reminiscence therapy
We take it for granted that memory loss comes with dementia. Yet it’s important to realize that long-term memory often remains intact long into the progression of the disease. So, helping someone with dementia tap into those old memories is… Read More
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If 2021 will be remembered as the year for COVID-19 vaccines, perhaps 2022 will make its mark in an equally life-changing way: with an Alzheimer’s vaccine that might actually slow or prevent the progression of the disease.  The very first… Read More
brain connections drawing
If there is one consistent thing in the race to unravel the mystery of Alzheimer’s, it is change. It seems as if whenever researchers begin to get an understanding of a single piece, new data shifts their hypotheses in a… 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
happy adult daughter with Alzheimer's mother
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
Human brain and jigsaw for Alzheimer's disease
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
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There’s nothing better than a tall, cold drink on a hot summer day; however, dysphagia in seniors can make this simple pleasure downright dangerous. Dysphagia – or trouble with swallowing – impacts millions of seniors, as a result of weakened… Read More
senior person holding hands
With the COVID-19 pandemic taking the spotlight this past year, another quietly continues brewing: the pandemic of Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, it remains the 7th leading cause of death worldwide, and is predicted to impact as many as 150 million… Read More
Brain from wooden puzzles. Mental Health and problems with memory.
With a great deal of negative news throughout 2020, it is worth noting a number of the remarkable achievements the year brought – including the advancements in Alzheimer’s disease research. Katie McDonough, director of programs and services at the Alzheimer’s… Read More
Senior Women with Gentle Smile
An individual who displays loss of memory, confusion, poor judgment, repetition, and difficulty with completing day to day activities shows classic symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, right? In actuality, what might look to be an obvious case of Alzheimer’s could in… Read More