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How virtual reality is giving people a feel for what dementia is like

The worst part was the spikes inside my shoes.

Or maybe the worst part was the dimness, my world reduced to shadows.

Or the prickly static and loud banging that crowded out the sounds I really needed to hear, such as the instructions of the woman who had placed me in that […]

Lack of sleep boosts levels of Alzheimer’s proteins: study

Chronic poor sleep may contribute to cognitive decline, according to a study that shows wakeful brain produces more of the Alzheimer’s protein amyloid beta than its waste-disposal system can handle. Levels of the protein rise, potentially setting off a sequence of changes to the brain that can end with dementia, researchers said.

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Local caregiver shares her story in CBC doc

Although their story has been told, Karen Gillespie continues to share about her family’s journey with dementia in an effort to raise awareness about the illness and the services needed for it.

The Welland resident has spoken with Niagara’s daily papers in the past, but her newest effort in advocacy is participating in a CBC […]

Survey: Caring for Alzheimer’s disease patients affects NJ caregivers

The Steiners of Manahawkin have been married for 50 years. They stand by their wedding vows, in sickness and in health. About six years ago, Andrew was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

“I’m supposed to take care of him,” said Lois Steiner.

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Generation Us: Adult care centers offer safety, engagement and socialization

When Lucy Garrison and her sisters suggested to their mother, Katherine Garrison, that she start going to JABA’s Adult Care Center, she — like so many older adults who need assistance — was at first reluctant to leave her home. But they already had been dealing with their mother’s physical problems from a stroke for […]

Insufficient evidence for physical activity in preventing late-life dementia

Dementia is defined as a decline in cognitive function that results in functional impairment. There is currently a growing body of research assessing the different factors necessary to reduce the development of dementia in adults with previously normal cognitive function. The authors of this study conducted a systematic review to assess the efficacy of such […]

6 Factors That Can Increase Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease affects nearly 5 million Americans, a number that’s expected to balloon to 13.8 million by 2050.

In its mildest form, the neurodegenerative condition is characterised by symptoms including memory lapses, getting lost, repeating questions, and misplacing things – behaviours that generally get more severe over time.

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Finding harmony with family and Alzheimer’s

Video taken two years ago when Janice Sachs was in the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s shows happy times during a holiday gathering.

This year is going to be different, and the whole family is waiting with anticipation.

“No sibling rivalry in the house, you have to keep things down,” said Kelly Ulanday, Janice’s adult daughter […]

Everyday habits that can help fight Alzheimer’s

Caffeine consumed too late in the day may disturb your sleep which could ultimately lead to harming your brain. But your morning cup of coffee contains the chemical EHT, which has been shown to help protect against Alzheimer’s disease.

Eric McDade, DO, a Dementia Specialist and Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, at Washington University at […]

RI Researchers Seek Volunteers For Major Alzheimer’s Study

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including some 23,000 Rhode Islanders.

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. It typically affects adults 60 and older, impairing their memory and ability to carry out daily activities. The cause of Alzheimer’s is still unknown but the study could help improve early detection […]