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  • Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk for Dementia

    MedicineNet Alzheimer's General
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Title: Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk for DementiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/10/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/11/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Don't Miss it - Watch Napoleon the Alpaca

    Alzheimer's Reading Room
    Bob DeMarco
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    We have video of Napoleon the Alpaca at Maryville. The video lasts about one minute. Be sure to watch until the very end for a moment that is very touching!Alzheimer's Reading Room Post by Maryville Nursing Home.More Alzheimer's YouTube VideoDotty Rocks to Shrek 95 Year Old Alzheimer's Patient Colors Beautifully and Talks About It Alzheimer's Patient Stars in Breakfast with Harvey Dotty Live Ice CreamDotty Live - Alzheimer's Patient Lived LifeSearch more than 4,970original articles for Answers to Your Questions About Alzheimer's and DementiaSubscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading RoomEmail:…
  • End of the RoAD for Gantenerumab? Roche Declares Prodromal Alzheimer’s Trial Futile

    Alzforum News
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Roughly at its halfway point, a trial of a therapeutic Aβ antibody is over. Data aren’t out yet, but scientists suspect gantenerumab may have been dosed based on safety, too low to achieve an efficacious dose in the brain.
  • Dementia on Pinterest

    "Had a Dad" Alzheimer's Blog
    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!
  • STUDY: Poor Sleep Could Increase Your Risk Of Dementia

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    publichealthwatch
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:33 pm
    People who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea or have trouble sleeping deeply may be at more risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests.  The study, published Wednesday in the journal Neurology, found that people who have reduced oxygen in their blood during sleep— a sign of sleep apnea and other conditions such as emphysema— are more likely to have abnormalities in their brain tissue. The abnormalities, called micro-infracts, are associated with the development of dementia. In addition, people who spent less time in deep sleep, called slow wave sleep, were more likely to have…
 
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  • Don't Miss it - Watch Napoleon the Alpaca

    Bob DeMarco
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    We have video of Napoleon the Alpaca at Maryville. The video lasts about one minute. Be sure to watch until the very end for a moment that is very touching!Alzheimer's Reading Room Post by Maryville Nursing Home.More Alzheimer's YouTube VideoDotty Rocks to Shrek 95 Year Old Alzheimer's Patient Colors Beautifully and Talks About It Alzheimer's Patient Stars in Breakfast with Harvey Dotty Live Ice CreamDotty Live - Alzheimer's Patient Lived LifeSearch more than 4,970original articles for Answers to Your Questions About Alzheimer's and DementiaSubscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading RoomEmail:…
  • Exclusive: ‘The Fifth Dementia’ Band Pairs Teen Musicians With Alzheimer’s Patients

    Bob DeMarco
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:48 am
    Music’s power to soothe or energize is well known, and there is good science behind the use of music to arouse dormant memories even in those living with Alzheimer's or a related dementia.By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room I thought you might find this video interesting and worth sharing with family and friends. In one scene a man living with dementia who can barely talk goes on to play the harmonica.Music is really fascinating and the one thing that most Alzheimer's patients can always remember.I never heard Dotty sing in her entire life until after she was diagnosed. As many of you…
  • Why Do Alzheimer's Patients Laugh Or Cry? Pseudobulbar Affect

    Bob DeMarco
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:24 am
    I wish I knew about this when my mother was alive. I might have been able to help her.By Carole LarkinAlzheimer's Reading Room PicassoI wish I knew about this when my mother was alive. I might have been able to help her.Mom would suddenly burst into tears for no apparent reason. I’d say,“What’s wrong?What are you sad about? Are you depressed?”She’d say, “Honey, nothing is wrong. I’m not sad about anything. I don’t know why I’m crying, and I can’t stop it.”I’d naturally attribute it to her Alzheimer’s disease. But I was wrong. Now I know that it was really PBA…
  • Mom Didn't Laugh for Two Years and Then I Found Out Why

    Bob DeMarco
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:45 am
    After more than two years my mother laughed. I jumped up when I heard the laugh. I ran over to find out what was going on. I was so elated I felt like I could fly. Soar actually.By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room Max Wallack once wrote about the last great big laugh he heard from his Great Grams. It was obviously vivid in his mind. See The Plaid Pajamas and the Last Big Laugh.This reminded me of one of the saddest periods in my life. My mother didn't laugh for over two years. She rarely smiled during this period.I had severe heartache, it hurt. Every day.I would look over and there would…
  • The Best Christmas Present Ever! For My Mom with Alzheimer’s

    Bob DeMarco
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:49 am
    By Elaine C PereiraAlzheimer's Reading RoomOnly with the clarity of vision that 20/20 hindsight affords, can I “see” that my mother had memory problems and uncharacteristic behaviors, later diagnosed as Alzheimer’s, seven years before her passing. It was 2004, Mom’s personal year from hell, her second actually. The first was in 1951 when her twenty-month-old son was killed in a tragic car accident. Mom had buried her husband of 58 years (my dad) in April 2004 and on December 30, 2004 her remaining son, my older brother Jerry, passed away from cancer. My husband and I were at Jerry’s…
 
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  • 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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  • STUDY: Poor Sleep Could Increase Your Risk Of Dementia

    publichealthwatch
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:33 pm
    People who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea or have trouble sleeping deeply may be at more risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests.  The study, published Wednesday in the journal Neurology, found that people who have reduced oxygen in their blood during sleep— a sign of sleep apnea and other conditions such as emphysema— are more likely to have abnormalities in their brain tissue. The abnormalities, called micro-infracts, are associated with the development of dementia. In addition, people who spent less time in deep sleep, called slow wave sleep, were more likely to have…
  • Mill Run announces plans for Alzheimer’s Memory Gardens

    Communications Specialist
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:03 pm
    HILLIARD, OH – Each year, Alzheimer’s disease slowly steals memories away from the nearly 5.1 millio
  • Statins and Their Preventative Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease

    makingnewconnections
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Hey all, here is a review I wrote about Statins and Alzheimer’s disease. Leave comments below, let’s start a discussion. Introduction Alzheimer’s disease is a major health issue in America, given there were approximately 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2013.By the year 2050 the CDC has estimated that the approximate number of individuals in the United States diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease will reach 14 million people, a three-fold increase (CDC.gov). Alzheimer’s disease affects everyone, with the cost of Alzheimer’s disease overall being $214…
  • Why Music Makes Our Brain Sing

    unityhospicemusicmemory
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:10 pm
      We recently came across an article published by the New York Times, titled “Why Music Makes Our Brain Sing.” With neurological studies to back it up, this particular article vividly describes why people appreciate music and why it is that our emotions set forth through music may be our last solid memory we may ever have. As stated in the article, music is not tangible. We cannot eat it; we cannot drink it. Music cannot provide us shelter or safety. It cannot keep us from the cold. Music is simply nothing. Yet we hold it so close to our hearts. Why is that? Approximately a…
  • Montreal filmmaker deals with dementia – again

    Bill Brownstein, Montreal Gazette
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    On the upper corner of his computer, Chris Wynn has a small piece of paper posted with these words inscribed: “Don’t give up.” Few can accuse Wynn of giving up. It was almost 14 years ago that Wynn left a burgeoning career as a film-commercials editor in Toronto to return back to these parts to be with his dad John, who had recently been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 57. Wynn, only 30 at the time, not only decided to be with his dad but also to film his final years. John had been a larger-than-life figure, an infectious character, full of enthusiasm and…
 
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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

  • 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 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…
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  • Court Orders Continued Production of Namenda 

    Heather Sawitsky
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:06 am
      Yesterday a federal judge in New York ordered the pharmaceutical company Actavis to continue  manufacturing the original formulation of Namenda until the anti-trust case Read More...
  • Get Out Your Old Photo Albums

    Heather Sawitsky
    7 Dec 2014 | 8:01 pm
      At a recent dinner with a friend, she talked of her Thanksgiving with her mother who has Alzheimer’s disease. “Thank goodness I brought my old scrap books with me. Otherwise, I would have had Read More...
  • Holiday Book Suggestions

    Heather Sawitsky
    1 Dec 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Christmas and Hanukah will soon be upon us! Families living with Alzheimer’s or other memory loss may appreciate receiving a book that helps them understand the disease affecting their lives. I have culled through my own Read More...
  • 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...
 
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