Music and Memory Programs Decrease Use of Medication

Music and Memory Programs Decrease Use of Medication

The powerful effect of music on humans in undeniable. Music has the ability to transport us to a different place and time, to stir emotions and memories we have long forgotten. The same is true of music for people living with dementia and a new study shows that personalized music and memory therapy may help reduce […]

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Alzheimer’s Affects Twice as Many People as Estimated

Alzheimer’s Affects Twice as Many People as Estimated

It is currently estimated that 5.4 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease. However, new research shows that the number may actually be closer to 11 million people, when including those who are not yet showing symptoms of the disease. Learn more about the study that uncovered these numbers and why researchers believe more […]

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Researchers Discover Earliest Indicators of Alzheimer’s

Researchers Discover Earliest Indicators of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease develops secretly and silently, usually already in the mid-to-late stages before it is detected. A new study suggests that cognitive testing may reveal early indicators of Alzheimer’s, and researchers hope this non-invasive detection method becomes commonplace in annual checkups for seniors. Learn more about the importance of early detection for Alzheimer’s and how […]

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The Connection Between Dementia and Infections

The Connection Between Dementia and Infections

A study from Harvard University suggests the beta amyloid protein may develop in the brain to fight off infections that have crossed the blood-brain barrier. Learn more from this groundbreaking study about the connection between dementia and infections, and its implications on future studies. How Symptomless Infections Can Lead to Dementia A new study from Harvard University […]

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“Memory’s Last Breath” Memoir Release

“Memory’s Last Breath” Memoir Release

At age 60, Gerda Saunders was an author, college professor, wife and doting grandmother; just days before her 60th birthday she was diagnosed with vascular dementia. She began keeping a journal in which she explores the way her brain is changing and how it affects her sense of self and those around her, especially her […]

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Raising Awareness of Invisible Disease

Raising Awareness of Invisible Disease

The United Kingdom is paving the way for Alzheimer’s research and advocacy. There are over 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and experts estimate that number will reach 1 million by 2025 and 2 million by 2051.  Among other initiatives, the UK is raising awareness of invisible diseases, like Alzheimer’s and dementia. Learn more […]

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The Connection Between UTIs and Dementia

The Connection Between UTIs and Dementia

In older people with dementia, urinary tract infections (UTIs) can cause sudden behavior changes rather than the common physical symptoms. Knowing the signs of UTIs in older people can help your loved one get treated early, before the infection leads to serious health problems. What Are UTIs? A urinary tract infection happens when germs get […]

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Isolation Among Dementia Caregivers

Isolation Among Dementia Caregivers

The Alzheimer’s epidemic is increasing at an alarming speed. A new report from the CDC claims that the number of deaths from Alzheimer’s has increased 55% from 1999 to 2014. Currently, there are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and 15 million Americans caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related […]

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6 Health Ailments That Accompany Alzheimer’s

6 Health Ailments That Accompany Alzheimer’s

Several health risk factors have been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately, Alzheimer’s itself can be a risk factor for other health problems, particularly as it progresses to later stages. Read to learn more about six health ailments related to Alzheimer’s. In the United States, roughly five million people have Alzheimer’s disease. Research has shown that Alzheimer’s results […]

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