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Alzheimer’s forum focuses on financial planning

Making financial decisions as a caregiver is fraught with complications, but it has to be done and the earlier the better.

Leah Cohen discussed Family Values and Financial Decisions at Alzheimer’s Texas annual symposium on Friday. The event was held in the Central Texas Council of Governments building. Cohen is manager at arrangeCARE, an […]

Fewer dementia patients die after surgery when nurses more educated

Patients with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia may be less likely to die after surgery when they’re treated at hospitals that employ a larger proportion of nurses with at least a college degree, a U.S. study suggests.

Previous research has linked more educated nurses to better outcomes for hospital patients and lower rates of deaths and […]

Caregivers Corner: Many programs available to help pay for different kinds of elder care

Dear Mary, My siblings and I have gradually taken on more and more of a caregiving role with our elderly parents, and we know we need help. I thought Medicare covered some sort of respite care and was shocked to find it doesn’t. How do people pay for care?

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Study shows people might develop dementia later and live with it for a shorter period of time

The diagnosis is one that a family never wants to hear: Your father has Alzheimer’s disease. Your mother has stroke-related dementia.

A recently released study, included in a special supplement to the Journal of Gerontology, indicates that dementia’s impact might be compressing a bit. That is, people might be developing dementia later and living with […]

Improvements needed in hospital care of people living with dementia

Nurses and healthcare workers are highly concerned about vulnerable patients who make up the equivalent of 3.2 million hospital beds per year, according to a new report by Cardiff University.

The first three-year in-depth ethnographic investigation across England and Wales looks into the care that people living with dementia receive when they are admitted to […]

Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry reaches 300,000 enrollees

More than 300,000 people have signed-up to join the fight against Alzheimer’ disease. People from around the globe join the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry to learn the latest in research developments and scientific advancements, and have the opportunity participate in studies aimed at preventing the disease.

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There is help for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers

It’s a heart-wrenching diagnosis that is affecting too many families around the world. Currently, more than five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and as our population ages, this number could potentially skyrocket to 16 million by 2050. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., causing tremendous financial disability and other […]

Seeing is believing when it comes to Alzheimer’s effects

My husband is a big hockey fan. Sunday night, in the midst of the Stanley Cup finals and as he prepared to go out of town on a business trip for several days, we spent some quality time together watching the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche to advance to the next round of […]

$1.3M Grant Aims to Develop Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

A San Diego research institute has been awarded a $1.3 million federal grant to fund critical research for families devastated by Alzheimer’s Disease.

Inside the Conrad Prebys Center For Chemical Genomics researchers hope to zero in on specific chemical compounds that could be part of new medicine to slow the progression […]

COMMENTARY: Funding would give Alzheimer’s patients a better chance

I have had the privilege of working the past nine months for the Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod as a social work intern from Boston University. Over these past nine months many people have asked about my experience of working with those who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. They […]