Posts Tagged ‘Alzheimer’s patients’

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 […]

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 […]

Brain Training Games May Help Delay Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease

Games May Help In Alzheimer’s Disease Treatments

There are any number of so-called brain-training games available today, and some have been suggested as helping Alzheimer’s patients. Unfortunately, as the Games for Health conference heard, there is little evidence that they actually work. However games aimed specifically for sufferers might help in delaying the onset of the condition or slow its progress, or […]


Alzheimer’s Patients Function Better With Less Clutter

Psychologists at the University of Toronto and the Georgia Institute of Technology – commonly known as Georgia Tech – have shown that an individual’s inability to recognize once-familiar faces and objects may have as much to do with difficulty perceiving their distinct features as it does with the capacity to recall from memory. A study […]


Alzheimer’s Drug Shows Positive Results In Mild Cases

Combined results from two studies of an experimental Alzheimer’s drug suggest it might modestly slow mental decline, especially in patients with mild disease. Taken separately, the studies on the drug — Eli Lilly & Co.’s solanezumab — missed their main goals of significantly slowing the mind-robbing disease or improving activities of daily living. But pooled […]

Innovative Program For Alzheimer's Patients With Sundowning Syndrome

Innovative Program For Alzheimer’s Patients With Sundowning Syndrome

Just after 10 p.m., when most people their age are going to sleep, a group of elderly folks suffering from dementia are just getting started, dancing and shaking tambourines and maracas in a raucous version of “La Bamba.” “It’s a party,” says an 81-year-old woman, among dozens of patients brought to a Bronx nursing home […]


Exercise Helps Reduce Symptoms For Alzheimer’s Disease Patients

Promising research indicates that a little physical exercise in addition to some melatonin might work to help out Alzheimer’s patients. A study carried out on mice with three different mutations of Alzheimer’s disease found that the combination of physical exercise and the daily intake of melatonin had a synergistic effect against brain deterioration. “For years we have […]


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 […]