Tag Archives: depression

Protein p11 and the Understanding of Depression

By: www.ALZinfo.org Paul Greengard, PhD, director of Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research’s team of internationally renowned scientists, has helped discover a protein that seems to be pivotal in lifting depression. The National Institute of Mental Health, a division of the … Continue reading

A Walk in the Park

By Tiffani Hill-Patterson By now, everyone knows the health benefits of walking: improved cardiovascular function, weight loss, bone building, stress reduction. But did you know that taking a walk outside offers even more rewards? Numerous studies show that getting outdoors … Continue reading

How to Communicate With Someone Who Has Alzheimer’s

By: www.ALZinfo.org How can I communicate better with my loved one who has Alzheimer’s? Learning about Alzheimer’s—how it progresses and how it is managed— is critical to understanding how best to interact and communicate with a person who has Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

Aftereffects of Caregiving

Unfortunately, the chronic stress of caregiving isn’t over when it’s over. After caring for someone you love for many years, you lose parts of your life that can take years to recover, if ever. Certain side-effects tend to linger on. … Continue reading

Cutting Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

What’s the most effective way to cut your risk of developing Alzheimer’s? A study from France looked at various ways that people might pursue to cut their risk of developing the disease and found that several lifestyle factors may be … Continue reading

How to Assemble a Caregiving Team

By Winnie Yu Whether it’s driving mom to the doctor, doing dad’s laundry, or providing 24/7 care to an aging relative, many Americans these days are familiar with the rigors of caring for a loved one. According to the Family … Continue reading

A Loved One Has Been Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease: Now What?

By: www.ALZinfo.org When your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, many questions come to mind. First is the question “Is there a cure?” Unfortunately, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. However, there are drugs that may improve or … Continue reading

A Tough Kind of Love

(Caregiving Hardships & Driving) Personally watching a loved one dissolve in front of your eyes is one of the hardest undertakings a caregiver must endure. After being at my father’s side, observing the disheartening deterioration caused by Alzheimer’s, I can … Continue reading

Fitting in Fitness – for Caregivers

By Jennifer Newton Reents, R.N. Making time for physical activity shouldn’t be a last consideration—especially for caregivers. Put fitness at the top of your list. It’s all too familiar. You are stressed and tired, and find there aren’t enough hours … Continue reading

Depression Increases the Risk of Alzheimer’s

One of the largest and longest studies to date shows that being depressed increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia later in life by 50 percent. The study, part of the large and ongoing Framingham Heart … Continue reading