Alzheimer's Disease : Health & Medical

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What Is the Clock-Drawing Test?

What Is the Clock-Drawing Test?

The clock-drawing test: What is it, how is it scored, and is it an effective screen for Alzheimer's and other dementia? How does the clock-drawing test compare to the Mini Mental State Exam (MMSE)?......[Read More]
4 Types of Memory That Everyone Has

4 Types of Memory That Everyone Has

Are you confused about sensory, short-term, working, and long-term memory? Learn about these 4 types of memory and how they are impacted by Alzheimer's disease.......[Read More]
Blood Pressure Explained

Blood Pressure Explained

Blood pressure results from two forces. One created by the heart as it pumps blood into the arteries through the circulatory system. The other is the force of the arteries as they resist the blood flow.......[Read More]
What Is the Last Stage of Alzheimers?

What Is the Last Stage of Alzheimers?

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive degenerative brain disorder. Early symptoms of the disease are difficult to distinguish from the normal signs of aging. As it progresses, the late stage symptoms are clearly identifiable.......[Read More]
Alzheimer's Treatment

Alzheimer's Treatment

Although there is currently no way to cure Alzheimer's or stop its progression, researchers are making encouraging advances in Alzheimer's treatment. Learn about current Alzheimer's treatment, including medications and non-drug approaches to promote symptom management.......[Read More]
EMI and Dementia

EMI and Dementia

Dementia and other elderly mental infirmities--EMIs--afflict over 30 million people worldwide, according to the Alzheimer's Disease International Organization, which predicts this number will grow to over 100 million by the year 2050. Organizations around the world have joined in the fight against A......[Read More]
A Quick Way to Screen for Memory Loss

A Quick Way to Screen for Memory Loss

Interested in a quick and accurate way to evaluate someone for memory decline? Learn more about the Brief Alzheimer's Screening tool.......[Read More]
Memory Improvement Technique

Memory Improvement Technique

Each day we are inundated with new information, from names, telephone numbers, addresses, and things we need at the store. The list is never ending. With so much information out there, it is easy to forget things. However, it is possible to improve your memory. The brain is a muscle and the more you......[Read More]
Don't Fall for these 5 Half-Truths about Brain Health

Don't Fall for these 5 Half-Truths about Brain Health

Learn about these 5 half-truths about your brain that are debunked by science.......[Read More]
Monthly Activities for Adults With Dementia

Monthly Activities for Adults With Dementia

Adults with dementia usually see their short-term memory affected before they begin to lose their long-term memory. They usually remember events from years past and yet fail to remember what they ate for breakfast. Treatment for dementia usually involves keeping the short-term memory and long-term m......[Read More]
How Many of these 7 Signs of Caregiver Burnout Do You Have?

How Many of these 7 Signs of Caregiver Burnout Do You Have?

Being a caregiver for someone with dementia can be very rewarding as well as quite challenging. Care-giving requires the dedication of time, as well as physical and emotional energy. Review these 7 signs of caregiver overload to evaluate how you're doing in the important job of taking care of y......[Read More]
Early Symptoms of Dementia or Alzheimer's

Early Symptoms of Dementia or Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease is characterized by symptoms of dementia ranging from forgetfulness to serious loss of mental abilities. By noticing these early symptoms of dementia, it is possible to slow down the symptoms and development of Alzheimer's.......[Read More]
Does Alcohol Increase or Decrease Your Risk for Alzheimer's Disease?

Does Alcohol Increase or Decrease Your Risk for Alzheimer's Disease?

Have you heard conflicting reports of whether alcohol is good or bad for your brain? Here's how it affects your risk for Alzheimer's and other dementia.......[Read More]
IV Fluids for Hydration in Advanced Dementia

IV Fluids for Hydration in Advanced Dementia

Learn about the risks and benefits of intravenous fluids for hydration in late-stage dementia.......[Read More]
Paranoia and Delusions in Alzheimer's Disease

Paranoia and Delusions in Alzheimer's Disease

The paranoia and delusions that can be part of Alzheimer's and other dementias can be hard to handle, especially when loved ones make accusations or become angry with us. Review these suggestions of how to cope with and respond to these challenging behaviors in dementia.......[Read More]
Alzheimer's Dementia Care Resident Rights

Alzheimer's Dementia Care Resident Rights

Alzheimer's is a degenerative disease that can often render its victim unable to communicate effectively, if at all. Because of this vulnerability, it is imperative to consider the rights afforded to a person suffering from Alzheimer's in residential care. The Alzheimer's Association has published a......[Read More]
Tips for Helping With Memory Loss

Tips for Helping With Memory Loss

Drink a cup of coffee in the morning to help with memory loss.Lori Lee Miller/Photodisc/Getty ImagesIn our hectic society, memory loss has become a common issue. When we are surrounded by so much information, and pressure to perform, we begin to multitask just about everything in life..........[Read More]
How Is Alzheimer's Detected?

How Is Alzheimer's Detected?

Definitive TestingAlzheimer's disease is a progressive brain disease that causes symptoms such as memory loss and dementia. Because this devastating disease occurs deep within the brain tissue, the only definitive way to determine if a person had Alzheimer's is to conduct an autopsy on.........[Read More]
Vitamins for a Better Memory

Vitamins for a Better Memory

Getting exercise and taking Vitamin E are two ways to be proactive about preventing memory loss.elders in autumn image by Lucy Cherniak from Fotolia.comResearchers at Harvard Medical School report that taking certain vitamins helps prevent memory loss. Even more importantly, they report.........[Read More]
What Are the Causes of Aggression in Dementia Patients?

What Are the Causes of Aggression in Dementia Patients?

Aggression in dementia or Alzheimer's patients takes many forms, including pushing, hitting, shouting, cornering or making threats. Aggressive behaviors can come without warning, which often makes it difficult for caregivers or other patients and is often the primary reason a loved one is placed in ......[Read More]