SuperAgers and Alzheimer’s

SuperAgers and Alzheimer’s

A new study has concluded that “SuperAgers” lose brain volume slower than their peers and are protected from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Learn more about how SuperAgers are challenging common aging stereotypes and giving researchers new insights into how the brain ages and is affected by dementia. SuperAgers Resistant to Normal Rate […]

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How to Find an Alzheimer’s Care Manager

How to Find an Alzheimer’s Care Manager

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease care managers take a holistic approach to maximizing outcomes for patients, ensuring that all aspects of an individual’s physical, social, family and health care needs are met.   What is an Alzheimer’s Care Manager? Care managers coordinate the many facets of Alzheimer’s care, including drug interventions as well as non pharmacologic therapies, like a safe environment and […]

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Boot Camp Helps Prepare Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Boot Camp Helps Prepare Alzheimer’s Caregivers

As the Alzheimer’s epidemic rages on, younger family members find themselves responsible for senior loved ones battling the disease. In an effort to better prepare younger generations for the challenges of caregiving, the UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program has developed a boot camp to educate and equip caregivers of all ages.  Learn more about this […]

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Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Rarely Disclosed to Patients

Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Rarely Disclosed to Patients

A report released by the Alzheimer’s Association found that only 45% of people with Alzheimer’s disease had been told of their diagnosis. While many doctors may be trying to protect their patients from the devastating diagnosis, their non-disclosure is more harmful than good. Learn more about this report and what a non-disclosed diagnosis can mean […]

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The Evolution of Alzheimer’s from Early to Late Stages

The Evolution of Alzheimer’s from Early to Late Stages

Alzheimer’s evolves through several different stages, though it’s effects vary from individual to individual. Learn the common symptoms and changes that occur throughout the progression of Alzheimer’s. In the United States, around 5 million seniors have Alzheimer’s disease. That number equates to one in nine (or 11%) of all people age 65 and over. Currently, experts have identified three major […]

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6 Online Alzheimer’s Resources You Shouldn’t Be Without

6 Online Alzheimer’s Resources You Shouldn’t Be Without

Being a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s can be overwhelming. These online resources provide community support, tips and resources to help you get the information you need. Online Alzheimer’s Resources You Shouldn’t Be Without Ask anyone close to Alzheimer’s what some of their predominant emotions are on a daily basis, and you’ll hear words like […]

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The One-Stop Guide to Alzheimer’s and Dementia

The One-Stop Guide to Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Author June Andrews, FRCN, is a professor and director of the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling in Scotland. Learn more about her book, “The One-Stop Guide to Dementia,” and her work supporting families, organizations and governments to improve services for people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and their families. A Guide to […]

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3 Things to Know About Alzheimer’s Power of Attorney

3 Things to Know About Alzheimer’s Power of Attorney

We recently sat down with attorney Brad Sauer, to discuss the execution of end-of-life legal documents for those with Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately, many caregivers do not understand the importance of living wills and powers of attorney until it’s too late. Because of the nature of the disease, executing these documents can become an ethical issue […]

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How Buddy Programs Are Affecting Alzheimer’s Patients

How Buddy Programs Are Affecting Alzheimer’s Patients

It’s a statistic that we all know too well. More than five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s or a form of dementia, and the number is estimated to triple by 2050. Some universities are responding to these staggering numbers by instituting a “buddy” program, pairing medical students with dementia patients. Learn how the program is […]

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Mind’s Eye Poetry: Rewriting Dementia

Mind’s Eye Poetry: Rewriting Dementia

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Molly Middleton Meyer, founder of Mind’s Eye Poetry — a poetry workshop and organization opening new worlds to people with dementia and their caregivers. Learn more about the story behind Meyer’s organization, her unique  workshops, and how you can get involved with her mission to care for people with […]

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