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4 Tips for Taking Care of Caregivers

While few of us choose to become caregivers, many of us are faced with the task if a loved one is diagnosed with a chronic disease. The transition is a strange time for everyone involved, as the nature of the relationship changes for both the caregiver and patient.

However, it is all too easy as […]

Art of Aging: Alzheimer’s home prep

Meet a woman on a mission to make homes safer, and more comfortable for loved ones with a memory-stealing disease.

Theresa Clement is a licensed contractor who hosts classes like the one in the video above for our FYI Philly team, designed to empower women with power tools

But when her father was stricken with […]

Preventing Alzheimer’s: A Mind and Body Approach

Over 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease—and that number is expected to triple in the next 30 years.

Given the staggering costs and impacts of patient care, medical researchers are keen to head off this statistic. But so far, pharmaceutical drugs can only slow the onset of Alzheimer’s, and those that have been approved […]

4 ways to help care for your aging parents, spouse with tech

When it comes to caring for an aging parent or spouse, many want to help their loved one stay independent as long as possible.

Nearly 90% of people over 65 want to stay at home as long as they are able, according to a research report by the National Conference of State Legislatures and the […]

Dementia program expands to visual arts with ‘Masks’

Creators of the Fort Collins Museum of Art’s “Mask” exhibit will team up with leaders of B Sharp to offer a hands-on experience for a few individuals who are dealing with dementia.

“It’s very, very different from what the symphony offers, which is more a passive experience; we are giving them an active experience,” said […]

Alzheon Presents Data to Support Selection of Patients with Mild Alzheimer’s Disease for Pivotal Study of ALZ-801 Using Precision Medicine Approach

Alzheon, Inc. today announced the results from studies of ALZ-801 and its active molecule, tramiprosate. The new clinical data and analyses support Alzheon’s study design for the pivotal clinical program for ALZ-801, a first-in-class, oral amyloid-targeted medicine, in a genetically-defined population of patients at the Mild stage of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), with ongoing amyloid accumulation. […]

Advocates, Senators Call for More Alzheimer’s Funding

WASHINGTON — Physicians joined journalist Maria Shriver to advocate for funding and public attention to address Alzheimer’s disease during a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing Wednesday afternoon, urging senators to oppose the Trump Administration’s proposed cuts to the National Institutes of Health budget, and calling for people to change daily habits and for a […]

Can you consent to sex if you have dementia? Researcher says yes

Caregivers are unsure and uncomfortable with the topic, but a researcher in Waterloo says people with dementia can legally consent to sexual activity.

And it’s time to start talking about it, according to Andria Bianchi, a PhD candidate in applied philosophy at the University of Waterloo.

Bianchi’s dissertation focuses on sex, dementia and consent, and […]

How a dementia tracker can help your loved ones

Diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s are growing amongst senior citizens. These are conditions where the patient begins having memory loss and forgets their routine activities or sometimes gets lost if they step out of their house. In many cases, when patients go wandering, they are at a high risk of getting lost or injured.

If […]

Chris Sutton exclusive: My dad’s dementia battle a reminder of why we must act over ‘national disgrace’

It cannot be an easy thought but, as Chris Sutton candidly outlines his dad’s harrowing battle with dementia and the family’s certainty that it was caused by football, the conversation inevitably drifts on to whether players of the Premier League era could become affected.

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