Posts Tagged ‘depression’

Suggestions for caring for parent with Alzheimer's

Suggestions for Taking Care of Elderly with Alzheimer’s & Dementia

By Eric Woolf Caring for an elder with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease can be a stressful task at times. It’s not easy physically and emotionally, but let’s always remembers that it’s not easy for them either. Some day all of us with become seniors and we need to figure out what’s best for them so […]

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What are Good Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers? New Research Offers Additional Insight

This week, health care professionals and scientists from around the world met in Vancouver to present the latest cutting-edge research on Alzheimer’s disease for the annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. There was a lot of buzz about new studies, including drug advancements that could be potential treatments in the future. But for the average patient with Alzheimer’s, […]

Conference about dementia for African Americans

Aging and Memory in the African American Community Conference

The Aging and Memory in the African American Community Conference, scheduled for June 2nd, 2012, is the signature educational event organized by the PreSERVE Coalition designed to initiate healthy change for individuals and community. The PreSERVE Coalition is a group of individuals from healthcare, service organizations and the community, collaborating on initiatives that support the […]

What causes decreased cognition in war veterans?

What Exactly Causes Decreased Cognition in Our Veterans?

He was a 27-year-old former Marine, struggling to adjust to civilian life after two tours in Iraq. Once an A student, he now found himself unable to remember conversations, dates and routine bits of daily life. He became irritable, snapped at his children and withdrew from his family. He and his wife began divorce proceedings. […]

Memory Changes in Aging Brain are Normal

Some Memory Changes in Aging Brain are Normal

Dementia and its evil twin, Alzheimer’s, may have moved ahead of cancer on the list of most feared diseases, especially among baby boomers, who have begun to believe it is their inescapable fate if they have the bad luck to live too long. So we grasp at any news about aging, hoping that medical science […]

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You Could have Alzheimer’s Disease at Age 30: Understanding the Value of Early-onset Alzheimer’s Research | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

While dementia most often affects older adults, people as young as 30 have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Alois Alzheimer first described the disease named for him in 1906. His pioneering descriptions of symptoms (loss of cognitive function) and abnormal brain pathology (plaques and tangles in brain tissue) were based on observations […]

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How Can I Tell if it is Alzheimer’s? Part 2: Symptoms | Getting to Know Alzheimer’s: 12 Things You Must Know | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Symptoms By Mayo Clinic staff The first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease you may notice are increasing forgetfulness and mild confusion. Over time, the disease has a growing impact on your memory, your ability to speak and write coherently, and your judgment and problem solving. If you have Alzheimer’s, you may be the first to notice […]

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Estrogen Supplements May Protect Women From Alzheimer’s Disease | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

As debate continues to rage over the risks and benefits of hormone therapy, emerging medical evidence suggests certain women who take estrogen to relieve menopausal symptoms could be protected from Alzheimer’s disease. “If a woman is having hot flashes, our data suggest that she would benefit from hormone therapy,” said Pauline Maki, a U.S. researcher […]

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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 […]

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What All Caretakers Need to Know to Survive Financially | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Increasing numbers of adult children must provide care for an aging parent, which can take a significant toll on their finances. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce those costs. Lucy Lazarony was 34 when her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The diagnosis didn’t immediately change Lazarony’s life. She had recently left her reporting job […]