10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s You May Have Missed

10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s You May Have Missed

Many assume they’re the same, but dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are distinct conditions. People with dementia suffer from a set of symptoms that impact thinking and memory, where Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that impairs thought, memory and speech. Although some forms of dementia can be reversed, a cure for Alzheimer’s is yet to […]

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The Evolution of Alzheimer’s from Early to Late Stages

The Evolution of Alzheimer’s from Early to Late Stages

Alzheimer’s evolves through several different stages, though it’s effects vary from individual to individual. Learn the common symptoms and changes that occur throughout the progression of Alzheimer’s. In the United States, around 5 million seniors have Alzheimer’s disease. That number equates to one in nine (or 11%) of all people age 65 and over. Currently, experts have identified three major […]

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Gift Ideas for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Patients

Gift Ideas for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Patients

Finding a gift for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is not always easy. Fortunately, there are Alzheimer’s gift guides and products that can help make your search stress-free. Learn more from these gift ideas for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Gift Guide for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Searching for the perfect gift for a loved […]

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25 Lessons Learned from Alzheimer’s Caregivers

25 Lessons Learned from Alzheimer’s Caregivers

We are taught important life lessons every day, but the most memorable seem to come from those we love the most. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease teaches us many great unexpected lessons — both as caregivers and family members — that leave a lasting impression on our lives. We asked caregivers on our […]

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Imitating Could Help Those with Dementia Relearn Actions

Imitating Could Help Those with Dementia Relearn Actions

A recent study evaluated the effects of mimicry on people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and found that imitating may be just as helpful to seniors living with Alzheimer’s as it is for babies and toddlers learning to speak. Learn more about this study and its potential effects on future treatment methods. How Imitating Could Help Those […]

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How Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s Benefit from Our Visits

How Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s Benefit from Our Visits

Caring for and visiting with someone who has Alzheimer’s disease can be emotionally and physically draining. In a recent survey, over 40% of people reported thinking it was “pointless” to stay in contact with a loved one in advanced dementia.  However, the Alzheimer’s Society is encouraging family and friends to stay active in the lives […]

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Are There Subtypes of Dementia?

Are There Subtypes of Dementia?

As Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias reach epidemic proportions with no cure on the horizon, researchers, people living with the disease and their families are struggling to find an explanation for the lack of treatment options. A new study suggests that it may be because Alzheimer’s is actually not one single disease but exists in […]

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Facing Alzheimer’s with Knowledge Before Diagnosis

Facing Alzheimer’s with Knowledge Before Diagnosis

With no cure for Alzheimer’s in sight, many of us are afraid to learn of our risk for the terminal disease. However, as more research becomes available, some are choosing to face Alzheimer’s by making positive lifestyle changes that researchers believe promote brain health. Learn more about these factors and the courageous people leading the fight against Alzheimer’s […]

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Support Groups for Those with Early Onset Alzheimer’s

Support Groups for Those with Early Onset Alzheimer’s

An early onset Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis can be devastating for everyone involved. As more attention is brought to the disease by movies like “Still Alice,” we hope more awareness, funding and support will be given to those coping with this disease. Learn more about support groups available now, their benefits, and how to find one […]

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