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Learn More About the Two Main Alzheimer’s Drugs and How They Work

The most up-to-date Alzheimer’s data is sobering. The illness is now the 6th leading cause of death, overtaking both breast cancer and prostate cancer put together. And though deaths from many other chronic health conditions, like heart disease, are decreasing, those from Alzheimer’s have escalated in excess of 100%. The toll the illness takes on family caregivers is equally astonishing,

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Did You Notice Any of These Signs While Visiting Mom This Christmas?

From the second the door swings open and your elderly parent wraps you in a warm hug, through the festive holiday meal and every timeless family tradition, possibilities abound for not just quality time together, but also to assess how your loved one is truly doing and if any warning flags are noticed.

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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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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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How to Respond to a Person with Dementia Who is Angry

“Go away, you thief,” Margaret screamed when her son knocked on the door of her room.  “You stole my money.”  He opened the door and entered.  “Get away!” she screamed again.  She was sitting in her easy chair.  A cup of coffee was on the table next to her.  She grabbed it and threw it at him.

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