Posts Tagged ‘Awareness’

Learning to accept Alzheimer's disease

Accept the Cycle of Alzheimer’s Disease by Overcoming Its Restraints

Eighteen young men form a circle and pray in the basement of a fraternity house in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Simultaneously my father stands before an altar in his home praying for those who have passed and those who continue to live on. Flash back 23 years prior, San Francisco. An artist attempts to draw his […]

Bike 4 Alz: Western Kentucky University Students ride cross country for Alzheimer's

College Students Cycle Across the US for Alzheimer’s

On May 25, 2012, a group of college guys will begin a North to South cross-country bicycle trip to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease research. They call themselves Bike4Alz. The ride will begin at International Falls, Minnesota, located on the US-Canada border.  Seven weeks later the group will be sipping piña coladas in […]

HDE Home Care – Oregon In Home Care Services

HDE Home Care – In Home Care Services HDE Home Care is a family-owned in home care agency, licensed in the state of Oregon. We improve the quality of life for seniors and people with disabilities by providing caregivers for one-on-one assistance with activities of daily living. We serve most of NW Oregon including the […]

Stratford at Maple Leaf – Washington Senior Assisted Living Community

Stratford at Maple Leaf – Senior Assisted Living Community The Stratford at Maple Leaf offers assisted living apartments for seniors with Alzheimer’s and memory care needs. We offer continuum of care, so as your needs change, you can remain in one place. In addition to great care staff, the Memory Care program is designed to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]