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To Diagnose or Not To Diagnose

Common Questions about Finding Answers When Arizona resident Susan Christianson’s* memory lapses went from annoying to concerning, she and her husband decided to raise the issue with their primary care physician. The doctor examined Ms. Christianson, then 73, and referred … Continue reading

Judy Collins

The Power of Music For more than fifty years, Judy Collins has wooed the world with hits such as “Both Sides Now” and “Send in the Clowns.” Now age 74, the Grammy award-winning singer shows no signs of slowing down. … Continue reading

Handling Difficult Emotions

Coping with emotional outbursts in Alzheimer’s patients Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s can be difficult. And when the person you’re caring for gets upset and has an emotional outburst, it’s even harder. “It’s very hard for well-intentioned family members … Continue reading

Sundowning

Alzheimer’s Challenges at the End of the Day People with dementia often have certain problems when it gets dark at the end of the day and stays dark through the night. This problem is called “sundowning.” The problems that get … Continue reading

Keep Stress at Bay

Stress is a big problem facing most caregivers, especially when Alzheimer’s disease is in the picture. Here’s how to keep stress to a minimum. Let’s face it: Stress is a natural part of life. And it’s not necessarily a bad … Continue reading

Paying Attention to Blood Vessel Health in Alzheimer’s Disease

People with Alzheimer’s disease often have problems with blood vessels in the brain that may be making symptoms worse, a new study reports. The findings may help to explain why measures that can improve blood vessel health in midlife — … Continue reading

Hormone Therapy Does Not Lead to Dementia

Middle-aged women who take hormone replacement therapy to help ease the hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause are not at increased risk of memory loss and dementia years down the road, a new study reports. The findings, published in … Continue reading

Skin Cancer Tied to Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

Having skin cancer is never a good thing. But it may have a silver lining. New research shows that having the most common forms of skin cancer may lower your Alzheimer’s risk. In the study, researchers at Albert Einstein College … Continue reading

Copper May Play a Role in Alzheimer’s Disease

Do metals in our environment play a role in Alzheimer’s disease? A new study found that copper, found in drinking water carried by copper pipes and in foods like red meats, shellfish, nuts and many fruits and vegetables, may play … Continue reading

Low Blood Sugar May Trigger Dementia in Those With Diabetes

Older adults with diabetes who experience severe episodes of low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, are at increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, a new study shows. And those with diabetes and dementia are more likely … Continue reading

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