Tag Archives: dementia

Frequently Asked Questions, Part 1

By: www.ALZinfo.org The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation receives a lot of questions from visitors to our website, readers of Preserving Your Memory and others who call our offices.  Here are a few of the questions we hear frequently. … Continue reading

Inspiring Times

Ladies and Gentlemen, let’s make this quite clear, we are living in INSPIRING TIMES; things are changing and changing for the better!! We are now mid way through the Alzheimer’s Society’s Awareness week and spreading the word far and wide. … Continue reading

Me and My Alzheimer’s

Book Review by Stan Goldberg Entering the mind of another person is never easily. And when that person is in the midst of becoming someone he dreads, stepping across that threshold for the reader can be downright frightening. But in … Continue reading

Weathering the Storm

When a natural disaster occurs, chances are, you will have no time to stop and think. Caring for a loved one afflicted with Alzheimer’s during this situation will have you potentially facing two major disasters; the oncoming storm and the … Continue reading

Heart Disease Risk Factors Tied to Memory Loss in Old Age

Having a thick middle, high blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease may increase your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia as well, a new study reports. The findings come from France, where researchers studied … Continue reading

Brain Scans Lead to Earlier Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Scientists are moving closer to diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease at an earlier stage using special brain scans. The scans, which are not routinely available in doctors’ offices, should make it easier to know for sure whether someone has Alzheimer’s earlier in … Continue reading

Is Dementia Considered Contagious?

A fellow caregiver recently asked me, “Is dementia contagious?” She explained to me that since she has been caring for her mother who is stricken with Alzheimer’s, she believes that she herself has become more and more forgetful. The stressful … Continue reading

Speaking Two Languages May Help Keep the Brain Sharp

Men and women who are fluent in more than one language may be protected in part from the memory ravages of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. The findings add to a growing body of evidence that intellectual challenges like … Continue reading

Make a Joyful Noise!

We experience some amazing things in this dementia work. One of the very best experiences is when we incorporate music into our work. People who may never speak, or have trouble finding common words can still often sing and remember … Continue reading

New Genes Linked to Alzheimer’s

In the largest study of its kind to date, a team of American researchers has identified four new genes that appear to be linked to Alzheimer’s in old age. Another group of researchers, working in Europe and with the first … Continue reading