Alzheimer's Disease : Health & Medical

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How Are Episodic Memories Formed and Later Affected by Dementia?

How Are Episodic Memories Formed and Later Affected by Dementia?

What's the process of forming episodic memories, and why are these memories impaired in dementia?......[Read More]
Does Caffeine Improve Your Memory?

Does Caffeine Improve Your Memory?

Need to justify that caffeine habit? This may help, although it might not apply to that daily soda you guzzle by noon.......[Read More]
Strategies of Communicating With People With Dementia

Strategies of Communicating With People With Dementia

It can be very challenging to speak with someone who has dementia, particularly if it is a family member or friend you've been close to for years. Having dementia, of course, can also be very challenging. Communicating effectively with people with dementia depends on care, attention to detail and pa......[Read More]
Can Short-Term Losses Carry Forward to Offset Long-Term Gains?

Can Short-Term Losses Carry Forward to Offset Long-Term Gains?

When you invest or own property that loses value, the Internal Revenue Service allows you to take a capital loss when you sell the property. These capital losses can be used to offset capital gains and can even be carried forward to future years. If some of your losses are considered short-term loss......[Read More]
Is Depression a Risk Factor for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Is Depression a Risk Factor for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Depression and Alzheimer's disease share a complex relationship. Depression can include symptoms that look like Alzheimer's; depression and Alzheimer's disease can also occur simultaneously. Researchers are now looking at a third way that depression and Alzheimer's may be related......[Read More]
Summary of Drug Targets in Alzheimer's Disease Treatment

Summary of Drug Targets in Alzheimer's Disease Treatment

Alzheimer's disease (AD) or senile dementia of the Alzheimer type (SDAT) is the most common form of dementia, for which currently there is no cure. Alzheimer's disease is prevalent in older populations, and at least half of all new cases of dementia in a year are AD. Although no drugs have an indi......[Read More]
Latino's Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's

Latino's Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's

Latino's and people of Hispanic descent are over-represented in terms of dementia. Latino individuals may be diagnosed with Alzheimer's around 5 years earlier than Anglo's.......[Read More]
Literal Paraphasia - A Speech and Language Problem

Literal Paraphasia - A Speech and Language Problem

If my loved one has speech and language problems, could it be literal paraphasia?......[Read More]
How to Reset an Ascensia Contour Glucometer

How to Reset an Ascensia Contour Glucometer

The Ascensia Contour Glucometer tests a small amount of blood to determine the amount of glucose in the blood. This unit is used at home by individuals with diabetes or hypoglycemia. The meter stores information on your last 480 blood tests to provide you with averages and past information. If you n......[Read More]
12 Questions to Ask the Doctor after a Diagnosis of Dementia

12 Questions to Ask the Doctor after a Diagnosis of Dementia

New dementia diagnosis? Ask your doctor these 12 questions to help you understand the diagnosis, know what to expect and how to plan for the future.......[Read More]
What to Do When Someone with Dementia Talks about Suicide

What to Do When Someone with Dementia Talks about Suicide

If your patient or loved one with dementia expresses thoughts of suicide, do you know what you should do? Learn what places someone with dementia at a higher risk of suicide and which responses might be helpful.......[Read More]
Definition of Memory Loss

Definition of Memory Loss

Memory loss can occur from amnesia, old age or diseases like Alzheimer's. In the strictest sense, memory loss can be defined as when a person is unable to recall certain information. Memory loss is defined in a number of ways, depending on the context in which it is being used and the specific type ......[Read More]
Uses of Pregnenolone

Uses of Pregnenolone

Pregnenolone is a steroidal prohormone and dietary supplement, typically sold in capsule form. Proponents claim that it has several therapeutic uses, including treatment of Alzheimer's disease, menopause, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis and cancer. However, none of these claims have been empiricall......[Read More]
How to Test Short Term Memory Loss

How to Test Short Term Memory Loss

Mild, gradual short-term memory loss may occur as a part of normal aging. Short-term memory loss may also be secondary to drug or alcohol intoxication or abuse, but other, more concerning, causes may be onset of dementia, bleeding in the brain or skull cavity, head trauma or a tumor in the brain. Sh......[Read More]
Ways to Decrease Risk of Dementia

Ways to Decrease Risk of Dementia

Certain diseases can bring about dementia, a condition in which the patient loses brain function. Symptoms are varied and many, including insomnia, disorientation, diminished cognitive skills, impaired recognition, inability to communicate, short- and long-term memory problems and impaired motor ski......[Read More]
How to Turn Over a Bedridden Patient

How to Turn Over a Bedridden Patient

Turning a bedridden patient frequently helps to prevent pressure sores, pneumonia and pain secondary to immobility. It is often prescribed every two hours, and is most easily performed by two caregivers, but can be done by one nurse with some preparation and experience. A hospital bed is also helpfu......[Read More]
Anticipatory Grief and Loss - A Normal Aspect of Caregiving During Alzheimer's

Anticipatory Grief and Loss - A Normal Aspect of Caregiving During Alzheimer's

Many caregivers state that the hardest part of caregiving is not the practical side -- instead, it's the anticipatory grief and loss that they feel, even while their loved ones are still alive. Learn how to work through grief and loss while you care for someone with Alzheimer's.......[Read More]
Contact Details for Highlands Rim Regional Alzheimer's Office, Tullahoma, TN

Contact Details for Highlands Rim Regional Alzheimer's Office, Tullahoma, TN

Contact Details for Highlands Rim Regional Alzheimer's Office, Tullahoma, TN......[Read More]
What Is a Progressive Disease?

What Is a Progressive Disease?

A progressive disease is a disease that gets worse over time. The signs and symptoms advance from mild to bad to worse. Many illnesses and conditions fall into the category of a progressive disease.......[Read More]
Alternative Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease

Alternative Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. This incurable condition leads to progressive loss of memory and aspects of mental functioning like judgment, concentration and personality changes. Alzheimer's destroys healthy brain cells and affects the brain's ability to properly deliver s......[Read More]