Friday, August 31, 2007

Magnetoencephalography (MEG)

This development has wonderful implications for diagnosing Alzheimer's; it has far reaching implications for those predisposed by genetics to Alzheimer's disease.

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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Researchers Discover Diagnostic Tool for Alzheimer's and other Brain Diseas

Researchers from the University of Minnesota Medical School and Brain Sciences Center at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center have identified a noninvasive way to diagnose Alzheimer's and other brain diseases.

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Friday, August 24, 2007

The Validation Breakthrough: Simple Techniques for Communicating with Peopl

You might get the impression from the title that this book is only for professionals; this is not the case. The validation theory works and it is simple to apply. The case studies are invaluable and provide you with specific situations that you are sure to encounter. I am convinced everyone involved with elderly parents suffering from dementia or A

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Training Helps Alzheimer's Caregivers

Some states are trying new ways to increase Alzheimer's services. In Colorado, for example, officials experimented with giving $1,000 stipends to help families hire monitoring for their loved ones so they could attend a six-session training program called the Savvy Caregiver.

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Why Alzheimer's Patients Get Lost

"People with Alzheimer's get lost not because they can't remember where they've been, but because they can't see where they're going," says Charles Duffy, a Rochester neurologist and lead investigator in a study published in the journal Neurology.

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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Forty Dollar Alzheimer's Association Safe Return Bracelet Saves Life

The Alzheimer's Association Safe Return bracelet only cost $40. It is a safety net if the Alzheimer's patient wanders or gets lost. Why don't more people use it? Spread the word.

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Friday, August 17, 2007

There is a Bridge (Alzheimer's)

I was told by most medical professionals that my mother would need fulltime care (meaning nursing home) within a year or two when I decided to become her CareGiver. Its been almost four years now and she is still living right in her home with me. It is very trying at times, but we are doing well and still going. My mother's friends still find her t

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The early signs of Dementia (Alzheimer's)

If you have an elderly parent or grandparent you will want to read this article. I wish I had seen it ten years ago.One out of 8 Americans over the age of 65 now suffers from Alzheimer's.

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Early signs of Alzheimer's (Dementia)

We are receiving many "hits" from people searching "early signs of dementia". I ran across this description of the "early signs of Alzheimer's" on the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (Penn State) some time ago. I felt it might be helpful....

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Scientists find early signs of Alzheimer's

"We found the earliest predictor," said the lead researcher, Lisa Mosconi of New York University School of Medicine. "The hippocampus seems to be the very first region to be affected."

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Zen and the Art of Coping With Alzheimer’s

The politicians mouthed generalities about health care, larded with poignant anecdotes. None of them answered the question about Alzheimer’s.

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

SLIDE SHOW: A Descent Into Alzheimer's

Over nearly four decades, self-portraits by William Utermohlen chronicle his descent into dementia.Very eerie, well worth viewing.

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Johnnie Byrd Alzheimer's Center gets the shaft from the State of Florida

The Center says it could lose 50 of its 70 employees and all 12 of the clinical trials already being conducted there would likely be dropped.There are an estimated 450,000 Alzheimer's patients residing in the State of Florida.

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