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  • Toy Improves Behavior and Mood in Alzheimer's Patient

    Alzheimer's Reading Room
    Bob DeMarco
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
    Can a simple toy improve the behavior, mood, and level of awareness in a person living with Alzheimer's or a related dementia?Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room This article is about Alzheimer's disease, Pete the Repeat Parrot, and my mother Dotty who lived with Alzheimer's disease. I wrote the original version of this article with some feelings of trepidation. On one hand, I didn't want to raise the spirits of Alzheimer's caregivers unduly. On the other hand, I believe I stumbled on to something that could prove to be an important Alzheimer's caregiving tool.I'll start by mentioning,…
  • The Intergenerational Schools awarded the Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence

    The Myth of Alzheimers
    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 [...]
  • Special Cocoa Drink May Improve Age-Related Memory Loss

    MedicineNet Alzheimer's General
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Special Cocoa Drink May Improve Age-Related Memory LossCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/26/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/27/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • "I Remember Better When I Paint" Scheduled to Appear Nationwide on PBS

    Alzheimer's Reading Room
    Max Wallack
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:13 am
    By Max WallackAlzheimer's Reading RoomI Remember Better When I Paint: Art and Alzheimer's: Opening Doors, Making ConnectionsThe article below first appeared on the Alzheimer's Reading Room in January of 2010. It was in response to a wonderful film I had seen, depicting how huge the benefits of artistic endeavors can be to those with dementia.The film, "I Remember Better When I Paint" is now scheduled to air Nationwide on PBS this November. You may click on the following link to read more and find broadcast listings. http://bit.ly/1nQr6IZThis is a film definitely worth watching!"I…
  • Good Cop, Bad Cop: Can Aβ15 Shield Synapses From Aβ42?

    Alzforum News
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:58 pm
    A small Aβ fragment produced in healthy brains binds acetylcholine receptors and enhances synaptic plasticity and learning, while blocking the toxic effects of Aβ42.
 
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  • "I Remember Better When I Paint" Scheduled to Appear Nationwide on PBS

    Max Wallack
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:13 am
    By Max WallackAlzheimer's Reading RoomI Remember Better When I Paint: Art and Alzheimer's: Opening Doors, Making ConnectionsThe article below first appeared on the Alzheimer's Reading Room in January of 2010. It was in response to a wonderful film I had seen, depicting how huge the benefits of artistic endeavors can be to those with dementia.The film, "I Remember Better When I Paint" is now scheduled to air Nationwide on PBS this November. You may click on the following link to read more and find broadcast listings. http://bit.ly/1nQr6IZThis is a film definitely worth watching!"I…
  • Blood Vessel Damage Plays Key Role in Alzheimer's Dementia

    Bob DeMarco
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:43 pm
    About half of patients (50 percent) with an Alzheimer's diagnosis also have brain damage resulting from insufficient blood flow, indicating that the blood vessel alterations that contribute to stroke also could accelerate Alzheimer's decline.By Alzheimer's Reading Room For many years, scientists have known that degeneration of neurons — nerve cells that transmit signals to and from the brain — caused Alzheimer's dementia, an incurable disease afflicting more than 35 million people worldwide and approaching epidemic proportions.Now, a new study from Weill Cornell Medical College reveals…
  • Toy Improves Behavior and Mood in Alzheimer's Patient

    Bob DeMarco
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
    Can a simple toy improve the behavior, mood, and level of awareness in a person living with Alzheimer's or a related dementia?Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room This article is about Alzheimer's disease, Pete the Repeat Parrot, and my mother Dotty who lived with Alzheimer's disease. I wrote the original version of this article with some feelings of trepidation. On one hand, I didn't want to raise the spirits of Alzheimer's caregivers unduly. On the other hand, I believe I stumbled on to something that could prove to be an important Alzheimer's caregiving tool.I'll start by mentioning,…
  • Age Related Memory Loss Reversed by Cocoa Flavanols

    Bob DeMarco
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Dietary cocoa flavanols— naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa— reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, according to a study led by Columbia University Medical Center scientists.By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading Room This latest study on memory and dietary cocoa flavanols is being heavily covered in the media and shared in social media. This indicates that the aging public is becoming increasingly aware and worried about memory loss, and brain related disorders like Alzheimer's disease.Research on memory and cocoa flavanols is not new. We first covered this…
  • Cost of Personal Care and Caregiving for the U.S. Elderly is $522 Billion

    Bob DeMarco
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    The findings explain the interest in workplace flexibility policies being considered by a number of states that provide paid time off from work for caregivers, as well as programs such as Medicaid’s Cash and Counseling program that allows family caregivers to be paid for their assistance.By Alzheimer's Reading Room The price tag for informal caregiving of elderly people by friends and relatives in the United States comes to $522 billion a year, according to a new RAND Corporation study.Replacing that care with unskilled paid care at minimum wage would cost $221 billion, while replacing it…
 
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  • My mom has cancer

    GBP })i({
    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

    GBP })i({
    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

    GBP })i({
    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

    GBP })i({
    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…
  • Vote for me!

    GBP })i({
    11 Dec 2013 | 6:07 pm
    If I win I will donate the money to Alzheimer's research. Thank you. You can vote once per day with Twitter and with Facebook.  Healthline"Had a Dad" Alzheimer's Blog http://alzheimersdad.blogspot.com (c) Gevera Bert Piedmont })i({ Thank you for visiting!
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  • "When you know better, you do better." Maya Angelou

    maljohn2
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    When I retired and closed my store (a children’s clothing store), I never dreamt that within a couple of months I would be caring for my parents who were coping with my father’s “sudden” onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Nor did I realize that exhaustion had exacerbated my mother’s memory “issues.” This was back in 2006 when I began my journey as a caregiver for both parents. When my father died in 2009, we had barely returned home from his funeral when my mother, too, began her journey with Alzheimer’s. I decided, then and there, that I would “do better” as Maya Angelou…
  • 4 Surprising Things Your Nose Can Tell You About Your Health

    emilystraus
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    No one appreciates their sense of smell when they pass a trash heap or accidentally step in dog poop. But your nose knows a lot—not just when things stink. In fact, your ability to smell, or not, can tell you a lot about your health. Here’s why you shouldn’t take your whiffing powers for granted. A bad sense of smell can signal an early death Feel like your sense of smell has gone south over the years? If it’s less than stellar, it could be a tip-off that you’re not in good health. A new study from the University of Chicago Medical Center found that not being able to detect…
  • Medical marijuana is a fact

    praguepot
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
    We have governments still pretending that marijuana has no medical benefits. Luckily for ill people there is an increasing body of research disproving government propaganda. In the video below, a top cancer doctor discusses his pro cannabis stance. The truth is escaping, the more we talk about this issue and research it the closer we are to unlocking the life changing medicinal properties of the plant.
  • A Forgotten Life - Part Two Strangers

    Kendall F. Person, thepublicblogger
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:09 am
    Part One the domino effect one in nine Americans will be diagnosed with dementia one-third of all se
  • Video of the Day: Bell Biv Devoe- "Poison" featuring Seth Rogen & Lauren Miller Rogen

    candacecordelia
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Can we just take a step back and revel in how cute Seth Rogen and his wife Lauren Miller Rogen are?!?  Fundraising for Alzheimer’s research + Bell Biv Devoe + the Rogens =     
 
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    The Myth of Alzheimers

  • 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 [...]
  • A glimpse into the Alzheimer’s Disease International 2014 report

    Danny George
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    Over the weekend, I scanned through the recently published World Alzheimer’s Report for 2014, from the global advocacy group Alzheimer’s Disease International. The report is always a useful reference point for the latest thinking about brain aging, and I found this year’s version interesting on a variety of levels: 1) The focus of this year’s [...]
  • The G7 Dementia Process moves along this fall but in what direction with what goal and at what cost

    Peter Whitehouse
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    I (Peter) have been tracking the high level G 7 conferences focusing on dementia. The field has been celebrating the attention from senior political leadership like David Cameron in the UK.  Starting in London in December of last year with the launch of the process and the World Dementia Council they have moved to Canada [...]
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  • Breakthrough Replicates Human Brain Cells for Use in Alzheimer’s Research- Oct 12, 2014

    admin
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Breakthrough Replicates Human Brain Cells for Use in Alzheimer’s Research ~The New York Times The post Breakthrough Replicates Human Brain Cells for Use in Alzheimer’s Research- Oct 12, 2014 appeared first on The Cure for Alzheimers Disease.
  • 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, […] The post The Alzheimer’s Project appeared first on The Cure for Alzheimers Disease.
  • 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 […] The post Sanford-Burnham- Florida researchers find drug that could reverse Alzheimer’s appeared first on The Cure for Alzheimers Disease.
  • An important breakthrough with the FDA maybe?

    admin
    22 Jun 2013 | 5:52 pm
    I recently read an article about the FDA’s plans to relax rules on new potential Alzheimer’s medications. The article can found at the following link: Click Here All I have to say about this is, it’s about time. If these studies can’t get further than the 2nd or the 3rd clinicals because they aren’t meeting […] The post An important breakthrough with the FDA maybe? appeared first on The Cure for Alzheimers Disease.
  • Breaking News in Research- Drug Improves Memory In Mice With Alzheimer’s Disease – J147

    admin
    16 May 2013 | 9:11 am
    A hopeful, up and coming drug in the studies for improving Alzheimer’s Disease called J147 is showing definite improvements in mice studies. The drug has shown to reverse memory deficits and improve brain function in mice with advanced symptoms of AD. This study looks promising, however testing has only included mice thus far. David Schubert, […] The post Breaking News in Research- Drug Improves Memory In Mice With Alzheimer’s Disease – J147 appeared first on The Cure for Alzheimers Disease.
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  • 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...
  • Being Mortal: High Praise for The Green House Project!

    Heather Sawitsky
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:18 pm
      In his new book, Being Mortal, Atul Gawande holds up the Green House® Project and its creator Dr. Bill Thomas, as bright, imaginative, perhaps radical leaders in the Read More...
  • Brace Yourselves! Medicare Open Enrollment is Here

    Heather Sawitsky
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:08 am
      Each year, Medicare beneficiaries have a short window of time to select new coverage. This year Open Enrollment Season starts on October 15, and closes on December 7. Given the incredible complexity of the Medicare rules, known to Read More...
  • NY Attorney General Sues Alzheimer Drug Manufacturer

    Heather Sawitsky
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:43 am
    In a move that has wide ranging implications for the pharmaceutical industry, the New York Attorney General sued Forest Read More...
 
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