July 27, 2014

Tought of the Week: A Hard Battle

Senior with caretaker and a saying: "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. (Philo)"

F18 Scans Make A Big Difference in Diagnosing Dementia

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F18 scanning is a new technology that lets doctors "look" into a brain with dementia. It shows how much Alzheimer's plaque is stuck on live neurons. At $3,000 per scan, is it worth it?

SNIFF Insulin Spray For Alzheimer's

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See NIH-sponsored research exploring intranasal insulin as a potentially strong treatment for dementia.

Lewy Body Rollercoaster

Caregivers call the ups and downs of Lewy Body dementia the "Roller-Coaster of LBD." Learn more about it and where to get essential support.

Poor Memory + Slow Walking = Dementia?


People may not have easy access to sophisticated, expensive dementia tests. A simple new test from Einstein Medicine uses a stopwatch and a few questions to determine one's risk of dementia. The potential payoff could be tremendous for individuals, their families and society. See how.

What is Vascular Dementia?

Vascular dementia is one of the 3 leading causes of dementia. When it appears together with Alzheimer's disease, which it does quite often, it is called "Mixed dementia". Learn what causes it and how to identify different types.

Explaining Alzheimer's to Children


Why Did Grandma Put Her Underwear in the Refrigerator?

Alzheimer's is confusing for children to grasp. This book takes a very complex subject and breaks it down to an easy to understand level. It offers tips on approaching dementia's challenging behaviors with a child's grace and kindness. This book is a "Must Have" for all children.


July 25, 2014

Power Of Touch Brings Wife Back From Alzheimer's

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There's not much research about the power of touch in Alzheimer's. Notwithstanding, one nursing home's staff say Sol & Rita are all the proof they need. "After an hour's time, she became a new woman," said Sol. "She started talking. She knew who I was. The doctor said I discovered a medical miracle."

July 24, 2014

You're Not Getting Alzheimer's… You Just Know So Much

Does age lead to deterioration of brain function, or do older brains just take longer to process ever increasing amounts of knowledge? The latest research may surprise you.

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