Category 'Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care & Support'

Could Eye Changes Detect Alzheimer’s Disease?

All eyes are on a study presented at the Neuroscience 2013 conference that notes how the thickness of certain retinal cells in the eye may help indicate the advancement of Alzheimer’s disease, the progressive brain disease that affects thinking, memory and behavior.

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Report Details New Advancements in Alzheimer's Care and Treatment

This week, the National Institute on Aging issued the 2014 Alzheimer's Disease Progress Report detailing recent research advancements related to Alzheimer's detection, treatment, and caregiving.

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Home Care Can Combat Loneliness; Needs of Those With Alzheimer’s Aren’t Met

These and other stories are in the June edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Tensions Surface in Caregiving Stepfamilies

A study from the University of Michigan finds that women who remarry later in life and care for their husbands dealing with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia experience a lack of support from their partners’ children.

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Testing for Early Cognitive Troubles

How are a bicycle and a train similar? How many nickels are in 35 cents? These are two of the questions in a short assessment called the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE) that helps detect early signs of cognitive, memory and thinking difficulties.

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Conversations With Adult Children; Slowing the Progression of Alzheimer’s

These and other stories are in the April edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Peanut Butter May Help Detect Alzheimer’s

A dollop of peanut butter and a ruler may soon be a common tool for helping detect early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.

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Serious Concussions May Affect Alzheimer’s Risk

If you’ve suffered a blackout concussion early in life, a new Mayo Clinic study shows your brain may be at risk for building up Alzheimer’s-type plaques as you age.

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Innovative Dementia Villages May Be Sign of the Future

An innovative elder care facility, Hogewey, is also known as “Dementia Village,” where residents are free to roam around the courtyard-styled grounds, all under the watchful care of trained staff.

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Winter Travel Safety Tips

There are a lot of wonderful things that are unique to winter – cozy blankets, hot cocoa, dazzling Christmas lights, just to name a few. But there are also quite a few dangers that are unique to winter as well and, unfortunately, they are often overlooked in the merriment of the season.  ...

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