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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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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Are There Subtypes of Dementia?

Are There Subtypes of Dementia?

As Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias reach epidemic proportions with no cure on the horizon, researchers, people living with the disease and their families are struggling to find an explanation for the lack of treatment options. A new study suggests that it may be because Alzheimer’s is actually not one single disease but exists in […]

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Facing Alzheimer’s with Knowledge Before Diagnosis

Facing Alzheimer’s with Knowledge Before Diagnosis

With no cure for Alzheimer’s in sight, many of us are afraid to learn of our risk for the terminal disease. However, as more research becomes available, some are choosing to face Alzheimer’s by making positive lifestyle changes that researchers believe promote brain health. Learn more about these factors and the courageous people leading the fight against Alzheimer’s […]

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The Brain’s Weak Spot for Alzheimer’s

The Brain’s Weak Spot for Alzheimer’s

A new study shows that the brain has a weak spot for Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia. Researchers from the United Kingdom have identified an area in the brain that develops late in adolescence but shows the earliest signs of aging. Learn more about this study and the link between Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia. Weak Spot Links […]

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How Food Cravings Change with Dementia

How Food Cravings Change with Dementia

Many people with dementia experience sudden changes in appetite preferences and an increase in unhealthy cravings. As the disease progresses, taste buds diminish, insulin in the brain can drop and some people experience intense cravings for high-calorie foods.  Learn more about how to manage these cravings to help keep your loved one healthy. Appetite Changes […]

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