How Sensory Stimulation Can Help Alzheimer’s

How Sensory Stimulation Can Help Alzheimer’s

Originally used as a therapy in Europe, sensory stimulation has gained prominence in the United States as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Using everyday objects, therapists can trigger emotions and memories in seniors who have lost their ability to connect with the world around them. Sensory Stimulation Therapy Sensory stimulation uses everyday objects to arouse one or […]

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Empathy for Alzheimer’s: The Validation Method

Empathy for Alzheimer’s: The Validation Method

Developed in the 1960s and 1970s, the Validation Method is a holistic therapy for treating Alzheimer’s disease. It focuses on empathy and provides a means for Alzheimer’s patients to communicate. It’s creator, Naomi Feil, offers workshops that teach invaluable techniques for connecting with senior patients, enhancing their dignity and bringing them peace. Learn more about using […]

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How Lifestyle Changes Can Help Reduce the Risk of Dementia

How Lifestyle Changes Can Help Reduce the Risk of Dementia

Studies continue to show the impact that positive life changes can have on brain health, so the Alzheimer’s Association compiled simple and easy to follow steps for preventing cognitive decline and reducing the risk of dementia Learn more about these steps and how they can help maintain, and in some cases improve, brain health. Tips to […]

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Benefits of Deep Brain Stimulation for Alzheimer’s

Benefits of Deep Brain Stimulation for Alzheimer’s

Deep brain stimulation is a neurosurgical procedure that has been shown to be an effective form of treatment for several disorders, including Parkinson’s disease. A recent study found that deep brain stimulation may also be helpful when it comes to treating Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia. Learn more about the treatment method and […]

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How Recovering Long Term Memories May Be Possible

How Recovering Long Term Memories May Be Possible

A study from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has produced evidence that contradicts the common belief that memories are stored at the synapses of brain cells. Their findings suggest that recovering long term memories from Alzheimer’s disease or an event such as a concussion may be possible. Learn more about this study and what […]

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Cancer Therapy Could Prevent Dementia

Cancer Therapy Could Prevent Dementia

Researchers have found that cancer therapy may have Alzheimer’s and dementia prevention benefits, stopping the disease before symptoms occur. Learn more about this study and how the methodology of the study may have a larger impact on future studies. Cancer Therapy Could Prevent Dementia Before Onset An international team of researchers from England, the Netherlands and Sweden […]

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Dementia Treatment Drugs Could Be Available by 2025

Dementia Treatment Drugs Could Be Available by 2025

Success in recent drug trials is bringing new hope to the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Experts in the field are encouraged by successful results, predicting that dementia treatment drugs will be available in the next decade. Learn more about the reasons for their optimism and the future of drug treatments for Alzheimer’s prevention.  Hope for Dementia […]

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How Purpose Impacts Your Brain

How Purpose Impacts Your Brain

A study by the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago recently linked better cognitive performance with a purposeful life. Researchers found that people who reported feeling a strong sense of purpose in life experienced less cognitive decline, although the damage to the brain from Alzheimer’s disease was the same as people who had more cognitive […]

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