Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Resources for seniors, family members and caregivers

Includes information and insights on Alzheimer’s Disease, the most common form of Dementia, memory loss and aging, facts and statistics, signs and symptoms, stages of dementia, ongoing drug research and prevention efforts, Alzheimer’s and Memory care communities, current Alzheimer’s care news, etc.

Today Alzheimer’s disease is considered to be one of the most common causes of dementia and is estimated to be impacting around 5.3 million Americans. It is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that destroys brain nerve cells and disrupts the memory and thinking skills of the patient.  Although scientists still do not know what causes it, they believe […]

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Although seniors and the elderly are the largest growing population in the US, they are also one of the most isolated lot. They may be aware of their medical issues like blood pressure, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, but are hardly concerned about the social issues of their lives and rarely do they give any significance to socialization that is probably […]

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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) engulfs a person mainly by the presence of sticky deposits of protein called amyloid that the human body makes naturally. But this protein tends to get accumulated in their brains in the form of a plaque in the Alzheimer’s patients. Beta-amyloid is the chief component of the plaques. As these plaques grow, […]

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Home is the place where one is always comfortable and the desire to stay at home for as long as possible becomes a question mark as we grow older and as such as we tend to relish our own homes and our familiar surroundings more than any other place. A recent AARP Survey says that […]

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What is the Lewy body dementia (DLB)? Lewy body disease is a kind of dementia.  It usually is because of the degeneration in the brain cells and is a decline in the cognitive abilities like thinking, memory, language etc. It is not a rare disease.  In fact it is estimated that it affects around 1.3 million […]

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Researchers have long trodden the paths to discover the ways to slow down and control the progression of Alzheimer’s disease but all their endeavors have been in vain.  Undoubtedly there have been a few prescription drugs and medications available; nothing has proven to be a potential treatment as of now. In December 2013 JAMA (the […]

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For all of us Mother’s Day is all about celebrating and honoring those influential individual’s who gave birth to us, sacrificed for us, supported us in every way and shaped up our identity. It is a day to rejoice and celebrate the life of our mothers but for some of us it can become more […]

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Hopes for an Alzheimer’s treatment took a big blow this week when Baxter International announced the failure of the late-stage or the Phase III  clinical study of its antibody medicine, Gammagard.  For the past year and a half, Gammagard seemed like a major breakthrough drug in halting the mental decline of Alzheimer’s patients and had […]

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As Alzheimer’s or other dementia patients lose one ability after another, their caregivers face tests of stamina, problem-solving, and resiliency. It is crucial for caregivers to maintain their emotional and physical fitness. When finding caregivers through a home care agency, it is important to follow certain steps and evaluate certain factors to make sure that […]

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As discussed in the previous blog post on Choosing Home-care for Seniors with Dementia, it is important to carefully evaluate caregivers for seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia to ensure adequate care. As the symptoms of dementia progress in seniors, they may need more care than can be provided at home. Deciding on moving a senior […]

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Here are the frequently asked questions (FAQ) on Alzheimer’s disease, a severe and most prevalent form of Dementia, affecting seniors of age 65 and older. If you are looking for more detailed articles on these and more topics related to Alzheimer’s disease, our experts have put together a number of curated summaries. Please visit our […]

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