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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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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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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The Evolution of Alzheimer’s from Early to Late Stages

The Evolution of Alzheimer’s from Early to Late Stages

Alzheimer’s progresses through several different stages, though it’s effects vary from individual to individual. Learn the common symptoms and changes that occur throughout the evolution 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 […]

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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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