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How To Care For Your Loved One With Alzheimer's Disease

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Mar 29, 2019 11:00:00 AM
  

Today, more than 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, a figure which experts predict will rise to nearly 14 million by the year 2050. Alzheimer’s is not a disease which merely affects the individual. However, family members and friends alike must learn to cope with the changes the disease brings to their loved one.

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What Is Sun Downing And How To Minimize It

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jan 15, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

Dementia is an umbrella term that refers to a group of symptoms related to memory and cognitive problems. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. According to to the National Institutes of Health, Alzheimer’s affects more than 5.5 million Americans.

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Sleep Deprivation Could Affect Chances of Alzheimer’s

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Nov 19, 2018 11:00:00 AM

 

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia that affects memory loss. According to the Center for Disease Control, as many as five million people across the country are suffering from Alzheimer’s and while younger people can be diagnosed with it, it is significantly more common after the age of 60. Alzheimer’s is also one of the top 10 leading causes of death in the country.

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dealing With Insomnia Due To Alzheimer's

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Nov 2, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

Trouble sleeping at an older age is something that comes for most people after a certain age, however these problems could be worsened if an individual is also suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease.

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When Seniors Try To Disguise Alzheimer's

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Oct 24, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

The onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms can be an intensely frightening experience. Imagine being unable to remember your closest family and friends, or being unable to complete simple tasks, or forgetting where and when you are. Simple things like loved one’s names, the route to the grocery store, and even writing out a check can all feel like insurmountable tasks to complete. Imagine slowly acknowledging that something is wrong and having no option but to endure it. If you’re reading this, chances you are you either in the midst of witnessing someone close to you experience this. They may even be your spouse of upwards of 30 - 40 years. It can be difficult to understand the shame and fear of Alzheimer’s. It can cause some people to become withdrawn and to hide their symptoms from loved ones. If you believe that something is wrong with a loved one’s mental and physical well being, they may be attempting to hide symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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How To Maintain A Healthy Brain

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Oct 22, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

Watching a family member or friend slowly succumb to Alzheimer’s disease or a similar form of dementia can be an excruciating process. You may be wondering what steps you can take to help your loved one prevent the worsening of symptoms or prevent yourself from developing these symptoms down the road. While scientists haven’t figured out a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, they have developed theories on how to prevent the onset of symptoms and lower your risk of developing the disease.

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Legislation Increases Alzheimer's funding

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Oct 8, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

A recent bill was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday, September 28th, that includes funding to help Alzheimer’s and dementia research. This appropriations “minibus” bill includes a whopping $425 million increase and was initially suggested by the National Institutes of Health. If signed into law, the total annual budget for Alzheimer’s and dementia research would be $2.3 billion in 2019. The Senate has already approved its own version of the bill, so now it just remains for the executive office to sign off. According to the Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s Impact Movement President and CEO Harry Johns,

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The Signs of Alzheimer's vs. Forgetfulness

Posted by Conor Denton on Oct 5, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

As you age, forgetting things becomes a more normal aspect of everyday life. In fact, our world today has become especially dependent on reminders. Whether it be a notification on your smartphone or a bullet point on your refrigerator's whiteboard, there are many ways in which we are reminded of what to do on a daily basis.

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New Alzheimer's Law passes in Massachusetts

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Aug 31, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

A new law passed in August 14th in Massachusetts is going to change the way that healthcare professionals treat Alzheimer’s disease. The law, which was officially signed by Governor Charlie Baker, is called the Mass Alzheimer’s and Dementia Act. Proponents of the act at the Alzheimer’s Association call Alzheimer’s the most under-recognized threat to public health in the 21st century, costing the nation upwards of $277 billion annually in Medicare, Medicaid, and other care-giving expenses.

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Grandson Creates Solution for Dehydration in alzheimer's patients

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Aug 27, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

Those who suffer from Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia often have difficulties with getting enough hydration during the day. This is due to a variety of reasons related to the aging process, but is also brought on by the fact that some dementia patients simply forget to drink enough water or misplace their water container. Others may not find water necessary at the moment or not feel thirsty, yet because the body gets worse at transmitting signals in old age, they may be dehydrated and not even realize it. Some may even have difficulty swallowing, a condition known dysphagia, that many dementia patients suffer from. Caretakers are often needed to monitor and help dementia patients to get the water they need.

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