Communication Tips for Each Stage of Alzheimer’s

Communication Tips for Each Stage of Alzheimer’s

Those who have a family member or friend with Alzheimer’s disease probably know full well that communication can be a challenge. The disease lowers the normal brain function involved in comprehending and listening and interferes with a person’s ability to clearly express their ideas and thoughts. As people with Alzheimer’s progress into the late stage of […]

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What Is Cognitive Vitality?

What Is Cognitive Vitality?

There are endless claims that lifestyle changes (such as diet and exercise) and supplements can help slow down the symptoms or perhaps even prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Which (if any) of these claims are true? Is there any ironclad way for consumers to know who to trust these days? One useful tool for those who are searching […]

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Introduction to Cognitive Impairment

Introduction to Cognitive Impairment

Cognition refers to a brain activity such as awareness, perception, reasoning or thinking. Cognitive impairment ranges from mild to severe, but before delving into cognitive impairment, it’s important to understand its impact on Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Impairment Alzheimer’s involves various, distinct, phases or “stages” (including Stage 0, 1, 2 and 3). The disease […]

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Gift Ideas for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Patients

Gift Ideas for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Patients

Finding a gift for a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is not always easy. Fortunately, there are Alzheimer’s gift guides and products that can help make your search stress-free this holiday season. Learn more from these gift ideas for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Gift Ideas for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Searching for the perfect gift […]

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What Does Alzheimer’s Do to the Brain?

What Does Alzheimer’s Do to the Brain?

The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease affects specific parts of the brain that control language, memory and thought. Incurable and irreversible, Alzheimer’s progresses through several stages, from mild to severe, and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Alzheimer’s disease starts with minor cognitive problems. Confusion, forgetfulness and mood swings are […]

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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 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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25 Lessons Learned from Alzheimer’s Caregivers

25 Lessons Learned from Alzheimer’s Caregivers

We are taught important life lessons every day, but the most memorable seem to come from those we love the most. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease teaches us many great unexpected lessons — both as caregivers and family members — that leave a lasting impression on our lives. We asked caregivers on our […]

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Imitating Could Help Those with Dementia Relearn Actions

Imitating Could Help Those with Dementia Relearn Actions

A recent study evaluated the effects of mimicry on people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and found that imitating may be just as helpful to seniors living with Alzheimer’s as it is for babies and toddlers learning to speak. Learn more about this study and its potential effects on future treatment methods. How Imitating Could Help Those […]

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