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Addressing caretakers’ own Alzheimer’s fears

For many caregivers, there comes a time after a family member is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s when they wonder, “Am I next?” According to research referenced by the Alzheimer’s Association, the answer is maybe. So far, scientists have observed that a ...

Is it Alzheimer’s?

It’s not unusual to wonder if an older person you are close to has Alzheimer’s when they start to forget things. The Alzheimer’s Association reports that for one in eight seniors, these suspicions will be confirmed with an eventual diagnosis. But ...

Number of male caregivers on the rise

If you know first-hand how challenging caring for someone with a memory-related condition can be, take comfort in the fact that you are not alone. According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2012 Facts and Figures report, more than 15 million ...

Planning activities for a loved one with Alzheimer’s

Organizing fun activities for a loved one with Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be intimidating. Although there are safety concerns to consider, keep in mind that your loved one still wants the opportunity to participate and succeed in their daily life. Here ...

Two new drugs seek to treat Alzheimer’s at its onset

The search continues for a drug to treat the cause of Alzheimer’s after it was announced recently that a significant clinical trial involving the drug bapineuzumab had failed. According to The New York Times, the 1,100 Americans diagnosed with mild ...

The Danger of Hospitals for Someone with Alzheimer’

A study for the Annals of Internal Medicine highlights the challenges of hospitalizing someone with Alzheimer’s disease when they need medical care for another, treatable condition. Disorientation is common for someone with moderate to advanced ...

One Theory Likely to Impact Future Alzheimer’s Research

A recent commentary about Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases is getting attention in research circles.  After all, the author is a Nobel Prize winning scientist. In last month’s commentary in the journal Science, Stanley Prusiner expands on his ...

Working Women Juggle Even More with Aging Parents

A new report attempts to measure the cost of care giving for women who are still in the workforce.  The report by the Working Mother’s Research Institute estimates that 6.7 million American woman are devoting 10 billion unpaid hours a year to ...
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