Dementia - the Caregiver’s Point-of-View
In a survey, caregivers said they often mistook some symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) as normal aging. They thought that the mistake delayed a diagnosis.
Using Computers to Avoid Dementia?
Computers can provide games and social connections for elderly people. But can using a computer help the mind stay strong?
Can Vital Vitamins Help Slow Dementia?
There is no known way to prevent dementia currently. However, researchers are learning more about ways to possibly slow it down or lessen the risk of the disease.
Alzheimer's Affects Genders Differently
Although there's nothing that can currently prevent the decline caused by Alzheimer's, it helps to understand the disease. Research reveals that it affects men and women differently.
Gingko Biloba Doesn’t Prevent Dementia
Taking ginkgo biloba , an herbal supplement, did not lower the risk of developing dementia. A recent study gave ginkgo biloba to older people with memory problems for five years.
NFL Players’ Brain Disease Risk Triple
The NFL season kicked off September 5. The same day, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a special report about NFL players' deaths from brain diseases.
Dementia Brain Changes Show up Early
Memory problems are the first symptoms of dementia. New research shows that changes in the brain may show up as much as 10 years before memory symptoms.
Care Giver Coping May Affect Dementia
Caring for a loved one with dementia can be stressful. The way you cope with that stress may affect the way your loved one’s dementia changes over time.
Alzheimer’s Drug Struggles in Trials
Solanezumab is a new drug being tested with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) patients. The test results indicate that it failed to improve memory and daily function, but the drug did slow the rate of memory loss.
Is Delirium Different Than Dementia?
When a person is confused or has memory problems for a very short time it is called delirium. It may raise the risk of dementia, which is a longer term issue.