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Summer brings adventures and explorations outdoors , as well as an opportunity to make incredible memories with senior loved ones. As you plan your summer fun, be sure to take precautions that keep your loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia safe.
Alzheimer’s caregivers always need to be vigilant in keeping their loved one safe, but with the warmer weather comes additional safety concerns. A senior who wanders may face additional safety challenges in the summer if they are not hydrated, or are not wearing sunscreen. Read more for tips on Read more
A new study from Harvard University suggests that beta amyloid protein may develop in the brain to fight off infections that have crossed the blood-brain barrier.
Learn more from this groundbreaking study about the connection between dementia and infections, and its implications on future studies.
How Symptomless Infections Can Lead to Dementia
A new study from Harvard University has found that silent, symptomless infections may lead to dementia. The study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, suggests that the production of beta amyloid protein (a hallmark characteristic of the disease), is the brain’s immune response to fight infections. When Read more