Posts Tagged ‘symptoms of alzheimer’s’

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 […]

Treatment For Alzheimer's Disease

New Treatment Reduces A Key Alzheimer’s Disease Protein By A Staggering 90 Percent

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most terrifying things that can happen to people: staying physically healthy but losing their mental capacity. And now, a new treatment shows great promise in attacking a key building block of the disease. Researchers found that eliminating a single enzyme from mice with aggressive symptoms of Alzheimer’s drastically reduced […]


Treatment Options For People With Alzheimer’s Disease

There are more than 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia, and it is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s live an average of eight years after being diagnosed, though some survive up to 20 years depending on their age and other health conditions. […]


Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: Challenges for Caregivers

I learned about Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia during my medical school education when I was in my mid-twenties. At that time I didn’t have an appreciation for how challenging it is to live with or be a caregiver for someone with either of these diseases. After being in practice for 10 years and working with caregivers for […]

10 Warning Signs Of Alzheimer's Disease

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s, a fatal brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in different degrees. If you notice any of them, please […]