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9 Products That Make Home Caregiving Easier​

2 days ago
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Phase 2a Trial Initiated for Lomecel-B in Mild Alzheimer’s Disease

2 days ago
Longeveron is initiating a Phase 2a clinical trial for its Lomecel-B treatment — an investigational, bone marrow-derived, medicinal signaling cell (MSC) — in patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease. The first...

What those living with dementia want people to know – BBC News

1 week ago
What those living with dementia want people to know Image caption, Tommy says: “Talk to the person, not the dementia” Across the UK, 850,000 people are living with dementia –...

Robin Williams Would Have Been 70 This Year – What We Now Know About His Lewy Body Dementia – Farr Law Firm

2 weeks ago
On July 21, 2021, comedian and actor Robin Williams would have turned 70. Seven years prior, he suffered from an undiagnosed neurodegenerative disease, later determined to be Lewy Body Dementia,...

How to Talk to Your Parents About Senior Care

2 weeks ago
In 2019, nearly 53 million Americans were aged 65 and older, according to the United States Census Bureau. With so many adults reaching the age of 65, 1 in 5...

Why Putting Off Retirement Might Help Ward Off Dementia | Next Avenue

3 weeks ago
Why Putting Off Retirement Might Help Ward Off Dementia A recent study shows there’s science behind staying busy to keep your mind sharp   We’ve all heard someone say it:...

COVID can lead to lasting harm to the brain, scientists find : Shots – Health News : NPR

1 month ago
  From blood clots to infected neurons, how COVID threatens the brain END CLASS=”STORYTITLE” END CLASS=”STORY-TOOLS” December 16, 202112:15 PM ET END CLASS=”STORY-META__ONE” END CLASS=”STORY-META__TWO” END ID=”STORY-META” CLASS=”STORY-META HAS-BYLINE” Researchers...

High Heart Rate Linked to Dementia Risk – Consumer Health News | HealthDay

1 month ago
High Heart Rate Linked to Dementia Risk Source: High Heart Rate Linked to Dementia Risk – Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Grief & Relief: When the Loved One You Cared for Dies – AgingCare.com

1 month ago
When my mother died in a local nursing home, my “career” of visiting this exceptional facility nearly every day for close to 15 years ended. Mom’s death prompted a nurse...

Detect subtle signs of dementia with this simple at-home test

1 month ago
Though not unusual, a memory that fades with age can be worrisome: while it’s just a normal part of aging for some, for others it may be an early sign...

Tau NexGen Alzheimer’s Trial Now Also Testing Anti-Amyloid Treatment

2 months ago
The Tau Next Generation (Tau NexGen) clinical trial will now be evaluating an anti-amyloid antibody in addition to an anti-tau antibody as a potential treatment for early onset Alzheimer’s disease, according...

8 Social Security Services You May Not Know About

2 months ago
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First human trial of Alzheimer’s disease nasal vaccine to begin at Boston hospital – CBS News

2 months ago
First human trial of Alzheimer’s disease nasal vaccine to begin at Boston hospital show SVG here end show SVG By Sophie Reardon Updated on: November 16, 2021 / 10:31 PM...

Why Aduhelm, a new Alzheimer’s treatment, isn’t reaching many patients : Short Wave : NPR

3 months ago
  Why Aduhelm, a new Alzheimer’s treatment, isn’t reaching many patients END CLASS=”STORYTITLE” END CLASS=”STORY-TOOLS” November 5, 202112:30 AM ET END CLASS=”STORY-META__ONE” END CLASS=”STORY-META__TWO” END ID=”STORY-META” CLASS=”STORY-META HAS-BYLINE” Why Aduhelm,...

Caregiver Emotions: 2 Tips for Managing Tough Feelings – DailyCaring

3 months ago
that naturally come up while caregiving. Source: Caregiver Emotions: 2 Tips for Managing Tough Feelings – DailyCaring

6 Ways to Stop Judging Yourself as a Caregiver – DailyCaring

3 months ago
You don’t deserve judgement from anyone, even yourself Most of us have run across unpleasant know-it-alls who question your caregiving decisions or criticize things you’ve done. That’s terrible, nobody should...

Big Pharma Abandoned Alzheimer’s, This Good Unicorn Stayed And Found A Potential Cure

3 months ago
The biggest companies in the world gave up. Wall Street wrote it off as a lost cause. 17 years and hundreds of billions of dollars later, a potential cure for...

Helping Aging Parents With Finances: 5 Ways to Reduce Resistance – DailyCaring

3 months ago
Money is a sensitive topic for seniors Managing financial matters is an important part of caring for an older adult. However, it can be tough to convince someone that they...

The WAM Summit: Creative Advances in Alzheimer’s – THE WOMEN’S ALZHEIMER’S MOVEMENT

3 months ago
We need science to find a cure for Alzheimer’s, and science needs us to participate. So join award-winning journalists Maria Shriver and Natalie Morales in conversation with leading Alzheimer’s researchers,...

Mayo Clinic Conference on Brain Health and Dementia 2021 – LIVESTREAM

3 months ago
Accreditation Statement In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council...

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Prevents Alzheimer’s Processes in Mice

3 months ago
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) — treatment in which patients are given pure oxygen — prevented the biological processes responsible for the development of Alzheimer’s disease in a mouse model, a...

MIND diet linked to better cognitive performance: Study finds diet may contribute to cognitive resilience in the elderly — ScienceDaily

4 months ago
Aging takes a toll on the body and on the mind. For example, the tissue of aging human brains sometimes develops abnormal clumps of proteins that are the hallmark of...

Eisai Starting FDA Submission for Alzheimer’s Therapy Lecanemab

4 months ago
Eisai has started work on a rolling submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a Biologics License Application (BLA) for lecanemab (BAN2401), its antibody treatment for early...

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga prepare for Bennett’s last big concert – 60 Minutes – CBS News

4 months ago
The 95-year-old singer is gearing up for two more shows at Radio City Music Hall, though he’s grappling with Alzheimer’s. Anderson Cooper was there as he prepared. When Tony Bennett’s...

2 Ways to Give Loved Ones Access to Your Bank Accounts After You Die

4 months ago
2 Ways to Give Loved Ones Access to Your Bank Accounts After You Die What to know about POD accounts and joint-ownership accounts   Would your loved ones have necessary...

Utilizing Music and Alzheimer’s: the Strongest Kind of Magic

4 months ago
Source: Utilizing Music and Alzheimer’s: the Strongest Kind of Magic

How to Retrain Your Brain and Change Your Mindset | Next Avenue

4 months ago
How to Retrain Your Brain It’s easy to go down a mental rabbit hole, but there is a way to change your mindset to live a happier, more productive life...

Tips for Living Alone with Early-Stage Dementia | National Institute on Aging

4 months ago
  Learn about ways to cope with changes, prepare for the future, and stay active.Have you been diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, or a frontotemporal...

5 Kinds of Caregiver Guilt and How to Overcome Them – Being Patient

4 months ago
  By Amanda Turner | September 17th, 2021 Guilt is a complicated emotion — all the more so for family caregivers. Experts weigh in on how to untangle and overcome...

How to Respond More Positively During Surprising Events in Dementia Care – Positive Approach to Care

4 months ago
3 Strategies for Creating Better Outcomes When Unexpected Situations Arise By Valerie Feurich Have you ever been surprised by a person living with dementia? Chances are, if you are a...

4 Ways to Get Family to Help With Aging Parents – DailyCaring

4 months ago
  Why family doesn’t help with caregiving Unfortunately, many caregivers are disappointed to find that family members don’t take on their fair share of responsibility. There are many reasons why...

Better Together: Brain Injury Survivors Building Community & Making a Difference [October 5 @11 am — 12 pm AKST]

4 months ago
In this webinar, brain injury survivors, caregivers and others with the lived experience of disability will learn ways to be successful when participating in team projects. Project leaders will learn...

Constipation in Seniors: 6 Effective Home Remedies – DailyCaring

4 months ago
  Chronic constipation is a common issue for seniors Constipation is an issue that many older adults deal with on a regular basis. And this chronic digestive discomfort can seriously...

Amyloid-beta Produced in the Liver May Play Role in Alzheimer’s

4 months ago
Amyloid-beta produced in peripheral organs, specifically the liver, may be implicated in the brain neurodegeneration observed in Alzheimer’s disease, according to a mouse study. The study, “Synthesis of human amyloid restricted...

Alzheimer’s Cure: Unproven Treatments Harm Senior Health – DailyCaring

4 months ago
3 reasons why unproven Alzheimer’s medications could be harmful Source: Alzheimer’s Cure: Unproven Treatments Harm Senior Health – DailyCaring

Hallucinations May Be Charles Bonnet Syndrome, Not Early Dementia – Neurology Advisor

4 months ago
Visual illusions can be an early symptom of dementia, but in some cases they may be a sign of a purely ophthalmic condition, Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS). This rare disease...

Medications That Worsen Dementia and Increase Dementia Risk: Anticholinergics – DailyCaring

4 months ago
  Common medications can cause dementia-like symptoms Common prescription and over-the-counter medications called anticholinergics (anti-col-in-er-jik; hear it) have side effects that can worsen existing Alzheimer’s or dementia symptoms. This type...

Omega-3 Supplements May Help Slow Memory Decline in Alzheimer’s

4 months ago
Six months of daily supplements of omega-3 increased the levels of two biomarkers of inflammation and nerve damage in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to...

Ambiguous Loss and Alzheimer’s Disease: Naming Your Experience

5 months ago
Caregiving may be rewarding, but it also may come with stresses and challenges. Many caregivers say it is not Alzheimer’s disease that causes stress. Instead, it is how much uncertainty...

Brain refreshing: Why the dreaming phase matters — ScienceDaily

5 months ago
Scientists have long wondered why almost all animals sleep, despite the disadvantages to survival of being unconscious. Now, researchers led by a team from the University of Tsukuba have found...

Blood Test Discerns Alzheimer’s From Other Dementia With High Accuracy | MedPage Today

5 months ago
Two blood markers, phosphorylated tau 217 (p-tau217) and phosphorylated tau 181 (p-tau181), showed strong diagnostic performances for Alzheimer’s disease and discriminated Alzheimer’s from frontotemporal lobar denervation (FTLD) syndromes and normal...

Reduplicative Paramnesia: Is This a Symptom of Alzheimer’s?

5 months ago
A 70-year-old woman believed that 2 identical houses were located at the same address. She maintained that both homes have the same furniture. Once a doctor examined her, a tumor...

Why People Living with Dementia Use Forbidden Words, and What You Can Do About It – Positive Approach to Care

5 months ago
By Dan Bulgarelli Have you ever been taken aback when a person living with dementia suddenly used words that are considered rude, hurtful, or inappropriate? One of the biggest challenges...

When is it Time to go to the Doctor? Early Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

5 months ago
Source: What is it Time to go to the Doctor? Early Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

What to Do if You Suddenly Become a Family Caregiver


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Caregiver vs. Care Partner: Why You Need to Know the Difference – Positive Approach to Care

6 months ago
3 Strategies for Protecting Your Relationship and Finding Meaningful Moments in Dementia Care By Valerie Feurich, with content support by Beth Nolan, Ph.D. Have you ever wondered why Teepa Snow...

Perceptions About Dementia Don’t Match Reality

6 months ago
Both health care professionals and patients harbor misperceptions about dementia. Source: Perceptions About Dementia Don’t Match Reality

Late-Stage Dementia Care: 4 Tips for Overcoming Challenges – Positive Approach to Care

6 months ago
Strategies for a better care experience for both you and the person in your care By Dan Bulgarelli Have you ever run into challenges caring for a person in the...

Dementia-friendly home aims to help people with Alzheimer’s

6 months ago
Many people whose loved ones suffer from Alzheimer’s disease struggle with the idea of leaving them home alone, worried about whether they’ll be safe — and yet, they know independence...

Alzheimer’s treatments: What’s on the horizon? – Mayo Clinic

7 months ago
googleon: snippet Alzheimer’s treatments: What’s on the horizon?   Despite many promising leads, new treatments for Alzheimer’s are slow to emerge. By Mayo Clinic Staff Current Alzheimer’s treatments temporarily improve...

Sundowner’s syndrome: Symptoms, causes, treatment tips, and more

7 months ago
  Sundowner’s syndrome can affect a person with dementia. The person may experience increasing episodes of confusion, agitation, and activity as night approaches. The agitation and personality changes that occur...

Making healthy choices may reduce Alzheimer’s risk

7 months ago
by Scott Gilbert, Pennsylvania State University No effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease exists, even though more than 5 million Americans have it. But what if there was a way to...

(73) “Alzheimer’s: What You Can Do” – YouTube

7 months ago
Alzheimer’s: What You Can Do delves into the research that shows how our social interactions, diet, sleep exercise, stress levels and daily health habits hav… Source: (73) “Alzheimer’s: What You...

Do You See What I See? Hallucinations and Delusions in Dementia – Positive Approach to Care

7 months ago
How they are different and what you can do to help By Dan Bulgarelli Have you ever witnessed a person living with dementia experience hallucinations or delusions? While they both...

Tips for Caregivers: Safely Moving Your Loved One – Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital

7 months ago
  *** CONTENT WRAPPER ***Learn to prevent falls when transferring your loved ones. BY LINE END BY LINE PUBLISH DATE Wednesday, June 2, 2021 END PUBLISH DATE Tips for Caregivers:...

Daily Acts of Self-Care Ease Stress of Caregiving

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My Mom’s Alzheimer’s Taught Me to Appreciate the Little Things

8 months ago
Source: My Mom’s Alzheimer’s Taught Me to Appreciate the Little Things

Share Your Story: Health Benefits of Storytelling | AlzheimersDisease.net

8 months ago
Source: Share Your Story: Health Benefits of Storytelling | AlzheimersDisease.net

Alliance for Aging Research Releases New Educational Films on Neuropsychiatric Symptoms – Alliance for Aging Research

9 months ago
Diseases and injuries that damage the brain can impact how we interact with the world and lead to significant and disabling behavioral and psychological symptoms—also referred to as neuropsychiatric symptoms....

How a Journal Can Help Family Caregivers Cope

10 months ago
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Tax Tips and Deductions for Family Caregivers

11 months ago
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Older Adults with Dementia Exhibit Financial Symptoms Up To Six Years Before Diagnosis – 2020 – News Releases – News – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

11/30/2020
November 30, 2020 Older Adults with Dementia Exhibit Financial “Symptoms” Up To Six Years Before Diagnosis Individuals with lower educational status face longer periods of financial difficulty, including missed bill...

Maria Shriver on Alzheimer’s and Being a Family Caregiver

10/14/2020
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10 early signs and symptoms of dementia

02/21/2019
    Dementia is a term that describes a variety of symptoms affecting a person’s cognitive functioning, including their ability to think, remember, and reason. It tends to get worse...

Gum disease–causing bacteria could spur Alzheimer’s | Science | AAAS

01/23/2019
  Poor oral health is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. What’s not clear is whether gum disease causes the disorder or is merely a result—many patients with dementia can’t...

600 trillion synapses and Alzheimers disease

12/18/2018
600 trillion synapses and Alzheimers disease Late-onset Alzheimer’s disease is extremely difficult to model in the laboratory, one reason why no successful therapy for it exists. But scientists are using...

10+ Teepa Snow videos on dementia basics

06/09/2015
.comment-meta I have seen one of Teepa’s presentations on video previously. Because of your links I just watched 4 more and will finish the rest tomorrow. I am amazed at...