“Keeping Love Alive” Throughout Alzheimer’s

“Keeping Love Alive” Throughout Alzheimer’s

In 1992, “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman took a leading role in changing relationships for the better. The idea that people receive and show love in different ways helped restore and revitalize relationships as people who read the book began to understand how to speak the other’s “love language.” The love language concept […]

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20 Things to Remember If You Love Someone with Dementia

20 Things to Remember If You Love Someone with Dementia

Taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s disease is a difficult job, one that can cause caregivers a great amount of stress. However, if you love someone with dementia, you know that the position can also bring joy into your life and be extremely rewarding if you remember a few simple things. In honor of Valentine’s Day, […]

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Sleep Protein Could Lower Risk for Alzheimer’s

Sleep Protein Could Lower Risk for Alzheimer’s

While researchers have been looking at the complex relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and sleep for years, there is still so much to learn and understand. A study from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is shedding new light on the relationship between the two. Learn more about how the study recently found […]

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Lowering Cholesterol May Help Ward Off Alzheimer’s

Lowering Cholesterol May Help Ward Off Alzheimer’s

Without cholesterol, we wouldn’t be able to digest food or produce hormones. But, as most of us know, too much cholesterol can cause cardiovascular disease and tax our bodies. There’s also strong evidence that watching our cholesterol levels may help ward off Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia as well. Learn more about cholesterol and it’s possible link […]

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How Statins Could Cut Risk for Alzheimer’s

How Statins Could Cut Risk for Alzheimer’s

Could a cholesterol lowering medication also protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease? Researchers have been looking closely at the link between brain health and cholesterol in a new study involving nearly 400,000 subjects. Learn more about the study and why some researchers are questioning the validity of its results. Study Looks at How Statins Could […]

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Researchers Test Flashing Light Therapy for Alzheimer’s

Researchers Test Flashing Light Therapy for Alzheimer’s

A study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently found that flashing light therapy can reduce the amount of beta amyloid in the brain. The study used mice as subjects, but with such promising results, researchers are hoping to move forward and test their theory on people with Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about this study and […]

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Blue Light May Help Alzheimer’s Patients

Blue Light May Help Alzheimer’s Patients

As children we used night lights to scare away “monsters,” and as adults we use them to find our way in the night. Now, Alzheimer’s patients may use a specific type of blue light to reset their internal clocks in order to sleep better. Alzheimer’s Resets the Circadian Rhythm The circadian rhythm is an internal biological clock that […]

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