Video Channel

3 Things Caretakers Can Do to Lessen Their Frustration with Alzheimer’s Patients

Thousands of seniors are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s every year. To take care of them millions of adults take on the responsibility of being caregivers. This job is both rewarding and overwhelming, and a lot of times, understandably frustrating.

Full Story

Reagan’s Alzheimer’s illness no longer funny to Will Ferrell as Hollywood actor just announced reversal

Actor Will Ferrell earned gratitude and praise after backing out of a proposed comedy film project.

Ferrell had considered producing and acting in a movie about Ronald Reagan and his struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. But, amid backlash from the former president’s family and others, the 48-year-old actor had a change of heart, reported Page Six […]

How to take better care of your loved one with dementia

BANGOR, Maine — When Florence Churchill’s husband, Dale, was forced to stop driving a couple of years ago because his progressive dementia was affecting his judgement, memory and physical responses, she realized things were only going to get more complicated.

She was right. She was quickly overwhelmed with seeking power of attorney designation, navigating insurance […]

Study Suggests This Skin Condition Is Linked to Alzheimer’s Risk

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Rosacea, the facial redness affecting millions of Americans, may be linked to a higher risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests.

However, the study authors were quick to stress that people with rosacea should not be overly worried about the finding.

“It is important for patients […]

Are Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease the Same?

Many people confuse dementia and Alzheimer’s disease thinking they are one and the same. This is because the terms are often used interchangeably, even by health professionals.

However, these conditions are not the same thing.

Dementia is described as the global deterioration of intellectual functioning resulting from atrophy of the central nervous system.

Full Story

[…]

Ronald Reagan’s Daughter to Will Ferrell: Don’t Mock My Dad’s Alzheimers

Dear Mr. Ferrell,

I saw the news bulletin—as did everyone—that you intend to portray my father in the throes of Alzheimer’s for a comedy that you are also producing.

Perhaps you have managed to retain some ignorance about Alzheimer’s and other versions of dementia. Perhaps if you knew more, you would not find the […]

Ten Real-Life Strategies for Dementia Caregiving

As caregivers, we often use intuition to help us decide what to do. No one ever gave us lessons on how to relate to someone with memory loss. Unfortunately, dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is counter-intuitive; i.e., often the right thing to do is exactly opposite that which seems like the right thing […]

The Alzheimer’s Prevention Diet You’ve Never Heard Of

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia in the United States, afflicted 5 million people in 2013. By 2050, that number is expected to grow to 14 million. While researchers are still trying to identify what triggers the disease, a new study shows promise for a Mediterranean-style diet that may aid in Alzheimer’s prevention.

[…]

Wandering and dementia -aspects and the risk of falling

Wandering, a complex motor, cognitive and behavioral disorder, is a common symptom among patients with dementia. A contemporary definition for wandering is: “A syndrome of dementia-related locomotion behavior having a frequent, repetitive, temporally disordered, and/or spatially disoriented nature that is manifested in lapping, random, and/or pacing patterns, some of which are associated with eloping, eloping […]

People With Down Syndrome Are Pioneers In Alzheimer’s Research

When researchers at the University of California, San Diego wanted to study an experimental Alzheimer’s drug last year, they sought help from an unlikely group: people with Down syndrome.

“I had a CAT scan on my head, and I was in a special machine. It’s called an MRI,” says Justin McCowan, 39, whose parents drove […]