Alzheimer's Disease : Health & Medical

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Rapid Forgetting & Alzheimer's Disease

Rapid Forgetting & Alzheimer's Disease

As we age, our brains begin losing cells and our natural production of neural chemicals slowly declines. Memory loss is common, but when it interferes in daily life, it is attributed to a condition called dementia, of which Alzheimer's is the most common form.......[Read More]
Pre-Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease

Pre-Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease is characterized by a progressive deterioration of brain function for which no single cause has yet been determined by the scientific community, according to the Alzheimer's Association. Diet, however, especially specific foods and beverages, have been proven to play preventativ......[Read More]
Does Chocolate Improve Your Memory?

Does Chocolate Improve Your Memory?

Love chocolate? Me, too! Find our what science says about how your brain feels about it.......[Read More]
Treatment for Brain Dementia

Treatment for Brain Dementia

Brain dementia is a term given to a condition that causes the loss of two or more brain functions, such as memory, judgment, speech, learning, planning, reasoning and determining what is real from what is imaginary. Although there is no cure for dementia, there are treatments available to slow its p......[Read More]
Things to Do to Help Memory

Things to Do to Help Memory

You can't find your keys and forget to turn the lights off when leaving the house. People are what they remember and memorize. Whether it involves basic math or the smile of a significant other, it is with memory that humans coexist and rationalize different events. Vivid memories can enrich the hum......[Read More]
Bob Tell's Story About Alzheimer's

Bob Tell's Story About Alzheimer's

Bob tells us a story about Minnie's declining abilities and her decline into Alzheimer's disease......[Read More]
Legal and Financial Matters in Alzheimer's Disease

Legal and Financial Matters in Alzheimer's Disease

Learn the answers to some of your legal and financial questions that often arise in Alzheimer's disease.......[Read More]
How to Be Sensitive to Other People's Feelings

How to Be Sensitive to Other People's Feelings

It can be hard to empathize and understand the feelings of another person, especially if you have not gone through the same experiences as her. However, with strong listening skills and body language that conveys you care, you can be sensitive to other people's feelings. Being genuine about your con......[Read More]
How to Head off Alzheimer's

How to Head off Alzheimer's

Dementia, also known as Alzheimer’s, is one of the foremost concerns associated with aging. Baby Boomers, who may already be dealing with this disease in respect to their aging parents, know full well that it could be their turn next. The thought of one’s brain atrophying and resulting......[Read More]
Contact Details for Upper Peninsula Alzheimer's Region, Marquette, MI

Contact Details for Upper Peninsula Alzheimer's Region, Marquette, MI

Contact Details for Upper Peninsula Alzheimer's Region, Marquette, MI......[Read More]
The Brilliant Brain Benefits of Berries

The Brilliant Brain Benefits of Berries

Good news for those of you who enjoy eating berries. Here's how they can protect your brain, as well as serve as a delicious snack.......[Read More]
Reader's Story LaVerne's Decision

Reader's Story LaVerne's Decision

LaVerne and her brother decided not to tell our her Mom that she had Alzheimer's. Her mother had taken the death of her husband badly. The way she had reacted to that led to depression and memory problems. They did not want to risk further decline by giving her the bad news.......[Read More]
Contact Details for Western Carolina Alzheimer's Chapter, Charlotte, NC

Contact Details for Western Carolina Alzheimer's Chapter, Charlotte, NC

Contact Details for Western Carolina Alzheimer's Chapter, Charlotte, NC......[Read More]
Diagnosis of Alzheimer's

Diagnosis of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive condition that destroys brain cells and is always fatal. More than 5 million people in the United States live with Alzheimer's disease, and there is no cure. People afflicted with this debilitating disease will progressively worsen, losing memory and cognitive an......[Read More]
How Many Fs? How the Brain Works

How Many Fs? How the Brain Works

It is not a wonder that as Alzheimer's disease disrupts and destroys brain tissue that someone with the disease gets confused, has memory problems and experiences so many other symptoms. A good way to demonstrate this is for someone without Alzheimer's to try this word game.......[Read More]
How to Manage Behaviors in Dementia

How to Manage Behaviors in Dementia

Dementia is the term to describe certain symptoms that indicate deterioration of mental function. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form. It affects both social and intellectual functioning. Dementia can cause confusion, memory loss and changes in personality and behavior. You can do several t......[Read More]
How to Avoid Doubling Your Dementia Risk

How to Avoid Doubling Your Dementia Risk

As one ages, the risk for dementia---especially in the form of Alzheimer's disease---increases dramatically. More than 50 percent of people beyond age 80 are affected with some form of dementia. You can avoid doubling your risk for dementia. By changing your diet and other behaviors, you can live he......[Read More]
Alzheimer's Brain Strengthening Games

Alzheimer's Brain Strengthening Games

Alzheimer's disease is a form of dementia that affects brain cognizance as well as functionality. The disease affects millions of people, and the number of cases in the future are expected to rise. Keeping the brain exercised and sharp is believed to help stave off the effects of Alzheimer's. Studie......[Read More]
Do Alzheimer's Symptoms Typically Come & Go

Do Alzheimer's Symptoms Typically Come & Go

Alzheimer's symptoms vary as the stages of the disease advance. Alzheimer's disease is the number one cause of the loss of intellectual and social function in patients. It causes loss of brain tissue, which results in a loss of memory and other abilities. The severity of the symptoms increases as ti......[Read More]
Pharmacologic Treatment of Dementia

Pharmacologic Treatment of Dementia

Dementia is a set of neurological symptoms, not an actual disease. Understanding what causes dementia is the first step toward treatment. The most common forms are Alzheimer's and vascular dementia. There is a preconceived notion that as a person grows older, significant memory loss is inevitable.......[Read More]