All posts within: Alzheimer's - Dementia

Apr
13

sundowning tipsOftentimes at the end of a day caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer's, instead of the stress winding down, it can ramp up. Sundowning, a common experience in dementia in which seniors become agitated, fearful, and restless during the evening hours, is exhausting for all involved. Frustrations worsen as family members try to help keep the elderly adult comfortable and safe, while attempting to get some… read more


Posted April 13, 2017
Tags: Alzheimer's - Dementia, Senior Health

 

Mar
07

dementia careWouldn't it be nice if there was a guidebook that provided all the answers to dementia care, rather than the guessing game so many of us are dealing with? The various periods of the disease that have to be worked through cause it to become increasingly complicated; as soon as we begin to feel moderately adept at handling one phase, we’re on to the… read more


Posted March 07, 2017
Tags: Alzheimer's - Dementia, Caregiver Health

 

Feb
09

Researchers are shedding light on a new dementia treatment option: light therapy. Effects of light are only just beginning to be tapped into, and already are displaying some intriguing and promising results.

For example, MIT research scientists are testing a type of flickering light therapy, in which the visual cortex of mice is exhibiting a short-term decrease in beta amyloid plaques. And even though there’s no… read more


Posted February 09, 2017
Tags: Alzheimer's - Dementia

 

Dec
06

treatment for alzheimer'sIn the last several years, it seems a new drug to treat Alzheimer's disease pops up in the news every week, and we’re always happy to share the latest developments, but never before have a drug's test results looked quite as encouraging as this one: aducanumab. In the initial medical tests, researchers witnessed a substantial reduction in amyloid plaque in the patients’ brains, and… read more


Posted December 06, 2016
Tags: Alzheimer's - Dementia, Senior Health

 

Nov
21

Hinsdale home care agencyMom looks to be a little bit puzzled as of late. Last week, she used salt rather than sugar in her popular butter cookie recipe. She called the cat by my sister’s name. And she lost her handbag, to discover it in the medicine cabinet. Is it possible she’s developing Alzheimer’s disease or another sort of dementia and needs the help of a professional… read more


Posted November 21, 2016
Tags: Alzheimer's - Dementia

 

 

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