Posts Tagged ‘cognitive impairment’


Alzheimer’s Isolation Hurts the Patient and Caregiver

Living in a world of isolation can be a harmful place to dwell. Unfortunately, when dealing with Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related diseases, dissociation almost becomes a symptom for patients and their caregivers. Many patients sequester themselves away due to embarrassment. They go to great measures not to feel or look foolish in front of others, […]


Alzheimer’s Caregivers: Smart Ways to Decrease Your Distress

Caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease typically suffer deeply when their loved ones are upset or agitated about something. But there is a way to reduce that emotional distress. It’s very simple. You just have to be aware that most people with cognitive impairment live only in the present (although they may maintain memories of […]


Using Music to Engage Alzheimer’s Patients

By Marie Marley People caring for those with Alzheimer’s have long known that music is special to these individuals. It won’t stop or slow the progression of their disease, but it can be of significant benefit to them. Many people with Alzheimer’s can sing songs, including most or even all of the lyrics, long after their Alzheimer’s […]


New Drug Trial Aims To Prevent Alzheimer’s Before It Starts

Researchers will test an experimental drug that could prevent Alzheimer’s disease in people who are genetically slated to develop Alzheimer’s disease but have yet to exhibit symptoms. On Tuesday, the federal government unveiled its National Alzheimer’s Plan to find effective ways to prevent and treat dementia and Alzheimer’s by 2025. On Wednesday, the plan’s scope […]

New Therapeutic Treatment To Alzheimer's Disease

New Therapeutic Approaches In Treatment of Alzheimer’s

A research group led by Dr. A. Claudio Cuello of McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, Dept. of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, has uncovered a critical process in understanding the degeneration of brain cells sensitive to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, suggests that this discovery could help develop alternative AD therapies. […]


Depression Ups Women’s Risk of Dementia | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

While depression isn’t an inevitable part of aging, women are twice as likely as men to develop the mood disorder, and that can have significant health repercussions later in life, doctors say. At a conference on aging and memory in Toronto on Tuesday, clinical psychologist Nasreen Khatri said experiencing bouts of depression during one’s life […]