Posts Tagged ‘Articles’

How to Communicate With Someone With Alzheimer's

How to Communicate With Someone With Alzheimer’s – Part 2: Sound & Hearing

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, […]

DementiaMustBeGlobalPriority

Dementia Must Be a Global Health Priority

Landmark data released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) in their first-ever report on the global impact of dementia: Dementia: A Public Health Priority show that around the world a new case of dementia occurs every four seconds. That is the equivalent of 7.7 million new cases each year. […]

Alzheimer's Diagnosis Possible With Scan

Alzheimer Diagnosis Possible With Scan

A much-anticipated test developed by Eli Lilly & Co. that detects the presence of proteins in the brain that are related to Alzheimer’s disease was approved Friday by the Food and Drug Administration. The tool could enable clinicians to detect Alzheimer’s earlier and more accurately in patients at the earliest sign of memory problems—a potential […]

ImprovingLongTermMemory

Long-Term Memory May Be Improved By Blocking ‘Oh-Glick-Nack’

Just as the familiar sugar in food can be bad for the teeth and waistline, another sugar has been implicated as a health menace and blocking its action may have benefits that include improving long-term memory in older people and treating cancer. Progress toward finding such a blocker for the sugar – with the appropriately […]

Shining Light on Alzheimer's and dementia

Casual Fridays: Showing Simple Delights of Alzheimer’s – “Laughing and Singing”

Casual Fridays are a series of real stories about people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. They are positive, slightly sad but enlightening. I want to show that you can still have intimate personal connections with people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Additionally, I hope that readers can relate them to their own experiences. While some of these […]

Bilingual Brain Helps Against Alzheimer's Disease

Symptoms Of Dementia Warded Off By The Bilingual Brain

New research explains how speaking more than one language may translate to better mental health. A paper published by Cell Press in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences examines how being bilingual can offer protection from the symptoms of dementia, and also suggests that the increasing diversity in our world populations may have an unexpected […]

MRI Scans Predict Alzheimer’s Disease

MRI Scans Predict Alzheimer’s Disease In Older Patients

Investigators from the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, have shown that in most elderly patients invasive and expensive techniques, i.e. lumbar puncture and PET scan, are not useful to establish the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. They arrived at this conclusion after analysis of data from the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), a large collaborative research project […]

Alzheimer's Prevention Requires Healthy Lifestyle

Alzheimer’s Prevention Requires Healthy Lifestyle

Strong evidence suggests that a combination of healthy changes to lifestyle can have a huge impact on reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The conference titled “Lifestyle Approaches for the Prevention of Alzheimer’s disease” organised by the McCusker Alzheimer’s Foundation gathered international Alzheimer’s disease (AD) experts who one way or another all reached […]

Behavior Based Treatment For Alzheimer's Patients

Behavior-Based Treatment An Option For Dementia Patients

Dementia, an acute loss of cognitive ability, can be marked by memory loss, decreased attention span, and disorientation. It occurs in severe disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. Despite the fact that the condition is common, especially among older persons, there is still a lack of effective treatment. According to Prof. Jiska Cohen-Mansfield of Tel Aviv […]

Antibiotics For Alzheimer's Disease

Antibiotics for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Researchers believe they have gained key insights on the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings could lead to the development of antibiotic treatments that could prevent the onset of the devastating illness. Investigators have learned that a key protein, called a tau-protein, transforms from being a critical component of normal brain function to […]