Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s treatment and care

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

Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted living (AL) is a form of long-term care that promotes self-direction and participation in decisions. As a model of supportive housing, assisted living emphasizes independence, individuality, privacy, dignity, and choice. It was initially developed to fill the gap between … 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

Respite Services

Respite is a term used to describe time taken by the caregiver for rest and rejuvenation from the demands of caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or other long-term illnesses. This “time out” is just as important for the … Continue reading

Care Managers

Care managers – also called “geriatric care managers” or “case managers” – represent a fairly new development in the care of people with chronic, debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer’s. As their name implies, care managers coordinate the services and resources … 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

Regular Exercise and Resistance Training Are Good for the Brain

Ongoing physical activity has been linked to a longer life and all kinds of benefits for the body, including less heart disease, fewer falls and broken bones, greater lung function and a trimmer physique. Now, two new studies provide further … Continue reading

Certain Foods May Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease

July 31, 2010 Researchers in New York studied the diets of older men and women and found that certain foods may be especially effective in helping to protect against Alzheimer’s. The findings appeared online in the Archives of Neurology, a … Continue reading

Useful Definitions

Here are definitions for some common terms used in clinical trials. Placebo: A placebo (sometimes called a “sugar pill”) is an inactive pill, liquid, or powder that has no treatment value. In clinical trials, experimental treatments are often compared with … Continue reading

Frequently Asked Questions about Clinical Trials

Here are some common questions we get about clinical trials. What is a clinical trial? Although there are many definitions of clinical trials, they are generally considered to be biomedical or health-related research studies in human beings that follow a … Continue reading