Tag Archives: depression

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

The Healing Power of Yoga

By Michelle Porter Tiernan Three women in their 60s and 70s recline on their backs on yoga mats with their eyes closed and their hands turned palms up. Certified yoga instructor Helena Bray begins savasana, the final relaxation. Her voice … Continue reading

Graceful Exercise: Tai Chi

By Jason Schneider Exercise is important for people of all ages, but can be especially beneficial to people with memory problems, as well as their caregivers. Low-impact exercises, such as water aerobics, yoga—and even simply walking—are often suggested for older … Continue reading

The 10 Best Questions for Living with Alzheimer’s

Ask the Experts: Dr. Dede Bonner Question: My father was just diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Does he now need to see a specialist? If so, what questions do we need to ask on our first visit? Dr. Bonner answers: When … Continue reading

Learning Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Scientists continue to make advances in new tests that may predict for Alzheimer’s disease, in some cases years before memory loss and thinking problems become apparent. They can test for genes that increase your risk for the disease, MRI or … 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

Fisher Center Scientists Show That Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Reduce Effectiveness of SSRI Antidepressants

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences April 25, 2011 Publication: Click Here Scientists at the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research at The Rockefeller University, led by Paul Greengard, Ph.D., and Jennifer Warner-Schmidt, Ph.D., have shown that anti-inflammatory drugs, which … 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

Fisher Center Scientists Show That Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Reduce Effectiveness of SSRI Antidepressants

Fisher Center Scientists Show That Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Reduce Effectiveness of SSRI Antidepressants Scientists at the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research at The Rockefeller University, led by Paul Greengard, Ph.D., and Jennifer Warner-Schmidt, Ph.D., have shown that anti-inflammatory drugs, which include … Continue reading

Key Protein May Lead to Faster Acting Anti-Depression Drugs

By: www.ALZinfo.org There is no single known cause for depression. Depression is believed to result from a combination of genetic, biochemical, environmental and psychological factors. Each year over 17 million American adults experienced a period of clinical depression. In Alzheimer’s … Continue reading