Tag Archives: quality of life

Exciting Discoveries in Alzheimer’s Disease

The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation primarily funds the research of Nobel laureate Dr. Paul Greengard. Dr. Greengard and his team of scientists have recently developed new technologies that will accelerate the pace of future Alzheimer’s research. Based on … Continue reading

Nursing Homes

Nursing homes, also known as skilled nursing facilities, care for individuals who require 24-hour nursing supervision. There are two types of care provided in nursing homes: Skilled Care (also known as “sub-acute” or “Medicare occupancy”) Long-Term Care (also known as … Continue reading

Adult Day Care

There are two types of adult day care: medical and social. Both provide a comfortable, secure place for a senior to reside during the day, enabling them to socialize, stay active, remain productive and enjoy an improved quality of life. … Continue reading

Continuing Care

In the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, most people are able to continue living at home, provided they have the appropriate support systems in place. The support system starts with a caregiver, someone who has primary responsibility for the care … Continue reading

What Drugs are Approved for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Five drugs have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating the cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Reminyl, Exelon, Aricept and Cognex belong to a class of drugs known as cholinesterase inhibitors. Each acts in a … Continue reading

What are the Goals of Alzheimer’s Treatment?

The primary goals of treatment for Alzheimer’s are to improve the quality of life for the person suffering and for his or her caregiver(s). Treatment typically comprises three interrelated approaches: 1.) Slowing the progression: Treatment in most cases will involve … Continue reading

Apathy a Common Problem in Alzheimer’s

Most people think of memory loss when they think of Alzheimer’s. But the disease can cause a wide range of behavioral and personality changes as well… Continue reading

Exercise Helps Ward Off Memory Problems in Old Age

Want to keep the mind sharp into old age? Walking and other forms of modest and regular exercise may help, a new study shows. Continue reading