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How do you talk to a loved one who can't remember your name? How do you fulfill their wishes if they can't communicate them? Caregivers who have loved ones suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia encounter these emotionally draining questions and much more every day.
More than five million American's are living with Alzheimer's disease and sometimes this frightening disease comes on quickly without any warning signs.
A study just published in the prestigious Nature Neuroscience journal by, Sylvain Williams, PhD, and his team, of the Research Centre of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University, opens the door towards better understanding of the neural circuitry and dynamic mechanisms controlling memory as well of the role of an ... (more)
MARKING ALZHEIMER'S: South Canterbury people march in the Memory Walk, organised by the local branch of Alzheimers New Zealand 's South Canterbury branch .
Designers wanted to offer a better quality of life in a secure setting when the One West unit was built in 1999 When the Washington County Health Center planned to expand its secure memory unit two decades ago, designers were given a difficult task: How do you create a "home-like" atmosphere that caters to the needs of people with dementia but also ... (more)
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Jamie Anderson, 29, will be starting walkers off at Priory Park on Saturday, September 6. Jamie has been supporting the charity since 2012 when his late father, Gerry Anderson, revealed he was living with dementia.
Extremely low levels of THC compound, a chemical found in marijuana, may slow down or halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease, US neuroscientists have found, thus laying the ground for the development of effective treatment in the future.
In fact, researchers theorize that bariatric surgery could help reduce the risk of Alzheimer's in obese people.
Basket Bingo and More will be held Sept. 25 at Turtle Run Banquet Center, 332 East Liberty Lane, Danville to benefit the Illiana Alzheimer's Alliance of the Presence United Samaritans Medical Center Foundation.
Do you care for a person with Alzheimer's Disease and wonder how you can better help them - and yourself - make it day by day? What about a fear of asking for advice? Ever heard of sleep drunkenness? We have it all and more in this week's Psychology Around the Net.
Jeanette Wallace/Pike Press Lisa Biernhe from the Alzheimer's Association spoke about the ten early detection signs of alzheimer's Friday, Aug. 22 at the Pike County Health Department.
A group of Snoqualmie Valley residents who care for family members with Alzheimer's have formed a team to join the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's.
Apparently, Richard Dawkins' aggressive advocacy for aborting babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome and the potential damage it could inflict on the pro-abortion movement was too much for even the New York Times to handle.
The failing in the work of nerve cells: An international team of researchers led by Prof.
Scientists succeeded in obtaining an unprecedented view of a type of brain-cell receptor that is implicated in a range of neurological illnesses, including Alzheimer's disease , Parkinson's disease , depression , schizophrenia , autism , and ischemic injuries associated with stroke .
Updated: Mon Sep 01, 2014 03:18 am
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