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Early-Onset Dementia and Alzheimer’s Diagnoses Spiked 373 Percent for Generation X and Millennials

The number of commercially insured Americans age 30 to 64 diagnosed with early-onset dementia or Alzheimer’s disease increased by 200% from 2013 to 2017. The average age of a person living with either form of dementia is 49. The findings came from a new Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) report, “Early-Onset Dementia and Alzheimer’s […]

CARE CONSULTATIONS AVAILABLE TO ALZHEIMER’S PATIENTS, FAMILIES, AND CAREGIVERS

One of the most devastating diagnosis a person and their family can receive is that of Alzheimer’s disease. The diagnosis is life changing and often leaves the person and their family unsure how to respond or what to do next. The disease is progressive beginning with mild memory loss leading to the loss of the […]

ADAPTING INTERACTIONS IF YOUR LOVED ONE HAS ALZHEIMER’S OR DEMENTIA

If a loved one or friend has been diagnosed with a cognitive illness and you have no previous experience, you may want to begin by educating yourself. As the disease progresses, understanding how to respond to what is happening in the brain might help you feel more confident as you interact together.

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Nursing Home for Dementia Patients Designed to Look Like 1940s Neighborhood Comforts Elderly

Jean Makesh, the CEO of three nursing homes for people with dementia, has a novel approach to helping residents live comfortably. His homes are designed with a mid-1940s resort aesthetic in a bid to reduce anxiety and depression.

Makesh’s three Lantern care home locations in Ohio each have a specially designed “memory-care wing” in which […]

How to Balance Parenting and Elderly Caregiving

My cell phone sits in the kitchen next to my wife’s, as I play on the floor with Ella, my two-year-old. My wife is upstairs supervising bath time for Layla, our 9-year-old. I don’t notice the phone vibrating on the quartz countertop, but in the space of 25 minutes, it has rung 13 […]

Women Suffer Most, But All Americans Are ‘Woefully Unprepared’ For Costs And Burdens Of Caregiving, National Survey Finds

While the viral “Ok, Boomer” catchphrase seems to connote a disconnect between baby boomers and millennials and Gen Zs, there is one area that is impacting just about every age group—caregiving. Indeed caregiving is a universal issue: no matter who you are, you’ve needed care, if only as an infant. And chances are if you […]

Letter: Continue Alzheimer’s fight

The war against Alzheimer’s disease recently suffered losses on two fronts: the clinical trial failures of two promising drugs.

Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine announced negative Phase 2/3 clinical trial results of gantenerumab (Roche) and solanezumab (Lilly) for slowing the rate of cognitive impairment and improving measures of disease-related biomarkers in individuals with […]

Healthy Living: Alzheimer’s Study

5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease.

It’s a condition that has no cure right now, and very few treatments.

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African Americans Are at Higher Risk for Alzheimer’s, But Why?

Blacks are at higher risk for several health conditions in the U.S. This is true for heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes and stroke, which are often chronic diseases. And it is also for Alzheimer’s disease, in which blacks have two times higher incidence rates than whites.

So, why do these disparities exist, especially in […]

Alzheimer’s Q&A: How can I make my mom, who has Alzheimer’s, comfortable during a trip with my children?

Though it might be challenging to travel with someone with Alzheimer’s disease, it doesn’t mean that it is impossible. However, travel might not be feasible or safe for someone in the later stages of the disease. Use your best judgement in making decisions to travel.

With proper preparations, however, traveling can be an enjoyable break […]