Category: Alzheimer’s Disease

Senior woman checking label on medication
20 Feb

Alzheimer’s Disease Care in Dallas: Understanding the Two Main Medications

The latest Alzheimer’s statistics are worrying. The condition is currently the 6th leading cause of death, rising above both breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. Even though deaths from other chronic conditions, such as heart disease, are decreasing, those from Alzheimer’s have jumped in excess of 100%. The toll the illness takes on family caregivers […]

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A happy grandmother with her family on Christmas Eve
11 Dec

The Holidays: A Time for Family… and Detecting the Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

From the minute the door swings open and your senior family member wraps you in a warm hug, through the joyous holiday meal and every timeless family tradition, opportunities abound for not only high quality time together, but also to evaluate how your parent is actually doing and if any red flags are observed.

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Sad elephant sitting on a bench on the glade
17 Oct

An Elephant’s Memory & Alzheimer’s Disease May Have an Interesting Connection

The old saying is true: elephants actually do have impressive memories, even into their old age. To illustrate, they are able to recollect and go back to very particular locations years after visiting them, irrespective of age. Just what can we glean from elephants which may lead to improving our own cognitive functioning as we […]

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Dallas home care
06 Sep

Alzheimer’s Care | Guns and Dementia. Cause for Alarm?

With an impassioned level of debate rivaling the Hatfields and McCoys, Dallas home care provider Heaven at Home Senior Care understands that it may be impossible to get to a final resolution regarding the issue of gun control. Yet regardless of which side of the issue you are on, there’s one little-spoken of scenario that […]

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Senior couple looking at medications.
12 Jul

Can Alternative Medicines Help Treat Alzheimer’s Disease?

As the saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That may very well apply to the latest influx of businesses offering alternative supplements, dietary programs, and herbal concoctions as a way to treat, or at the least reduce the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association would like to […]

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cartoon of doctor with brain
14 Jun

Home Health Care in Denton: Intriguing Alzheimer’s Disease Research

As many as 5.7 million seniors are currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease – a full 10% of the over-65 population. Because that number is expected to soar to as many as 14 million by the year 2050, the race is on as researchers scramble to uncover a cure, or at least an effective treatment option. […]

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Elderly woman walking with adult daughter
07 Jun

Dallas Home Health Care: Four Tips for Family Caregivers

If you’re providing care for a senior loved one, it’s likely that you stumbled into the responsibility without any formal training: you saw the need, and gallantly stepped forward to meet it. Yet, at Heaven at Home Senior Care, extensive training is provided to each of our Dallas home health care professionals before they’re fully […]

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Neurology Questions
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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