The Brain’s Weak Spot for Alzheimer’s

The Brain’s Weak Spot for Alzheimer’s

A new study shows that the brain has a weak spot for Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia. Researchers from the United Kingdom have identified an area in the brain that develops late in adolescence but shows the earliest signs of aging. Learn more about this study and the link between Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia. Weak Spot Links […]

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How Food Cravings Change with Dementia

How Food Cravings Change with Dementia

Many people with dementia experience sudden changes in appetite preferences and an increase in unhealthy cravings. As the disease progresses, taste buds diminish, insulin in the brain can drop and some people experience intense cravings for high-calorie foods.  Learn more about how to manage these cravings to help keep your loved one healthy. Appetite Changes […]

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6 Clocks to Help Ease Dementia-Related Anxiety

6 Clocks to Help Ease Dementia-Related Anxiety

One early sign of Alzheimer’s disease is losing track of dates and time. As the disease progresses it becomes more difficult for those impacted to tell time and distinguish between night and day. The following clocks may help ease some confusion and are specifically designed for people with cognitive impairments and their caregivers trying to stick to […]

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Communication Tips for Dementia Caregivers

Communication Tips for Dementia Caregivers

As Alzheimer’s disease and dementia progresses, communication can become impaired, which can lead to frustration, confusion and stress. However, there are ways for dementia caregivers to communicate effectively with loved ones impacted by the disease. Learn more about the top communication tips for caregivers. The Impact of Dementia on Communication As Alzheimer’s and dementia progresses, the […]

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10 Lifesaving Location Devices for Dementia Patients

10 Lifesaving Location Devices for Dementia Patients

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia erase a person’s memory so that familiar surroundings become unfamiliar, making it difficult to adapt to new environments. The disorientation of the disease often leads to wandering, a common and serious concern for many caregivers who worry their loved one may become frightened, lost or apt to walk into a dangerous situation. There […]

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6 Care Options for Alzheimer’s Patients

6 Care Options for Alzheimer’s Patients

Care needs for those with Alzheimer’s disease can change as the stages of the disease progress. Creating a plan soon after diagnosis will help ensure that care requests from your loved one are considered and incorporated into their life with Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s affects each person differently, though you can expect some symptoms to worsen over time. […]

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What Does Alzheimer’s Do to the Brain?

What Does Alzheimer’s Do to the Brain?

The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease affects specific parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language. Irreversible and incurable, Alzheimer’s progresses through several stages, from mild to severe, and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Alzheimer’s disease starts with minor cognitive problems. Forgetfulness, confusion and mood swings are […]

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The Power of Alzheimer’s: Turning Life Upside Down

The Power of Alzheimer’s: Turning Life Upside Down

When a family receives an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, life is never the same. Our worlds change dramatically, in ways not a single one of us can imagine until we’ve walked that path. When Alzheimer’s enters, we become different people, gaining an unexpectedly crystal clear perspective of just how fragile life is. Mom’s Story My mom retired […]

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