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Caregiver Supportive Response to Memory Loss and Confusion

  In the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease, a person who has it may not be able to remember familiar people, places or things. Situations involving memory loss and confusion can be extremely difficult for caregivers, and require much patience and understanding.  The main underlying cause of memory loss and confusion is the progressive damage […]

Tips to Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Though there is no treatment regimen that has been discovered yet that will prevent Alzheimer’s disease, lifestyle choices that you make can make a big difference in your risk of developing the condition. Researchers are discovering that certain healthy habits and lifestyle changes can help you reduce your chances of developing Alzheimer’s. While there are […]

Alzheimer’s can Spread like an Infection

A breakthrough study conducted by the Columbia University Medical Center found that Alzheimer’s spreads from one part of the brain to another, characteristic of an infection. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and an estimate of 5.4 million people suffer from the disease. This […]

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning. There are early signs and symptoms to look out for. Every person may experience one or more of these signs in varying degrees. If you often experience any of the following, you should consult with your doctor. 1) Loss […]

The Power of Music on Memory

  Music can be powerful for people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, even in the very late stages of the disease. Music can affect mood, manage stress-induced agitation, stimulate positive interactions, facilitate cognitive function, and coordinate motor movements. Response to rhythm hardly requires any cognitive or mental processing. They are affected by the […]