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Home for the Holidays – coping and caring

For most of us, the holiday season is a time filled with family and friends, laughter and reminiscing, happiness and joy. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s can change a joyous season into a time of stress, frustration, and …

It’s not always Alzheimer’s …

Delirium and depression have similar symptoms; follow the clues


If you or someone close to you is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, forget about getting help from medical aid – in most cases, it is simply unavailable. This is the stark reality in South Africa today that Alzheimer’s South Africa …

New Alzheimer’s pill more likely to cause misery, medical experts say

Aricept 23 mg, found to be ineffective and cause stomach upset, was devised to serve commercial aims and was approved despite a poor showing in company-sponsored tests, two medical investigators say.

Caring For a Person With Alzheimer’s is a Second Job

Struggles faced by Alzheimer’s caregivers go beyond the home

Dementia Risk Lowered by Active Lifestyle

A recent study says that an active lifestyle helps to preserve the grey matter in the brain and lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Over 35 million people around the world suffer from dementia, with those numbers …

Alzheimer’s May Progress Differently in Men and Women.

By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 26 (HealthDay News) — Alzheimer’s disease may look and act differently in men and women, new research suggests. An emerging field known as gender-specific medicine has shown pronounced differences among the sexes in …

Smoking tied to declines in memory, cognitive abilities

■Smoking in men speeds up mental decline
■Daily physical activity protects against Alzheimer’s, even in adults over 80
■Older adults who binge drink face risk for dementia

How to Cope With Caregiver Anxiety

While the purpose of caregiving is to tend to someone in need, being an effective caregiver requires that you also focus on yourself. For you to be at your best as you take care of someone, you must make sure …

Dementia In Extreme Elderly Population Expected To Become Epidemic

October 4, 2012 Adapted from the University of California-Irvine  University of California researchers found that the incidence rate for all causes of dementia in people age 90 and older is 18.2% annually and significantly increases with age in both men …

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