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My Father with Dementia, A Potential Shoplifter?

Despite my father’s diagnosis of dementia at age 86 and Alzheimer’s shortly thereafter, he was physically healthy. While he lived with us, I’d take him shopping. The outing gave him a change of pace and he kept me company.

One day in late November, after the holiday shoppers had made a mess of the store […]

Great news: New study shows beer may help curb Alzheimer’s

Perhaps one of the most tragic illnesses of our time is the loss of one’s memory through dementia in old age. Seeing a loved one gradually lose themselves is probably only second to the fear and confusion of living through a neurodegenerative disease.

As of 2012, Japan has 4.6 million patients with dementia, about 70 […]

Millennials Need to Worry About Alzheimer’s, Too

It kills more people than breast and prostate cancers combined. In fact, every 66 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s—making it the sixth leading cause of death in United States.

Perhaps the most alarming part of the disease is that it’s growing at a rapid rate with some estimates showing it could triple in […]

Alzheimer’s brain plaques may harm the heart, too

Protein fragments that form plaques in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients might also stiffen their heart muscle and increase their risk of heart failure, a new study reports.

The protein fragments are called amyloid beta. Tests of heart tissue samples revealed that the hearts of Alzheimer’s patients had increased levels of amyloid beta, the study […]

Follow these tips to make Christmas easier for a loved one with Dementia

The change in routine, as well as large groups of people, can make those with the condition feel afraid and stressed.

Home care provider Helping Hands has advice for families on how to make Christmas easier for a loved one with Dementia.

Dementia Specialist Lindsey Edgehill recommends families take the following steps to help their […]

Living with Alzheimer’s and the fight to combat it

Knife. Orange. Bottle. Take a minute to read those three words slowly and clearly to yourself. Now imagine that after reading these last two sentences you can’t remember any of those words.

For millions of Americans, this is their everyday reality. These people typically have some form of Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia […]

Atrial fibrillation raises dementia risk: Study

Atrial fibrillation raises the risk of dementia, according to research findings. The study also found that atrial fibrillation patients taking warfarin (the blood thinner) to reduce their risk of stroke were more likely to develop dementia, compared to patients who used this medication for other conditions.

The researchers looked at over 6,000 patients on warfarin […]

10 signs of stress for Alzheimer’s caregivers

Loved ones who care for people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia can face real stress that often goes unrecognized and untreated.

“It’s normal to need a break from caregiving duties,” said Leslie Gregory, president and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter. “No one can do it all by themselves. Consider taking advantage […]

Looking after dementia patient ‘can impact carer negatively’

The stress of looking after a loved one with dementia can negatively impact on both the memory and concentration of the carer, new research shows.

However, it has emerged stress-reduction techniques like mindfulness and meditation can lead to an improvement in both the memory and attention span of dementia care-givers.

The research, part of an […]

MARIA SHRIVER’S WOMEN’S ALZHEIMER’S MOVEMENT AWARDS FIVE GRANTS TO PROPEL WOMEN-BASED RESEARCH ON ALZHEIMER’S

The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement™ today announced the distribution of the five women-based grants to leading researchers dedicated to answering the question why Alzheimer’s disease disproportionately affects women. The inaugural grant recipients include:

Alzheimer’s Association, Women’s Alzheimer’s Research Initiative Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham & Women’s Hospital Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Dr. Roberta Brinton, […]