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 language, memory and thought. Incurable and irreversible, 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. Confusion, forgetfulness and mood swings are […]

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Scientists Discover Alzheimer’s Sequence

Scientists Discover Alzheimer’s Sequence

Researchers know that Alzheimer’s disease creates abnormal levels of certain proteins and causes increased inflammation in the brain. What is still largely unknown, however, is how it works together to trigger Alzheimer’s. Scientists recently conducted a study and discovered a link between the three – essentially a cascading effect. Learn more about this study and the sequence of […]

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Music Therapy For Dementia: Awakening Memories

Music Therapy For Dementia: Awakening Memories

Many of us have either heard or seen the incredible effects that music can have on people with dementia. Learn more about the Music & Memory Program, a non-profit organization bringing personalized music to seniors to “vastly improve [their] quality of life.” Thus far, the program has provided iPods to over 140 residences in North America. The Music & Memory […]

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Using the Spark Memories Radio App for Dementia

Using the Spark Memories Radio App for Dementia

World renowned Alzheimer’s expert, musician, neurologist and New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D. has co-founded an app to help engage people with dementia through music. The SPARK Memories Radio app is a streaming music app that creates personalized playlists to reduce agitation in people who have the disease. Learn more about how the app […]

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Preventing Dementia Through Lifestyle Choices

Preventing Dementia Through Lifestyle Choices

A recent study has found that one in three cases of dementia could be prevented through lifestyle choices. The study comes at a time when the disease is reaching epidemic proportions across the globe, with 47 million people now living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Learn more about the study – focused on preventing dementia through […]

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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, leading to confusion, frustration and stress. Fortunately, there are ways for dementia caregivers to communicate effectively with loved ones impacted by the disease. Learn more from theses insightful communication tips for dementia caregivers. The Impact of Alzheimer’s and Dementia on Communication As dementia progresses, the person affected may […]

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Speech Changes, Pauses May Be First Signs of Alzheimer’s

Speech Changes, Pauses May Be First Signs of Alzheimer’s

A recent study has found that changes in speech may be the first signs of Alzheimer’s. The study, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, found that people with known cognitive issues experience significant changes in speech when compared to those without cognitive decline. Researchers are hopeful that a speech analysis could be instrumental in early detection of […]

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Anxiety May Increase Cognitive Decline

Anxiety May Increase Cognitive Decline

Studies show that people who have mild cognitive impairment and high levels of anxiety are 135% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. This new study adds to previous research that shows the importance of lifestyle choices and stress management in Alzheimer’s prevention. Learn more about this study and the effects of anxiety on the brain. Effects […]

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