How Do You Know It’s Alzheimers?

There are many different causes of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is just one of the most common. Some forms of dementia can be reversed. Unfortunately, despite recent medical advances, Alzheimer’s cannot. That’s why it’s crucial to pinpoint the exact cause of the symptoms. Expect your doctor to spend a great deal…

What Values Are Important to People With Dementia? – West Bloomfield Township Home Care Services

Loved ones who suffer from mild to moderate dementia and their family caregivers often have different perceptions regarding the amount and quality of care given and received. A study by researchers at Penn State University and the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging recently examined a major source of those differences: Caregivers…

What Values Are Important to People With Dementia? – Home Care Services in West Bloomfield Township, MI

Loved ones who suffer from mild to moderate dementia and their family caregivers often have different perceptions regarding the amount and quality of care given and received. A study by researchers at Penn State University and the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging recently examined a major source of those differences: Caregivers…

Forgetfulness in Older Adults – Warren, MI

Many people worry about becoming forgetful. They think forgetfulness is the first sign of Alzheimer’s disease. Over the past few years, scientists have learned a lot about memory and why some kinds of memory problems are serious but others are not. Age-Related Changes in Memory Forgetfulness can be a normal…

Celebrity Attention for Alzheimer’s and Dementia – Farmington Hills, MI

University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt and recording artist Glen Campbell are the latest in a long list of celebrities diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, an incurable disease that gradually causes a decline in a person’s cognitive abilities. The 59-year-old Summitt informed her fans and followers in a video of her…

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…