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  • Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Arise Decades Before Symptoms

    MedicineNet Alzheimer's General
    20 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Arise Decades Before SymptomsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/19/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Smile though your heart is aching

    Alzheimer's Reading Room
    Bob DeMarco
    24 May 2015 | 9:47 am
    Smile though your heart is achingSmile even though it's breakingIf you smile through your fear and sorrowSmile and maybe tomorrowYou'll see the sun come shining through for youThere can be no doubt that the most important communication tool for all those caring for a person living with Alzheimer's is the smile.How the Smile is the Most Powerful Communication of Them AllI think Nat King Cole got it right. Listen below. Bring Kleenex!If you are a reader old or new you might benefit from reading these articles. Feel free to share them with family and friends; or, via social media.The Role of…
  • Mouse Axons CAST Off Inhibitors for Stunning Regeneration

    Alzforum News
    22 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    They overexpress Activin, allowing neurons to regrow axons in the central nervous system.
  • Epilepsy drug could help treat Alzheimer's disease

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    zedie
    13 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    University of British Columbia researchers say a new epilepsy drug holds promise as a treatment for
  • Whitehouse at White House (Conference on Aging regional event) help April 27, 2015 in Cleveland

    The Myth of Alzheimers
    Peter Whitehouse
    13 May 2015 | 7:36 am
          Here is the five minute talk I gave and the one photo I showed:   As an AARP visiting scholar, White House Conference on Aging groupie and fan of global health innovation (event held at Global Center for Health Innovation), let me thank all that made this program possible.  I’ll explain this [...]
 
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  • Smile though your heart is aching

    Bob DeMarco
    24 May 2015 | 9:47 am
    Smile though your heart is achingSmile even though it's breakingIf you smile through your fear and sorrowSmile and maybe tomorrowYou'll see the sun come shining through for youThere can be no doubt that the most important communication tool for all those caring for a person living with Alzheimer's is the smile.How the Smile is the Most Powerful Communication of Them AllI think Nat King Cole got it right. Listen below. Bring Kleenex!If you are a reader old or new you might benefit from reading these articles. Feel free to share them with family and friends; or, via social media.The Role of…
  • The negativity that comes with Alzheimer's caregiving

    Bob DeMarco
    23 May 2015 | 7:40 am
    Alzheimer's caregivers are bombarded day after day with negativity -- it comes with the territory. As a result, it is easy for a caregiver to become negative.I often envision caregivers trapped in a negative space thinking the same negative thoughts over and over From the day that I understood it was Alzheimer's, I had to confront my new and very negative environment with my mother. I understood that if I did not get control of my own feelings and emotions I was going to go over the edge.  I stood on the edge more than once. On occasion, I felt like my world was spinning out of…
  • How long will a person living with Alzheimer's last?

    Bob DeMarco
    22 May 2015 | 8:41 am
    When I first started taking care of my mother I was asked constantly, how long do you think you will doing this? I answered, a year or two.I'll start by asking.How long have you been caring for a person living with dementia?Or, how long did you care for a person living with Alzheimer's or a related dementia?When I first started taking care of my mother I was asked constantly, how long do you think you will doing this? I answered, a year or two.After a year or two, I started answering another year, or two.After a few years, I started answering until I can't do it effectively. Until I reach the…
  • Jeb Bush Talks About Mother-in-Law’s Alzheimer’s

    Bob DeMarco
    21 May 2015 | 8:04 am
    “My mother-in-law has dementia and she’s 94 years old”I actually read about this in the New York Times, and I wanted to bring this article to your attention.At an event in New Hampshire last night, Jeb Bush raised his hand, acknowledging that he too had a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.“My mother-in-law has dementia and she’s 94 years old,” he told reporters as he prepared to leave the event. “She’s a gift from God; she’s the most beautiful woman I’ve ever met.” Wonderful comment for sure.What’s the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and DementiaHe added, “It’s…
  • 9 Ways You Can Delay or Prevent Alzheimer's - Think Exercise and Lifestyle

    Bob DeMarco
    20 May 2015 | 8:28 am
    There is no magic bullet that will protect you from Alzheimer's and dementia. However, there are ways that you can reduce the odds of suffering from Alzheimer's, or possibly delay the onset of Alzheimer's.What’s the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and DementiaSubscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading RoomEmail: By Alzheimer's Reading RoomHere are some facts that you should consider.There are at least 18 research studies showing that exercise can improve memory in people suffering from Alzheimer's disease. One study done at the University of British Columbia found that regular aerobic exercise,…
 
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  • Epilepsy drug could help treat Alzheimer's disease

    zedie
    13 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    University of British Columbia researchers say a new epilepsy drug holds promise as a treatment for
  • His Name is Not Howard

    Linda Nelson
    13 May 2015 | 5:53 pm
    A Bit of Flash Fiction copyright 2015 © by Linda Nelson View image | gettyimages.com Jogging down the path hardly traveled, I expected an attacker to jump out of the bushes at any minute. I could have brought the dog with me, but then I would have to stop every fifteen feet for him to pee on a tree. A can of mace would have to do. The attacker never showed their face. Instead, it was a dirty old envelope that stopped me in my tracks. I could have continued on, ignoring it as trash. Instead, I picked it up and noted the address and date it had been mailed. It had a piece of folded paper…
  • My Giving Story: We Need Research AND Advocacy

    LuMind Foundation's plus15 Blog
    13 May 2015 | 12:22 pm
     – Stephanie Hartman shared this story at our inaugural Sky’s the Limit Awards Gala where we honored Dr. Jamie Edgin, Dr. William Mobley, Sarah Wernikoff and Jim and Patty White. Thank you, Stephanie, for supporting LuMind RDS Foundation and for sharing your personal reasons for supporting Down syndrome cognition research.  By Stephanie Hartman Even from a young age, I knew that I was meant to be a mother. I could see through the experience of others and particularly with the closeness within my family growing up, that good parenting is hard work, but immeasurably rewarding…
  • iPS Cell Technologies For CNS Regeneration & Disease

    Dr. Jacob Blumenthal
    13 May 2015 | 8:54 am
    This review from 2014, authored by Hideyuki Okano and Shinya Yamanaka, outlines the current status of applications of iPS technology to cell therapies (particularly for spinal cord injury), as well as neurological disease-specific iPS cell research (particularly for Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease). In addition, future directions of iPS cell research are discussed including a) development of an accurate assay system for disease-associated phenotypes, b) demonstration of causative relationships between genotypes and phenotypes by genome editing, c) application to sporadic…
  • The Night Shift cast Invites You to Fight Alzheimer's on The Longest Day®

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    13 May 2015 | 6:22 am
 
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  • A Mediterranean Diet is a Plant-Based Diet!

    Sharon Palmer, RDN
    11 May 2015 | 10:28 am
    Celebrate Med Month in May with a healthy, Mediterranean, plant-based eating style! Wine? Chocolate? Extra virgin olive oil? Sign me up! The Mediterranean lifestyle has made a significant impact around the world—both on flavor and healthA wide range of health benefits have been credited to this eating style, including lower risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, a healthy weight, and even brain protection. Best of all, this way of eating is not just a “diet”—it’s a lifestyle. The Mediterranean diet is about eating foods that are grown locally and seasonally, enjoying more whole…
  • Is Alzheimer’s disease a normal part of aging?

    Bob Larkin
    6 May 2015 | 7:06 am
    Serious mental decline is not a normal part of aging As people age, it’s normal to have occasional memory problems, such as forgetting the name of a person you’ve recently met. However, Alzheimer’s is more than occasional memory loss. It’s a disease that causes brain cells to malfunction and ultimately die. When this happens, an individual may forget the name of a longtime friend or what roads to take to return to a home they’ve lived in for decades. It can be difficult to tell normal memory problems from memory problems that should be a cause for concern. The…
  • Who is Right for Assisted Living?

    Bob Larkin
    5 May 2015 | 8:33 am
    Assisted Living is a wonderful option for many seniors. Seniors who are frail but not sick and who need some help with daily activities such as housecleaning, meals, dressing, and medication reminders and monitoring, are appropriate for Assisted Living. Geriatric experts estimate that nearly 1/3 of people age 85 and older need some assistance with these types of daily living activities. Seniors who want peace of mind, who do not want to rely on family for assistance or care, are appropriate for Assisted Living as well. Many seniors simply want to live independently without the worries of home…
  • Successful Aging with the Mediterranean Diet

    Oldways
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:32 am
    FROM MEDITERRANEAN FOODS ALLIANCE e-Newsletter Vol. VII No. 4 | 2/20/15 Oldways (www.oldwayspt.org) is a nonprofit food and nutrition education organization, with a mission to guide people to good health through heritage, using practical and positive programs grounded in science and tradition. Simply, we advocate for the healthful pleasures of real food. Oldways is the parent organization for The Whole Grains Council and The Mediterranean Foods Alliance, and is well-known for creating the Whole Grain Stamp and the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid.    We all admire people who age well. Those…
  • What is Assisted Living?

    Bob Larkin
    4 Feb 2015 | 11:55 am
    Many people confuse assisted living with nursing homes. The two are very different. Best suited for seniors who do not require complex medical care, but may require additional support with daily activities, assisted living offers a lifestyle that is maintenance-free and includes ample access to entertainment, recreation, dining and transportation. Assisted Living is a supportive senior living option promoting independence and personal dignity in a safe, home-like environment. Help with the tasks of daily living, such as dressing, bathing and medication monitoring, is personally tailored to…
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  • Homes on the Range

    Heather Sawitsky
    17 May 2015 | 7:23 pm
      In July 2013, National Public Radio showcased the Green House®  homes in Baltimore on “All Things Considered.”  The public’s response to this piece was so intense, that it crashed the Green House® Project website. Inquiries poured in, with people wanting to know where these wonderful homes were located, and Read More...
  • When to Use a Geriatric Case Manager

    Heather Sawitsky
    10 May 2015 | 7:57 pm
      To become the caregiver for your parent is to tread on new ground. The parent, so used to dispense advice (whether requested or not) is now asking you for guidance – or perhaps is not even able to Read More...
  • Who Will Decide for You, If You Can’t Decide Yourself?

    Heather Sawitsky
    4 May 2015 | 4:58 am
      In a perfect world, everyone would plan ahead and sign documents delegating decision-making authority in the event they become unable to make their own decisions. Generally speaking, these arrangements require execution of (1) a Read More...
  • 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...
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  • Who’s Sofia?

    InnovAge
    23 May 2015 | 9:05 am
    Find out now!                 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… Continue reading →
  • Caregivers: Get Help From an Adult Day Program  

    InnovAge
    21 May 2015 | 7:59 am
    Using an adult day program is one way to help alleviate caregiver stress. Getting extra help from professional caregivers can be extremely successful. No relationship can stand 100% of the time together, no matter how good the relationship. We all… Continue reading →
  • Wednesday Wellness: Apps Help Relieve Isolation, Stress

    InnovAge
    20 May 2015 | 8:31 am
    See our list of great relaxation apps that can help with difficult memory loss side effects such as isolation and depression. Filed under: Aging, Alzheimer's Disease Tagged: Aging, Alzheimer's disease, Apps, Caregiver, Dementia, Elderly, InnovAge, InnovAge Johnson Adult Day Program,… Continue reading →
  • Because It’s Saturday, and We Like Dancing!

    InnovAge
    16 May 2015 | 7:53 am
    We recently celebrated the Senior Prom at the InnovAge Johnson Adult Day Program in Englewood, Colorado. We did a lot of dancing! Thanks to the students at Grandview High School for making the event such a fun experience.Filed under: Aging… Continue reading →
  • InnovAge, Susan Sarandon Promote Aging in Place

    InnovAge
    14 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    We’re super excited to announce our new aging in place program! Visit our special website for more information! We partnered with Susan Sarandon to help families get caregiver resources for their elders.  Filed under: Aging, Care Coordination Tagged: Academy Award… Continue reading →
 
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