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Will A Treatment For Alzheimer’s Ever Be Found?

In the 90s, Alzheimer’s researchers were full of optimism. New genetic studies all pointed to one culprit—hard clumps of protein, called amyloid, that litter the brains of people with the disease.

With the emergence of the first tangible target, pharmaceutical companies jumped in to develop drugs to clear amyloid from the brain. In animals, the […]

Caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s: A North Bay family’s story

Most of the people who take care of folks who are living with Alzheimer’s are virtual saints.

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and National Family Care-Givers Month.

In the North Bay, Vanessa Carter is taking care of her 85-year-old dad and that would be enough to keep her busy, but that’s just the beginning.

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Music Therapy for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Have you ever heard a song on the radio and been instantly transported back to the time and place associated with that music? It can be an enormously powerful experience, and for some patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, music’s unique ability to remind them of their former selves is beginning to […]

Helping loved ones with dementia enjoy the holidays

When a loved one has dementia, the holidays can be a difficult time; not only for the person who has dementia but also for other family members.

Nurse Grace Leroux is with Bethesda Health Group’s Senior Care and Services shared advice to make the holidays a little easier as everyone prepares for Thanksgiving.

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Dementia awareness is becoming critical for our community

Tallahassee is a community of people who care. I want to introduce you something else to care about: the need for awareness and education about individuals and families affected by dementia.

Dementia is the overarching category that includes more than 4,500 people with Alzheimer’s in Leon County alone, according to the […]

Traveling with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Traveling during the holidays can be hectic, but trips like these can be even more challenging for individuals who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Whether you’re a caregiver or someone who is diagnosed, there are a few precautions that can be taken when traveling to prepare for a great holiday season. It’s helpful […]

Caregiving for a loved one can be stressful and rewarding

It was the most important thing I would do that week.

One morning, I walked around the hospital introducing myself to patients. I stopped by the room of a woman in her late 80s with dementia. Her ability to swallow – to ensure that food and water and saliva reached her stomach and not her […]

Enjoying the Holidays While Caring for Someone with Dementia

While the holidays can be times of great magic and meaning, for those caring for loved ones living with dementia there are undoubtedly some struggles. With some extra care and planning, however, both care partners and those affected by the condition, can enjoy special days during the holiday period.

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All in the family: Relatives serving vital role as caregivers

Aisha Adkins wasn’t planning on a role as caregiver. But then her mother, Rose, was diagnosed with a rare brain disorder eight years ago.

There were some noticeable signs as the condition developed, but the first two diagnoses missed the mark, says Adkins, 35, of Dunwoody. The correct diagnosis proved to be frontotemporal dementia […]

ALZHEIMER’S 101 PRESENTED AT DRIPPING SPRINGS LIBRARY

Shannon Johnson-Quaife, PhD, Program Director for Alzheimer’s Texas, provided an informational overview of Alzheimer’s Disease at the Dripping Springs Community Library on November 8th. With her was Linda Germain, who holds a caregiver support position with the group.

“Dementia is not a normal part of aging,” Johnson-Quaife said. She explained that Alzheimer’s, a progressive, fatal […]