A dementia care program is a full service business, non-profit, or other type of organization designed to meet the needs of families and individuals that have been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. They provide a … [Read more...]
Where is the Best Place to Receive Memory Care?
When someone is suffering from dementia, extra support is often needed for them to get safely through the day. The need for help might be very apparent, but the source of that help is often up for debate. What it comes down to … [Read more...]
Blood Tests for Alzheimer’s Disease
Recently, a team of Swedish researchers focused on how blood tests can be used to more effectively detect the presence of Alzheimer’s disease. The team used existing tests and looked at what worked and why to help determine a more effective … [Read more...]
How Prevalent is Dementia?
According to a recent estimate, dementia might be far more prevalent than what we originally thought. This survey indicated that one in ten people over the age of 65 might be impacted by some form of dementia. Additionally, … [Read more...]
Is It Possible to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease?
A new study highlights the future of dementia treatment, and provides a rather optimistic outlook. The newly published study states that brain cells might possibly be able to relearn how to clean plaque from the brain, one of … [Read more...]
What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disease that impacts cognitive functioning. It involves the accumulation of amyloid plaque within the brain that ultimately causes brain cells to die. Memory is typically one of the first things that is … [Read more...]
What is Huntington’s Disease?
Huntington’s disease is a brain disease, progressive in nature. It usually will start manifesting in visible symptoms between the ages of 30 and 50, but sometimes it happens younger or older. Once symptoms begin, they continue to get worse … [Read more...]
Dementia and the Healthy Brain
Researchers have known for quite some time that tau proteins play an important part in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. As Alzheimer’s spreads, the brain becomes less and less capable of clearing tau proteins from the brain, … [Read more...]
Big Steps Forward in Early Alzheimer’s Detection
New research points to a new method of detecting Alzheimer’s disease, and it looks like it might be able to help a lot of people screen for the disease sooner than what is currently done. This method works by looking at amyloid … [Read more...]
A Link Between Vitamin D and Dementia?
A new study indicates that there might be a link between a Vitamin D deficiency and the development of dementia later on in life. An initial genetic analysis indicates that there is a causal relationship between the two. If … [Read more...]
Do Dementia Risk Factors Change Over Time?
New research indicates that the risk factors for dementia might change over time. The researchers behind this study believe that a more thorough understanding of this may lead to earlier diagnoses of dementia later on in life, and thus, … [Read more...]
Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Treatments
A team of researchers has found that certain aspects of some diabetes drugs also were able to treat some aspects of Alzheimer’s disease. This finding was recently published in the journal, Neurology, by a team from the Karolinska … [Read more...]