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People with Dementia and Caregivers Share the Significant Burden of Visual Hallucinations and Paranoid Delusions, New Survey Highlights

UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, the Lewy Body Dementia Association and ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: ACAD) today announced the results of a qualitative and quantitative survey that explored the impact of dementia-related psychosis on more than 200 patients to better understand the patient-centered experience of symptoms and unmet treatment needs. Both patients and caregivers responded to the survey. These […]

Coronavirus lockdown isolation caused ‘shocking’ levels of decline in dementia patients

Lockdown isolation has caused “shocking” levels of decline for people with dementia, who are rapidly losing memory, speech, and ability to dress and feed themselves, an investigation by Alzheimer’s Society has found.

The charity heard from almost 2,000 people – both those with dementia and their carers – and discovered that since being forced to […]

The Beauty and Pain of a Family Album

Glimmers of our shared DNA have always shined through. The frustrated wrinkle of our noses. The squint of our eyes when we laugh. And our impressive ability to recall all the critical details that make up a person — until recently. When your dementia diagnosis surfaced, it rocked our family. We have a prideful Liberian […]

Why Is Early Diagnosis of Dementia Important?

Witnessing memory problems in your older loved one can be really scary. You might not know what’s causing the memory loss and fear the worst-case scenario. You may think, “If it is dementia, there’s nothing I can do about it, right?” Wrong!

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Doctor: COVID-19 a bigger threat to dementia patients than isolation

Michigan doctors leading the field in researching Alzheimer’s and related dementias are taking part in a conference this week aimed at sharing findings and furthering efforts to find a cure.

Dr. Irving Vega, an associate professor of translational neuroscience and researcher for the Alzheimer’s Alliance at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, is one […]

Another possible vaccine benefit: Seasonal flu shot linked to a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s, study finds

our annual flu shot may have other long-term benefits aside from protecting against the virus.

A new study found the seasonal influenza vaccine was linked with a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference revealed Monday.

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Caring for a loved one with dementia during COVID-19 extra challenging, says expert

While people worldwide are dealing with the stresses of the COVID-19pandemic, one group that may be struggling to understand the crisis most is seniors with dementia.

An expert on aging, gerontology, and seniors says it’s difficult to broach the subject with a loved one who isn’t aware the pandemic is even happening.

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Outdoor time eases pandemic stress for dementia patients

Nancy Moore used the spading fork to loosen the dirt and then she pulled a few weeds from among the petunias and the marigolds in the raised flower bed.

She wasn’t terribly excited about the task because gardening isn’t really her thing — the 90-year-old former dance teacher would much rather be tapping — but […]

We can promote awareness for Alzheimer’s amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Adjusting to the recommended public health guidelines, such as social distancing and wearing a mask, has brought upon this idea of a new normal. This combined with a transition to a virtual environment has made the virus more tangible. Moreover, this COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on the importance of public health as a collective […]

Alzheimers Q&A: What are anticholinergics, and do they increase the risk of dementia?

Anticholinergics are a type of medication that blocks the action of a neurotransmitter, a chemical messenger in the brain known as acetylcholine.

Acetylcholine is responsible for transferring signals between certain cells that affect specific bodily functions. Anticholinergics can affect a variety of functions, including digestion, urination, salivation and movement, and they can help treat many […]