Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s

The First Rule on Second Opinions

The First Rule on Second Opinions: They’re Always Worth Considering in the Wake of a Serious Diagnosis By Mary Adam Thomas “Frontotemporal dementia is often misdiagnosed as a psychiatric problem or as Alzheimer’s disease.” —The Mayo Clinic “Lewy body dementia’s … Continue reading

Hitting the Target

Hitting the Target: Researchers Take Aim to Find a Drug Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease. The latest clinical studies investigate different paths to a cure. By Kevin Gault There is no drug that can cure Alzheimer’s disease, but there are reasons … Continue reading

Finding Your Elder-Law Attorney

It is of the utmost importance to find a qualified attorney to help you plan for the future, particularly when a debilitating illness such as Alzheimer’s enters the picture. But what do you look for, and how do you go … Continue reading

Common Errors in Long-Term Care Planning

By Bernard A. Krooks, Certified Elder Law Attorney During our discussions with clients, we learn about many misconceptions they have and previous errors they have made in their long-term care planning. I would like to share a few of those … Continue reading

The Growing Alzheimer’s Family

One in eight older Americans, or some 5.4 million people, has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. And nearly 15 million family members and others are providing unpaid care for them. That means more than 20 million Americans either … Continue reading

Being Good to Your Heart May Help Ward Off Alzheimer’s

Increasingly, doctors recognize that diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol – the same factors that put you at risk for having a heart attack – also increase your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in old age. Taking steps to … Continue reading

How Mild Cognitive Impairment Affects Day-to-Day Living

People with Alzheimer’s disease often have trouble remembering things like important dates or whether they took their medications, a problem that can disrupt day-to-day activities and planning. The same problems are also common in those with mild cognitive impairment, or … Continue reading

gSAP: A Key Protein in Plaque Formation

By: www.ALZinfo.org Dr. Gen He and Dr. Paul Greengard of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research laboratory have discovered a protein that stimulates the production of beta-amyloid, the toxic protein that is linked to the development of plaques in … Continue reading

Early memory problems may indicate Alzheimer’s

By: www.ALZinfo.org In the January 11, 2010 issue of the journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Dr. Barry Reisberg and his research team published research showing a significantly higher risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s in people who have experienced subjective memory loss. … Continue reading

Jogging the Memory with Fun Fitness Ideas

By Michelle Porter Tiernan Dancing, gardening and playing games can be good exercise for any age. For people with Alzheimer’s disease, these fun fitness activities can boost self-esteem, improve mood and bring back pleasant memories from younger days. “Wii” Just … Continue reading