What You Need to Know About Familial Alzheimer’s Disease

What You Need to Know About Familial Alzheimer’s Disease

Familial Alzheimer’s disease is an exceedingly rare form of Alzheimer’s, that was recently brought to light by the film, “Still Alice.” Learn more about the heartbreaking disease that devastates families and how you can determine your own risk. Familial Alzheimer’s Disease Familial Alzheimer’s disease (FAD) is a rare form of Alzheimer’s that is entirely passed down […]

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Two Generations of Alzheimer’s Under One Roof

Two Generations of Alzheimer’s Under One Roof

Early-onset Alzheimer’s is a devastating form of dementia affecting adults under the age of 65. The condition accounts for nearly 5% of Alzheimer’s disease cases and can wreak havoc on families, emotionally and financially. Learn more about early-onset Alzheimer’s and one family’s struggle with caring for two generations of Alzheimer’s under the same roof. Devastating […]

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Dementia Cruise for Family Caregivers

Dementia Cruise for Family Caregivers

What if you could book a one week cruise through the Eastern Caribbean designed specifically for dementia caregivers and their loved ones to learn, rejuvenate and relax? Sound too good to be true? Lori La Bey, founder of “Alzheimer’s Speaks” and radio host, is hosting a one week dementia friendly cruise to help caregivers and […]

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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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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. Health Ailments That Accompany Alzheimer’s In the United States, roughly five million people have Alzheimer’s. Research has […]

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