Alzheimer’s Disease Information
A story recently shared with us here at Alzheimer’s Disease Support showed how much caregivers give back, regardless of the disease being encountered. This is one story. Mid-November 2005 was supposed to be the start of a joyous season for my family. My wife Heather and I were thrilled at the prospect of celebrating our [...]
As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, many caregivers struggle with some basic tasks such as dressing their patients. In the early stages of Alzheimer’s it may be a challenge dressing the parient but as the disease progresses, it becomes more of a task, especially in the mid to late stages of the disease. In the early stages of [...]
Researchers from the Salk Institute may have found a link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease but have been unable to explain how it affects the cognitive processes of those with the degenerative brain disease. In a recent study, scientists have shown that diabetes accelerates aging and increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. While studying [...]
TauRX Therapeutics has started late-stage clinical testing of a new Alzheimer’s drug that could slow and possibly stop the progression of Alzheimer’s. The new Alzheimer’s wonder drug known as LMTX works by blocking the accumulation of tau protein in the brain. This protein forms twisted fibers in brain cells and is believed to be one [...]
Researchers in Israel are close to developing a blood test capable of detecting early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. The earliest clue to the onset of Alzheimer’s can be detected when metabolic processes in the brain change. Using predictor models, it is possible to isolate metabolic information and pinpoint the progression of Alzheimer’s, allowing for early [...]
Researchers have discovered some of the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease well before any symptoms of the disease appear. This latest research can prove extremely important because with early detection of Alzheimer’s it may be possible to prevent damage to memory and cognitive function. In a study published in the Lancet Neurology, it was shown [...]
Researchers have found that clues to the progress of Alzheimer ’s disease can be found by examining the metabolism of the brain. In their study, scientists have found that Alzheimer’s symptoms will appear very early and that as these symptoms rise, there will be changes in the metabolism of the brain. This has enabled researchers [...]
Alzheimer’s Disease Support Canada continues to receive heart-wrenching stories from family members and caregivers. At times we publish and share some of the stories submitted. The following story was submitted by “Cameron” from the United Kingdom about his experience when his dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and put into a protective care unit when he [...]
In general, nurses are not equipped with the skills required to care for Alzheimer’s patients. This is a bold statement to make and is not meant to diminish the important role that nurses play in providing healthcare. However, most nurses are trained to provide general care and are for the most part, unfamiliar with how [...]
Dementia is the term generally used to characterize a disorder where an individual shows a deterioration in their mental capacity. It is the most common mental disorder affecting the elderly. As the population of Canada and the rest of the world ages, experts are projecting the number of people diagnosed with dementia to increase dramatically.
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