How Occupational Therapy Helps With Alzheimer’s

How Occupational Therapy Helps With Alzheimer’s

One of the biggest challenges with caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease is managing day to day activities as the disease progresses. That’s where an occupational therapist can be an immense source of help. Occupational therapists focus on working with you and your family to cope with the changes that the disease brings and make […]

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How Personalized Treatments Could Be the Key to Alzheimer’s

How Personalized Treatments Could Be the Key to Alzheimer’s

Delivering personalized medicine that is customized to each person’s unique physiology has been a goal of medical professionals for decades. Now, Alzheimer’s disease researchers have developed a personalized Therapeutic Intervention Fingerprint (pTIF) that can predict the effectiveness of targeting biological factors like beta-amyloid, inflammation and tau deposition) to control the disease in each individual person. […]

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How Scientists Are Personalizing Alzheimer’s Treatment

How Scientists Are Personalizing Alzheimer’s Treatment

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been used for decades to treat neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. However, until now, every patient has received the same treatment. Now, researchers have developed a new approach to DBS treatments that could incorporate each individual’s brain activity. Learn more about the effects of DBS on brain health […]

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How Lifestyle Changes Can Help Reduce the Risk of Dementia

How Lifestyle Changes Can Help Reduce the Risk of Dementia

Last Updated: September 17, 2018 Research continues to show the impact that positive lifestyle changes can have on brain health, so the Alzheimer’s Association recently compiled simple steps to follow to prevent cognitive decline and reduce the risk of dementia. Learn more about these steps and how they can help maintain, and in some cases improve, […]

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Interventions That May Slow Memory Loss in Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Interventions That May Slow Memory Loss in Early Alzheimer’s Disease

There are many interventions that have been recently targeted in clinical research studies, aimed at preventing the onset of early  Alzheimer’s disease. Read more about the primary interventions for early Alzheimer’s and how you can implement them to prevent memory loss in your life. Interventions That May Slow Early Alzheimer’s There are several stages of […]

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Brain Implant Can Deliver Medicine by the Push of a Button

Brain Implant Can Deliver Medicine by the Push of a Button

A team of scientists have developed an ultra-thin brain implant that can administer medication to targeted areas deep within the brain structure. Learn more about the device and how it can help people living with neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. A Revolutionary Approach to Medication Administration In a study funded by the National […]

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Habilitation Therapy for Alzheimer’s

Habilitation Therapy for Alzheimer’s

A type of therapy for Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia, habilitation therapy allows people with the disease to retain their level of functioning by encouraging independence and providing a strong sense of purpose. Learn more about habilitation therapy, how it differs from rehabilitation therapy, and how it can benefit people with dementia and their […]

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New Diagnostic and Treatment Options for Alzheimer’s

New Diagnostic and Treatment Options for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only disease listed on the World Health Organization’s top 10 causes of death that cannot be cured. Learn more about Alzheimer’s and which diagnostic and treatment options are available to seniors with the disease today. Facts About Alzheimer’s Before delving […]

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Music Therapy For Dementia: Awakening Memories

Music Therapy For Dementia: Awakening Memories

Many of us have either heard or seen the incredible effects that music can have on people with dementia. Learn more about the Music & Memory Program, a non-profit organization bringing personalized music to seniors to “vastly improve [their] quality of life.” Thus far, the program has provided iPods to over 140 residences in North America. The Music & Memory […]

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How Can Pets Benefit Alzheimer’s?

How Can Pets Benefit Alzheimer’s?

No matter how unpredictable the day has been, I can count on one absolute constant in my life; when I walk in the door, my sweet Yorkie will greet me as if we’ve been apart for months. Bad or good days, rain or shine, my little buddy will be beside himself with excitement to welcome me […]

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