Category: Alzheimer’s Disease

09 Apr

A Complete Change in Thinking that May Lead to an Alzheimer’s Cure

Those of us who follow Alzheimer’s disease research are all too accustomed to the bothersome amyloid plaques, the sticky buildup, thought to be linked to Alzheimer’s. But new thinking is questioning if those plaques are actually helpful and could lead to an Alzheimer’s cure.

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Spending time with grandma
14 Mar

Before Visiting Someone with Dementia, Consider This Advice.

It may be a little intimidating to understand exactly what to mention and just how to act when spending time with someone you care about with dementia. And, sadly, due to a number of inherent symptoms of the disease, often relatives feel so uncomfortable they avoid going to see the person at all. Understanding a […]

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Senior man sitting on sofa
17 Jan

It’s Not Denial: Dementia’s Anosognosia Explained

“I don’t have dementia. There’s nothing wrong with me!” If perhaps you’ve ever heard a friend or family member with dementia frustratingly voice this or perhaps a very similar sentiment, it’s possible you have supposed the person was just in denial and unwilling to come to grips with a tough diagnosis. The stark reality is, […]

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Discussing an Elderly Parent's Ability to Drive a Car
10 Jan

Giving up Driving: It May Be Bad for a Senior’s Health

It is among the more difficult decisions we face in older years, and an exceptionally sensitive matter for adult children to broach with their elderly parents: giving up driving. Driving a vehicle, while delivering an intrinsic feeling of freedom and independence, can become tremendously dangerous due to a variety of conditions linked to aging. And […]

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07 Mar

Dementia Care Tips That Every Family Caregiver Needs to Know

If only providing care for a loved one with dementia came with a handbook, rather than the trial-and-error-and-trial-again method so many of us are faced with. The different periods of the disease that must be worked through make it all the more challenging; as soon as we begin to feel fairly adept at handling one […]

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07 Feb

News in Alzheimer’s Research: The Link Between Light Therapy and Alzheimer’s

Research scientists are shedding new light on strategies to potentially impact Alzheimer’s disease: light therapy. The effects of light are only just beginning to be tapped, and already are displaying some interesting and promising results in the field of Alzheimer’s research. For example, MIT research scientists are experimenting with a form of flickering light therapy, […]

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09 Dec

Alzheimer’s Care Update: Promising Medication Reaches Final Trial Phase

At Heaven at Home, we stay up to date on all the latest Alzheimer’s care news, and in the last several years, it seems a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease pops up in the news every week. As dedicated Denton home care experts, we’re always happy to share the latest developments, but never before […]

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11 Aug

Dallas Home Care Experts Help Caregivers Deal with Alzheimer’s-Related Aggression

Are you providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s? Then you may know all too well the varied and complex behaviors associated with the disease, but the sudden changes in mentality can be the most challenging – the dual personality conversion from that kindhearted, cordial person into a stormy, aggravated bully. For a caregiver […]

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07 Jul

Latest Alzheimer’s Research: Alzheimer’s and the Immune System

There’s never been a more optimistic time in the world of Alzheimer’s research than we are currently experiencing, and new developments seem to be emerging every few moments. The latest findings are slated to have a huge impact in the quest for treatments and a cure: the correlation between Alzheimer’s and the body’s natural immune […]

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21 Oct

Fountain of Youth: Can Younger Blood Keep You Youthful?

Ever wonder how kids have so much energy or why you never see a teenager with wrinkles? The reason is, quite literally, in their blood. It sounds like something from a sci-fi movie: injecting blood from a young person into an aging, Alzheimer’s patient, and watching as renewed youth is awakened. But that’s the outcome […]

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