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People with dementia experiencing isolation, faster decline

Everyone has dealt with some sort of isolation this year due to COVID-19. But for those living with different forms of dementia, isolation can take a much larger toll.

“He has Lewy body dementia,” Jaye Kephart explained. She takes care of her husband, Michael, who was diagnosed with this form of dimension five years ago. […]

How to care for Alzheimer’s disease according to a Dothan senior care home

It’s Alzheimer Awareness Month, a time dedicated to those suffering from the degenerative disease that slowly destroys a person’s mind.

It’s a heart wrenching feeling when your loved one starts forgetting simple things like what they did yesterday or what they even did five minutes ago.

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Financial Corner: Caregivers Must Also Care (Financially) for Themselves

If you’re a caregiver, possibly for a loved one dealing with an illness such as Alzheimer’s disease, you’re probably already facing some significant emotional and physical challenges – so you don’t need any financial ones as well. Yet, they are difficult to avoid. What steps can you take to deal with them?

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Maine CDC to expand support for residents with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, advancing age-friendly efforts

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) is among the first 15 public health entities nationally to be awarded federal funding to expand support services for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease under the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act.

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Dementia patients face worsening symptoms during COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed a new set of challenges for dementia patients, many of whom are undetected for degenerative brain diseases in Brunei, the health minister said on Monday.

In a statement to mark World Alzheimer’s Day, YB Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohammad Isham Hj Jaafar said social distancing measures have exacerbated dementia […]

Pandemic affecting Alzheimer’s patients

For anyone struggling with a cognitive disorder, like Alzheimer’s, human connection can be crucial to your health and wellbeing. Like many other things during this pandemic, this has been stripped away and caregivers and those fighting these diseases are now paying the price for it.

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Wellness Wednesday: What to know about Alzheimer’s and dementia

September marks World Alzheimer’s Month, helping raise awareness and challenge the stigmas surrounding the disease.

Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative disorder that results in a gradual loss of memory, initially short-term memory, and an ability to do daily tasks that worsens over time. It’s one of many types of dementia, along with Lewy body dementia, Parkinson’s […]

Hope on the horizon for those with Alzheimer’s disease

While new treatments are slow to emerge in the field of Alzheimer’s disease, there are some promising therapies in the works.

“One is the new drug that’s coming out from Biogen, which is using a monoclonal antibody, and they’re showing it can be used in a subset of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. They’re […]

Telehealth: Improving Dementia Care

Significant efforts are underway to find effective treatments and prevention strategies for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. But for the millions of people living with these diseases today, there is an immediate urgent need to find effective ways to improve access to dementia care and support.

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ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION EDUCATION PROGRAMS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER

Based on the guidance from local public health agencies, free education programs offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter will remain online through the fall. Programs are delivered through an easy-to-use online meeting system available to users on desktop or portable computers, and mobile devices.

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