Friday, August 12, 2022

Care of Dementia Patients, It’s Not Your Fault

One thing I have learned over the years is that Alzheimer's caregivers tend to blame themselves too much. By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomCaregivers often agonize over things that go wrong. They often wish they had...

How to Listen to an Alzheimer’s Patient

Two of the biggest problems Alzheimer's and Dementia caregivers face are how to cope, and how to talk with someone who has dementia. The issue: are you really listening to the person living with dementia?...

10 Things a Person Living with Dementia Would Tell You If They Could

Here are ten communications tips that can help Alzheimer's caregivers improve their daily life. Sometimes it helps to look at each situation from the perspective, or from out of the eyes of the person living...

Marijuana Found to Engender Both a Therapeutic or Damaging Effect on the Brain, Depending...

Marijuana is the most used illicit substance in the country; experts anticipate that its use will continue to increase, as the substance...

Providing Care and Comfort at the End of Life

Comfort care is an essential part of medical care at the end of life. It is care that helps or soothes a person who is dying. The goals...

Caring for People Living with Dementia in Community Settings | COVID-19

Older adults and people with serious underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, according to public health and clinical experts.1–2 Among adults with confirmed COVID-19, those aged 65 years...

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,...

New Study Links Early Alzheimer’s with Psychiatric Symptoms

A new study, conducted at the University of Sao Paulo (in collaboration with the Brazilian Biobank for Aging Studies) has discovered a...

What is the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

Dementia isn’t a specific disease. Instead, dementia describes a group of symptoms affecting memory, thinking and social abilities severely enough to interfere with daily functioning.The words Alzheimer’s and dementia are often used interchangeably.In fact, dementia...

Problems with Balance, Walking, Falling an Early Sign of Dementia

Balance and walking problems often present before the diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's or dementia. By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomWhen I first came to Delray Beach to take care of my mother, she was...
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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...