Friday, August 12, 2022

Marijuana and Alzheimer’s

A new preclinical study indicates that THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.Alzheimer’s Reading RoomTHC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the active ingredient in marijuana that produces a psychoactive...

Communicating in Alzheimer’s World | Alzheimer’s Reading Room

In order to begin the process of dealing with communication in a world filled with Alzheimer's you first need to make a simple important decision-- you want to decrease both your stress as caregiver,...

The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Blame Game

When you blame a person living with dementia for something they did you should try to remember - it is not their fault.By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomI was talking to an elderly woman that...

Learning How to Walk Backwards in Alzheimer’s Care

As I learned to walk backwards I felt less anxious, less confused, and less and less anger. As a result, Dotty seem to do the same exact thing.By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomMy father once...

How to Survive a Hurricane with an Alzheimer’s Patient

Six of my most important tips for dealing with an Alzheimer's patient during a hurricane.By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomI took care of my mom, Dotty, for eight and a half years, 3,112 days. My...

3 Ways to Redirect a Dementia Patient and Embrace Reality

Some caregivers find it difficult to redirect Alzheimer's patients - why not try these simple methods? Learning how to redirect an Alzheimer's patient is often difficult. The concept itself is difficult to grasp. Learning how to embrace...

The Importance of Touch and Kindness in Dementia Care

One of the biggest challenges Alzheimer's Caregivers face is how to communicate effectively with someone living with Alzheimer's disease. This challenge is particularly difficult when a person living with dementia becomes nasty and mean. By...

2 Nonverbal Communications Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Are you having difficulty understanding, coping and communicating with a person living with dementia? Try these 2 nonverbal communication tips. By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading Room It isn't easy to learn how persons living with Alzheimer's think,...

Visiting a Person Living with Alzheimer’s

Many people have told me how difficult they find it to visit friends and family who have Alzheimer’s and dementia. By Marilyn Raichle Alzheimer's Reading Room ...

The Frightened, Angry, Anxious, Mean Dementia Patient

Don't get angry at the actions of someone that is living with dementia. Instead remind yourself - it is not their fault. by Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomBored, frightened, bewildered, apprehensive, anxious and angry. I can...
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Dietary intake of beans and risk of disabling dementia: The Circulatory Risk in Communities...

World Health Organaization. Dementia. 2021. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/dementia.Cabinet Office GoJ. Situation on ageing: current state and trends on the elderly and their environment. Annual Report on...

Plasma p-tau231 and p-tau217 as state markers of amyloid-β pathology in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease

Participant characteristicsThe present study was performed in the ALFA+ cohort, a nested longitudinal study from the ALFA (for ALzheimer’s and FAmilies) study16. The ALFA...

Protective effect of apolipoprotein E epsilon 3 on sporadic Alzheimer’s disease in the Chinese...

Study characteristicsAmong the 2134 articles retrieved from the databases, 116 articles were finally screened: 96 Chinese articles (Supplementary) and 20 English articles17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36. The articles...