Can a Person with Alzheimer’s Still Drive?

Can a Person with Alzheimer’s Still Drive?

An Alzheimer’s diagnosis can turn a senior’s life upside down, making them feel afraid of both the diagnosis and of the future. The thought of taking away the freedom that comes with driving can be overwhelming. Learn more about when a loved one should stop driving and how to break the news with compassion and […]

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10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s You May Have Missed

10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s You May Have Missed

Many assume they’re the same, but dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are distinct conditions. People with dementia suffer from a set of symptoms that impact thinking and memory, where Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that impairs thought, memory and speech. Although some forms of dementia can be reversed, a cure for Alzheimer’s is yet to […]

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The Link Between Vascular Disease and Alzheimer’s

The Link Between Vascular Disease and Alzheimer’s

A recent study completed by scientists at Johns Hopkins University suggests that people who are at high risk for vascular disease may also be at high risk for dementia. While previous studies have noted a strong correlation between the two conditions, this study claims that the more risk factors an individual has for vascular disease, […]

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Alzheimer’s Linked to Fatty Acids

Alzheimer’s Linked to Fatty Acids

As the Alzheimer’s epidemic continues to rage, scientists seek to understand what causes the disease, how to prevent it and ultimately, how to cure it. As they learn more about the pathology of disease, a new study suggests that fatty acid metabolites in the brain may affect cognitive abilities and play a role in the progression of Alzheimer’s. […]

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Has Alzheimer’s Research Been Wrong for 20 Years?

Has Alzheimer’s Research Been Wrong for 20 Years?

Alzheimer‘s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Affecting over 5 million Americans, the disease is incurable and untreatable. Most of the research done to find a cure for Alzheimer’s has revolved around the beta-amyloid protein, but now, some researchers are suggesting the past twenty years of Alzheimer’s research targeting this […]

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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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