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8 Things No One Tells You About Being a Caregiver for Someone With Alzheimer’s Disease

Providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease immediately inducts you into an unfortunate club of people whose relatives have this condition. No one wants to be a member, but given that around 5.5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s, many, many people are.

Although there’s no roadmap for dealing […]

Holiday travel tips for those journeying with passengers who have Alzheimer’s

Travelling during the holiday season can be a hassle. It can be even more difficult for those who have Alzheimer’s.

Fortunately, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) released a list of tips for those traveling with loved ones who have the disease.

“Thanksgiving is all about families coming together, and […]

Remembering caregivers during Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan designated November as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. And 35 years later, that designation still runs strong.

Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that presents itself in the form of progressive mental deterioration. Currently, 5.7 million Americans are living with the disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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New Vaccine Could Cut Number Of Alzheimer’s Cases In Half

A new Alzheimer’s vaccine developed by scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern could conceivably cut the number of dementia cases in half.

Unlike a previous attempt that caused swelling in the brain when DNA was injected into the test mice’s muscles, the new vaccine was administered by injecting it superficially into the skin.

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New Tool For Family, EMS Personnel Helping Dementia Patients

During a time when a person with dementia is having an issue and outside help is called, a new program is working to make that hectic time a bit safer.

The Oneida County Purple Tube Project is designed to assist families and first responders in a crisis situation by providing information about the patient.

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Support of caregivers is vital for Alzheimer’s, dementia patients

Imagine this: You’ve worked your whole life as an independent adult. You’ve raised children. You’ve provided care. You’ve worked for everything you have, but suddenly, you’re finding it hard to remember things.

Your memories are fading. The people you’ve known and loved your whole life are becoming strangers to you. The babies you […]

Key strategies when caring for a loved one with dementia

Nearly 6 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. About 16.1 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.

“When approaching dementia families, I follow the safe and sane rule,” said Dr. Andrew Duxbury, a geriatrician in the Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care at University of […]

Spending the holidays with Alzheimer’s

The Buffalo County Community Partners’ Alzheimer’s and Dementia Coalition is helping those with the disease and those who loved them during the holidays.

Gift-giving is just one of the topics being talked about during an event on November 29.

Dorann Bartels said useful items, like gloves or a blanket, make good gifts for people […]

Paid leave for caregivers of adults with dementia is charting new territory in the workplace

Although paid family and medical leave benefits help caregivers of family members with Alzheimer’s or dementia, less than half of adult caregivers reported accessing the benefit in a new study by UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating the diseases. The organization commissioned national research firm Public Opinion Strategies to conduct an online survey of […]

Learn Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a progressive and fatal brain disease that is the most common form of dementia. In the United States alone, more than 5 million individuals are living with Alzheimer’s and 16 million are serving as their unpaid caregivers.

The disease is a global crisis that […]