Posts Tagged ‘alzheimer’s disease’

Ways to Cope with Thanksgiving Grief

The holiday season can be a stressful emotional time for some families. There are added pressures and expectations, busy schedules and family obligations. During the holidays we spend a lot of time with family. It is a wonderful time of year, although many times the holiday or being around certain family members can remind us […]

Taste Effects On Alzheimer's Disease Patients

How to Communicate With Someone With Alzheimer’s – Part 4: Taste

When Traditional Words Fail, Try Connecting Through The Senses Dementia and Alzheimer’s are devastating conditions that rob us of our loved ones. One of the most tragic outcomes is their dissolving memory of events, stories, faces and conversations that connect us as humans. It’s heartbreaking when reciprocal conversation wanes into oblivion. I, and many researches, […]

Communicate with People with Alzheimer's

How to Communicate With Someone With Alzheimer’s – Part 1: Touch

When Traditional Words Fail, Try Connecting Through The Senses Dementia and Alzheimer’s are devastating conditions that rob us of our loved ones. One of the most tragic outcomes is their dissolving memory of events, stories, faces and conversations that connect us as humans. It’s heartbreaking when reciprocal conversation wanes into oblivion. I, and many researches, […]

Change Your Diet To Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Change Your Diet to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease causes loss of brain function. Like other organs of the body, the brain too requires a supply of nutrients to maintain optimum health. The ideal diet that is good for both brain and heart should include 40% proteins, 40% complex carbohydrates and 20% beneficial fats. Here is a list of food items that […]

Healthy Diet May Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

7 Foods That Reduce Your Alzheimer’s Risk

The best thing you can do to keep your brain working the way you want it to: exercise, and eat right. “Nutrition is very, very important to brain health,” says Paul Nussbaum, Ph.D., a clinical neuropsychologist and member of scientific advisory board for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. “Surprisingly, the brain is made up of […]

Alzheimer's Caregiver Health Examined

Examining the Health of Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Alzheimer’s is a debilitating disease for its victims — but it can also take a toll on a patient’s caregiver. Led by epidemiology professor Joan Monin, researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have conducted a study evaluating the ways in which Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers maintain stable and trusting relationships. Caregivers are […]

Heart Problems Tied To Dmentia

Heart Problems Tied to Early Signs of Dementia

Older women with heart problems may be at greater risk for mental changes that are thought to signal the beginnings of a type of dementia, a new study shows. Called vascular dementia, it is a type of mental decline that’s thought to be caused by problems in blood flow to the brain. It is believed […]

What is Alzheimer's and what can be done?

Alzheimer’s 101: What Is It And What Can Be Done?

According to the National Institutes of Health, Alzheimer’s disease occurs when there is a loss of brain function and is a type of dementia that worsens over time. In particular, the disease can affect cognitive functions like memory and thinking. The risk of Alzheimer’s increases as a person becomes older, has a close blood relative […]

Tips For Helping Your Brain Stay Healthy

Is It Alzheimer’s Disease? Check For These Impostors First

Worried that a loved one’s forgetfulness, confusion and fuzzy thinking may herald the onset of Alzheimer’s disease? You owe it to him or her — and yourself — to get a quick check for brain-draining health conditions. Many of these mind-altering problems are treatable and even reversible. A recent report looked at nearly 1,000 people […]

Difficult Behaviors Of Alzheimer's Patients

5 Familiar (and Difficult) Behaviors of Alzheimer’s Patients

Alzheimer’s can be tough on caregivers, especially when difficult behaviors like aggression or wandering occur. Read about five common Alzheimer’s behaviors and what you can do to respond effectively. Alzheimer’s disease leads to progressive deterioration in the brain, which causes problems with memory and cognition. Even more heartbreaking, these changes to the brain can cause […]