Scientists Still Perplexed by Dementia

Scientists Still Perplexed by Dementia

Doctors, families, researchers and seniors living with Alzheimer’s or dementia are eager to end the epidemic, finding a cure to eliminate the disease entirely. However, scientists are still perplexed by dementia as recent failures of promising treatment options are revealing just how complex the brain is and how hard it is to reverse the signs […]

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The Urgent Need for Alzheimer’s Research Funding

The Urgent Need for Alzheimer’s Research Funding

In American culture, there seems to be an inclination towards ignoring the problems of the aging population. But it’s damaging to ignore what goes along with aging, and especially to overlook diseases that affect our senior population – like Alzheimer’s. The sixth leading cause of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s disease will continue to claim […]

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New Risk Scale Identifies Normal Aging vs. Dementia

New Risk Scale Identifies Normal Aging vs. Dementia

Many of us can admit to having a “senior moment” from time to time, but the threat of a looming dementia diagnosis can be a reality for many families. The Mayo Clinic has recently developed a scale that will help identify those seniors who are at risk for developing dementia, hopefully encouraging high risk seniors […]

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What Nuns Are Teaching Us About Alzheimer’s

What Nuns Are Teaching Us About Alzheimer’s

Over 30 years ago, one researcher chose a small group of nuns as subjects for a study on aging and brain deterioration. Through the years, the study has grown to include nearly 700 sisters across the United States and continues to reveal groundbreaking insights into the aging process and Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about “The […]

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4 Surprising Benefits of Coffee

4 Surprising Benefits of Coffee

Can’t live without your daily cup of joe? We don’t blame you! Although studies have historically shown the negative side effects of coffee, recent studies indicate that it can actually improve your health – from boosting brain power, to delaying Alzheimer’s disease and improving memory as you age. Surprising Benefits of Coffee Read on to learn more about […]

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Does Coffee Prevent Alzheimer’s?

Does Coffee Prevent Alzheimer’s?

Can’t live without your morning cup of coffee? New research shows that coffee may prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease by reducing the amount of beta amyloid in the brain by as much as 50%. Learn more from this latest study about caffeine’s brain boosting benefits. Can Coffee Prevent Alzheimer’s? A new study led by Dr. Abhishek […]

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Top Tips for Dementia Caregiving

Top Tips for Dementia Caregiving

The holidays are full of family fun and tradition, but for some caregivers and people living with dementia, they can be incredibly stressful.  With the holidays comes added obligations like an increased demand on finances, visits from extended family, and other stressors which can make the holidays overwhelming for both the caregiver and those being […]

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Helping Loved Ones with Dementia Enjoy the Holidays

Helping Loved Ones with Dementia Enjoy the Holidays

The holidays can be a time of equal parts sentimentality and stress for any family. But, when you add in a loved one with dementia, those experiences can intensify. Learn more from Mara Botonis, author of “When Caring Takes Courage,” about how to help loved ones have more fun during the holidays. Spending the Holidays with Loved […]

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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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A Family Story: Christmas with Alzheimer’s

A Family Story: Christmas with Alzheimer’s

The holidays are supposed to be a joyful time, full of family and celebration. But for caregivers and the millions of people living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia, the holidays can be nothing short of overwhelming. The holiday season brings additional financial strain, a disruption in routine and many more unforeseen […]

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