name to this list: my father, Fred Brown, who contended with dementia for over twenty years with dignity and courage, and whom I miss every day.  
  • 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...
 
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