The Value of Reminiscing – Grosse Pointe, MI

All people reminisce. Remembering times past is a pleasant diversion, stimulates the mind, and helps give us perspective and a sense of who we are. As a recent study from the Association for Psychological Science states, “Nostalgia is now emerging as a fundamental human strength.” Reminiscing, the process of “life review,”…

Study Indicates That APOE4 Gene May Play Role In Alzheimer’s

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A study in the December 15 issue of Journal of Neuroscience suggests that that the APOE4 gene, a major risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, alters connections in the brain before amyloid plaque accumulates. The clinical implication of finding connectivity changes in the brain prior to amyloid accumulating is that it…

Grandma doesn’t remember me

How does having a family member with dementia affect children? The answer: It depends on the age of the child, the severity of the memory loss and the child’s relationship to the person with dementia. The better you understand how the disease affects your loved one, and how you handle…

Older Caregivers May Face Increased Risk Of Cognitive Problems

An older individual who cares for a spouse with dementia may be at an increased risk of developing cognitive problems because of the lifestyle that was shared with the spouse and because of the stress of caring for a loved one who is ill. These findings, which are published today…

Hope On The Horizon For Alzheimer’s Patients And Caregivers

Today, America’s biopharmaceutical research companies highlighted the 98 new medicines in the pipeline for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, either in clinical trials or awaiting FDA review. Researchers, patients, caregivers, advocacy groups and students gathered at the University of South Florida Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute to discuss the newest advances…

Almost 15 Million Alzheimer’s And Dementia Caregivers In USA Today

There are nearly 15 million people caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in the USA, the Alzheimer’s Association has revealed today. The number of caregivers is 37% higher than estimates published last year, according the 2011 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. The authors of the report found that…