Alzheimers is a disease with seven stages. They don't happen sharply or over a specified period of time, everyone is different and everyone's progression may be different. One of the symptoms of Al...
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Missing married couple with Alzheimer's die in desert car crash Los Angeles Times A married couple who were both suffering from Alzheimer's disease died in a one-car crash in Desert Center on Tuesday, a day after they were reported missing,...
This is so sad. But, taking the car away is probably the hardest thing that must be done for those with Alzheimer's dementia.
For Weeks, my Mom kept a photo of her car on her bedroom dresser after I took her car away. It took me awhile to figure out why she was angry and cursing me every time she returned from her bedroom.
Once I removed the photo, her disposition improved exponentially!
There is an urgent need to increase the number of potential therapies being investigated, say US scientists. Only one new medicine has been approved since 2004, they report in the journal Alzheimer's Research & Therapy.
The drug failure rate is troubling and higher than for other diseases such as cancer, says Alzheimer's Research UK. Dr Jeffrey Cummings, of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, in Las Vegas, and colleagues, examined a public website that records clinical trials.
Between 2002 and 2012, they found 99.6% of trials of drugs aimed at preventing, curing or improving the symptoms of Alzheimer's had failed or been discontinued. This compares with a failure rate of 81% for cancer drugs.
The failure rate was "especially troubling" given the rising numbers of people with dementia, said Dr Simon Ridley, of Alzheimer's Research UK. "The authors of the study highlight a worrying decline in the number of clinical trials for Alzheimer's treatments in more recent years," he said.
"There is a danger that the high failure rates of trials in the past will discourage pharmaceutical companies from investing in dementia research.
"The only way we will successfully defeat dementia is to continue with high quality, innovative research, improve links with industry and increase investment in clinical trials."
This is so discouraging. I know everyone has high hopes of a cure or at least something to slow it down. But our wait goes on--
The Independent Dementia sufferers are 'cut adrift' after diagnosis warning The Independent In a survey of nearly 400 people affected by dementia, the charity found one in five were given no information or support after diagnosis, while 90 per cent...
This is so true. If I hadn't thought of Facebook after my Mom's diagnosis, I would have been clueless about what was happening to her.
I read every book I could find, but still-- sometimes you just need to talk to someone else who knows more than you do.
Alzheimer's Society factsheet on end-of-life care for people with dementia.
If you're the caregiver or loved one to someone with Alzheimer's or dementia in later stages, this is must-have information.
International experts reach a consensus on a simpler, more reliable way to diagnose Alzheimer's disease that promises to reduce the current 33% misdiagnosis rate.
This is good news! It can be heartbreaking to be misdiagnosed with any disease.
Do you think that people who have Alzheimer's disease/dementia can be better supported when their caregivers have special training in memory care?
A new law in Connecticut requires all staff in home health agencies, residential care homes, assisted living agencies, and other types of facilities to receive training in Alzheimer's disease and dementia care.Do you think that people who have Alzheimer's can be better supported when their caregivers have special training in dementia care?
This is such a good idea. Every state should require special training for those with Alzheimer's Dementia.
It is emotionally draining to watch your loved one with Alzheimer’s slowly fade away, helpless to change the outcome.
Losing intimacy with a long-time loved one is especially devastating.
Most of us practice Chronotherapy twice a year when we change our clocks and expect our inner clock to adjust and reset without upset. Sometimes it's not a smooth transition as falling asleep can s...
When I studied this subject, I was truly surprised. There are numerous advantages to watching the clock when you take your medication and I've shared a few in the article!
Connecticut and Iowa have introduced legislation to improve care for people who have dementia.
There are certainly some things that I think those who care for people with dementia should know. Whether it should be legislated is another matter.
A rare genetic mutation that triggers Early Onset Alzheimer’s may lead to a breakthrough in treatment and prevention.
We know there is research being done, but sometimes I do wonder. Is there really any success, or is a cure closer than we think?
There's more to the mood-boosting properties of exercise than endorphins.
Exercise has been touted to be a cure for nearly everything in life, fromdepression, to memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and more. At the same time, similar to the topic of sleep, I found myself having very little specific and scientific knowledge about what exercise really does to our bodies and our brains.
“Yes, yes, I know all about it, that’s the thing with the endorphins, that makes you feel good and why we should exercise and stuff, right?” is what I can hear myself say to someone bringing this up. I would pick up things here and there, yet really digging into the connection of exercise and how it effects us has never been something I’ve done.
Applying for Disability Benefits for someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia It's difficult to watch a loved one suffer from Alzheimer's or dementia. They may soon be unable to work and may struggle t...
This can be a cumbersome and confusing time in caregiving but often necessary to meet all of the person's medical needs.
Glen Campbell moves to Alzheimer's facility last week at the age of 77 after several years with Alzheimer's..
USA Today says: "The Rhinestone Cowboy and Wichita Linemansinger crooner has been open in the couple of years about having the memory-impairment problem. Last summer, he and fourth wife, Kim Woolen, talked openly about it with USA TODAY's Edna Gundersen as he released See You There, his latest album."
"Finding and preventing the causes of plaque buildup is going to be an essential factor in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease and extending brain health throughout life," Hughes added. Alzheimer's disease is the most ...
All the more reason to keep up all your exercise activity. Exercise aids in heart health as well as longevity of life.