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The Underlying Challenges of Caring For Those with Alzheimer’s

  Alzheimer’s caregiving is one of the most difficult challenges a person can face. This piece will review the various … Read More

The Foundations of Mindful Alzheimer’s Care

The Presence Care Project helps caregivers reduce stress and improve care Read More

What Alzheimer’s Caregivers Should Know About the Role of Traumatic Brain Injuries

The latest discovery in Alzheimer’s disease research is that middle-aged adults who suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI) may have a higher risk of developing dementia in later years. Researchers at the University of Helsinki in Finland have been investigating this connection and found that a majority of brain injury victims were also at greater risk for developing dementia later in life. Read More

New Developments in Alzheimer’s Care: Sleep Problems may be an Early Indicator

Scientists are constantly conducting research to identify the causes of Alzheimer’s disease and every day new insights are discovered. The Alzheimer’s Society of the UK recently released a study determining that sleep problems may be an early sign of Alzheimer’s. Read More

Three Things to Know About Early Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Scientists and physicians are still working on ways to accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. Although the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease like forgetfulness, wandering and the inability to recognize loved ones are well known, they are not considered a clinical diagnosis. As it stands now, that can only be obtained after death. Read More

Four Surprising Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

Many of us know the classic signs of Alzheimer’s disease like losing things, forgetting how to conduct simple tasks like boiling water or making a phone call, and losing the ability to recognize loved ones. They can be subtle, but if you spend time with your loved one and you are aware of these signs, you will recognize them as they slowly emerge. Then you can seek early diagnosis and support for your loved one. Read More

How Speech and Auditory Processing Could Predict Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

In 2013, a study out of Johns Hopkins led by Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D., found that older adults with hearing loss are more likely to develop problems thinking and remembering than similarly aged adults with normal hearing. Read More

Why Alzheimer’s Is Proving to Be Harder to Diagnose in Men

Last week, we highlighted some of the major gender studies in Alzheimer’s research and why two-thirds of those diagnosed with the disease are women.
Now we’ve learned about a new study out of Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL that suggests there are thousands of men living with Alzheimer’s who have yet to be diagnosed since current testing is more likely to miss the disease in men than in women. Read More

The Lingering Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease on Caregivers

We are talking to caregivers of loved ones who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. We are listening to their stories and sharing them with others. As the exclusive Caregiving Partner of The Women’s Alzheimer’s MovementTM and Move for Minds founded by Maria Shriver we want to increase awareness of the disease and the need for more research to find a cure. Read More

Fight Alzheimer’s Disease in Women and Win a Free Weekend of Respite Care

Finally, there’s a way to step up and take action against Alzheimer’s Disease. Maria Shriver, founder of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement™ and Move for Minds, has created the second annual one day, eight city challenge at Equinox Health Clubs to raise money to fight Alzheimer’s and we’re honored to be a part of it. Read More