Confusion. Disorientation. Memory loss. While these are certainly hallmark warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease as well as other types of dementia, they can also arise from taking particular medications. Rather than automatically assuming a diagnosis of dementia, examine the following… Read More
If you were to list the top 5 emotions you feel in caring for parents, what would they be? Maybe you’d first think of feelings like love, compassion, and sometimes, even dread or frustration. Would anger make the list? In… Read More
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Amyloid plaques: they’re at the heart of scientists’ hypotheses about what causes Alzheimer’s, and they are focusing on removing them as an effective treatment option and hopefully, one day, a cure. The FDA’s recent approval of the newest medication, Aducanumab,… Read More
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Life, especially during the course of the pandemic, can be full of uncertainties. For older adults who are feeling less in control of certain areas of life, such as cognitive or physical functioning, concentrating on what can be controlled is… Read More
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Anxiety. Embarrassment. Fear. The feelings associated with a potential dementia diagnosis can cause seniors to keep their suspicions to themselves. A newly released AARP survey peeled away a few of the layers of emotion to get to the root cause… Read More
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The communication disconnect that often occurs in someone with dementia may make it difficult or impossible for a senior to describe what’s hurting. Or it could be that the senior has lost the ability to remember or recognize the sensation… Read More
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Recent research sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association is uncovering some striking results in how dementia may present differently in Hispanic people. While more investigation is required to completely understand whether these differences are the outcome of social/cultural nuances or the… Read More
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As our parents get older, it’s not necessarily very easy to determine what our role as adult children should be. We want whatever is best for them; however, if we’re not careful, it is possible to overstep our boundaries and… Read More
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For many years, Alzheimer’s research has examined the advancement of the disease through one particular basic model, even though the symptoms and progression of Alzheimer’s can vary from person to person.… Read More
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For those of us with our eyes on the horizon, anxiously awaiting a cure or a new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, a glimmer of hope has been detected. In a controversial decision made by the FDA this month, aducanumab has… Read More