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Just Forgetful, or Is It Dementia?

Everyone becomes forgetful from time to time: forgetting where you placed the car keys, not remembering to pick up an item at the grocery store, forgetting to return a friend’s phone call. And as we age, most of us become … 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

Knowing Your Risk for Alzheimer’s

Would you want to know your risk for Alzheimer’s disease? New genetic tests make it possible to learn if you carry a gene that make you susceptible to developing severe memory loss and problems with thinking in old age. Continue reading

Abuse of Alzheimer’s Patients Common Among Family Caregivers

More than half of those who cared for a relative with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia admitted to researchers that they had mistreated them. Continue reading

Counseling and Support Benefits Alzheimer’s Caregivers Worldwide

A first-of-its-kind international trial of caregivers has shown that counseling and support services can benefit those who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease when that person is also taking a medication for the disease. Continue reading

Antipsychotics Pose Risks

Even Short-Term Use of Psychosis-Fighting Drugs Poses Dangers for Those With Alzheimer’s Continue reading

Popular Drugs May Have Little Benefit in Aggression of Alzheimer’s

Antipsychotic medications, like like Haldol and Risperdal, commonly given in nursing homes to fight agitation in people with Alzheimer’s may do little to curb aggressive behaviors in patients with impaired intellectual abilities. Continue reading

Counseling Helps Alzheimer’s Caregivers Stay Healthy

Counseling and support is not just good for easing stress in those who care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. It may also boost physical health as well… Continue reading

Eight Resolutions for a Brain-Healthy New Year

A few simple measures may help keep the brain young for years to come. Continue reading

Counseling Helps Keep People with Alzheimer’s Out of Nursing Homes

Targeted counseling and support prolongs the time that Alzheimer’s sufferers can be cared for at home. Continue reading