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. In the United States, roughly five million people have Alzheimer’s disease. Research has shown that Alzheimer’s results […]

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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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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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