North River Home Care Blog

How to Handle the Holidays with a Family Member with Dementia

Looking at the holidays through the lens of Alzheimer’s disease can look far from merry and bright. Family caregivers might be stressed with care duties, and the interruption to routine can cause more distress for a senior struggling with the impact of dementia.

However, with a little creative thinking and modification of expectations,

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Is Arresting Persons with Dementia the Best Solution for Disruptive Behavior?

It is improbable – a nice, elderly, sometimes confused grandma with dementia being handcuffed and placed under arrest. Even so, that very scene is happening at an astonishing rate among the elderly, over 100,000 of them, based on the latest stats – an increase of almost 30% in the past decade.

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Reaching for an Alzheimer’s Cure: Why We’ve Never Been Closer

With over $900 million in funding now available for research, could the race towards finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease possibly be entering the home stretch? As those with loved ones impacted by the disease watch and wait with bated breath, a variety of trials – some with greater success than others – seem to be pointing to a similar conclusion: rather than one silver bullet to cure Alzheimer’s,

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Astonishing New Development in Neurological Disease Research: Mini-Brains

An astounding leap in neurological scientific research is in progress, courtesy of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in the form of the creation of “mini-brains” comprised of human brain cells. Although microscopic – about the size of a housefly’s eye – the impact for research is poised to be astronomical.

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