Tag Archives: memory loss

The First Rule on Second Opinions

The First Rule on Second Opinions: They’re Always Worth Considering in the Wake of a Serious Diagnosis By Mary Adam Thomas “Frontotemporal dementia is often misdiagnosed as a psychiatric problem or as Alzheimer’s disease.” —The Mayo Clinic “Lewy body dementia’s … Continue reading

Being Good to Your Heart May Help Ward Off Alzheimer’s

Increasingly, doctors recognize that diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol – the same factors that put you at risk for having a heart attack – also increase your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in old age. Taking steps to … Continue reading

Frequently Asked Questions, Part 1

By: www.ALZinfo.org The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation receives a lot of questions from visitors to our website, readers of Preserving Your Memory and others who call our offices.  Here are a few of the questions we hear frequently. … Continue reading

Mothers, Fathers and Alzheimer’s Disease

Having a parent with Alzheimer’s disease increases your risk of developing the disease yourself. But people whose mothers had Alzheimer’s are more likely to get the disease than those whose fathers had it. Those are the results of a new … Continue reading

Learning Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Scientists continue to make advances in new tests that may predict for Alzheimer’s disease, in some cases years before memory loss and thinking problems become apparent. They can test for genes that increase your risk for the disease, MRI or … Continue reading

Completing the Circle: The Montessori Method for Alzheimer’s Care

He first stacked the pink tower cubes from the largest to the smallest, very slowly and carefully placing the smallest cube right in the center on top. He leaned back and smiled at this accomplishment. Then the pink tower was … Continue reading

Heart Disease Risk Factors Tied to Memory Loss in Old Age

Having a thick middle, high blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease may increase your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia as well, a new study reports. The findings come from France, where researchers studied … Continue reading

Blood Poisoning’s Toll on the Brain

Every year, some 750,000 Americans suffer from sepsis, a life-threatening ailment that many have never heard of. The condition, sometimes called “blood poisoning” though no poison is involved, is an inflammatory response to serious infection that can cause damage to … Continue reading

Speaking Two Languages May Help Keep the Brain Sharp

Men and women who are fluent in more than one language may be protected in part from the memory ravages of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. The findings add to a growing body of evidence that intellectual challenges like … Continue reading

In Search of a Blood Test for Alzheimer’s

Measuring the levels of inflammatory proteins in the blood, combined with certain clinical features, can aid in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new report from the Texas Alzheimer’s Research Consortium. A blood test for Alzheimer’s that detects … Continue reading