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Facts About Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s Awareness: Do You Know The Facts?

There are many physical changes our bodies undergo with advancing age. Normal cognitive changes with increasing age include smaller short term memory (STM) capacity, which makes it harder to retain information and act on that information. Retrieval from long term memory (LTM) also becomes less efficient. There are also corresponding physiological changes that occur in […]

Tips on How to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Tips on How to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Dementia is a term used to describe the loss of intellectual and social skills serious enough to interfere with daily living and functioning. There are several causes of dementia, but the most common cause (found in 50-60% of cases) is Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease affects five percent of the population, aged 65 to 74 years, […]


Alzheimer’s Awareness: 5 Struggles Family Caregivers Face

In addition to being Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, November is also National Family Caregivers Month and a time to pay respects to the estimated 65 million family members in the United States currently caring for a loved one with serious health problems. According to recent statistics, an estimated 1 in 8 older adults is currently living […]


Why Everyone Should Get Involved With Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease the most common form of dementia, affecting over 5 million people in the United States alone. And anyone who knows a friend or family member who has suffered from Alzheimer’s will tell you that day-to-day living becomes a real struggle for both patients and caregivers. Alzheimer’s is a degenerative brain disease, meaning it […]

Memory Changes in Aging Brain are Normal

Some Memory Changes in Aging Brain are Normal

Dementia and its evil twin, Alzheimer’s, may have moved ahead of cancer on the list of most feared diseases, especially among baby boomers, who have begun to believe it is their inescapable fate if they have the bad luck to live too long. So we grasp at any news about aging, hoping that medical science […]

'Exergames' Boost Brain Function Among Seniors

Physical Exercise Games Boost Brain Function Among Seniors

Physical exercise is critical to keeping our brains healthy, preventing or slowing the progression of cognitive decline that can lead to dementia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unfortunately the CDC estimates that only 14% of adults aged 65 to 74, and 4% of adults over 75, exercise regularly. These were the […]


Key Milestones of the Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease was first described in 1906. In the century since then, scientists have made remarkable strides in understanding how the disease affects the brain and are learning how to make life better for patients and their families. Below are some key milestones. Discovery 1906: German physician Alois Alzheimer describes the haunting case of Auguste […]

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How Does Veterans Day Relate to Alzheimer’s Disease? Better Question: How Does it Not? | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

For veterans coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan with head injuries, the wounds of war may eventually include dementia. In a study reported at a July 18 meeting in Paris of the Alzheimer’s Association, researchers found that older veterans who had suffered concussions were more than twice as likely as other veterans to develop Alzheimer’s […]


November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

The month of November is dedicated to creating awareness for Alzheimer’s, which is the most common form of dementia. Dementia is a general term for memory loss and affects the part of the brain that controls thoughts and language that are serious enough to interfere with daily life. Here are 10 signs of Alzheimer’s: Memory […]