Communication Tips for Dementia Caregivers

Communication Tips for Dementia Caregivers

As Alzheimer’s disease and dementia progresses, communication can become impaired, leading to confusion, frustration and stress. Fortunately, there are ways for dementia caregivers to communicate effectively with loved ones impacted by the disease. Learn more from theses insightful communication tips for dementia caregivers. The Impact of Alzheimer’s and Dementia on Communication As dementia progresses, the person affected may […]

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Speech Changes, Pauses May Be First Signs of Alzheimer’s

Speech Changes, Pauses May Be First Signs of Alzheimer’s

A recent study has found that changes in speech may be the first signs of Alzheimer’s. The study, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, found that people with known cognitive issues experience significant changes in speech when compared to those without cognitive decline. Researchers are hopeful that a speech analysis could be instrumental in early detection of […]

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Anxiety May Increase Cognitive Decline

Anxiety May Increase Cognitive Decline

Studies show that people who have mild cognitive impairment and high levels of anxiety are 135% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. This new study adds to previous research that shows the importance of lifestyle choices and stress management in Alzheimer’s prevention. Learn more about this study and the effects of anxiety on the brain. Effects […]

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The 27 Stressful Life Events That Can Lead to Alzheimer’s

The 27 Stressful Life Events That Can Lead to Alzheimer’s

A new study has found that stressful life experiences can age the brain approximately 1.5 years, and that, specifically, experiencing one of these 27 stressful life events could lead to Alzheimer’s and related forms of dementia later in life. Learn more about the effects of stress on brain health and the 27 life events that can […]

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Alzheimer’s May Affect Races Differently

Alzheimer’s May Affect Races Differently

A study from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago suggests that African Americans are less likely to have Alzheimer’s disease but more likely to have other forms of dementia. Researchers analyzed 122 brains of people that had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s while living and found that over 70% of the brains belonging to African-Americans showed […]

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Disadvantages Raise the Risk of Dementia for African-Americans

Disadvantages Raise the Risk of Dementia for African-Americans

Recent studies explored the racial disparities in people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and found that the stress of living in disadvantaged neighborhoods may substantially increase the risk of dementia among African-Americans. Learn more about these studies and the impact of social factors on brain health and the risk of dementia. Studies Show Racial Inequities Play a […]

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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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Canines for Dementia

Canines for Dementia

It’s undeniable that there’s something special about dogs. Most dog owners would tell you that their pets are an integral part of their family, with a desire to please their human owners and a strong personality. The Dementia Dog Project seeks to use loyal, loving and smart dogs to help people living with dementia manage […]

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