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
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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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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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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
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One of the primary questions in most people’s minds when a senior loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease is precisely what to expect in the weeks, months, and years to come. We know that the unmistakable signs of dementia… Read More
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Even when confusion and memory loss escalate throughout the progression of Alzheimer’s, there is a fascinating and pleasant reprieve that often occurs. Formerly coined “terminal lucidity,” it’s more frequently known as “paradoxical lucidity.” It represents an unexpected, short-term return of… Read More
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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
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“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss Memories are the glue that binds together our past with who we are today; and for an individual with Alzheimer’s disease, confusion… Read More