Tag: alzheimer’s disease

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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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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28 Oct

How You Sleep Might Be Affecting Your Brain

Are you a side sleeper? You might just be helping your brain in a big way! We all know that a good night’s sleep is great for the body and brain, but new research shows that our sleep positions might play a role in Alzheimer’s prevention. According to the study, certain positions help your brain […]

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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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26 Aug

When Alzheimer’s Impacts Family Caregivers

If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, you know the commitment, patience and love it takes. Though both men and women make excellent caregivers, statistics show that women are predominantly the family caregiver. Additionally, a new study, Women and Dementia, reveals a disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia on women. It’s been […]

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25 Jun

Reach out to Alzheimer’s Patients—Simply

Connecting with a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia could be just an app away. A new free app, made for iPads, allows you to create an interactive storybook on the life of a loved one with Alzheimer’s through personalized pictures, music and memory activities. Developed by Jenny Rozbruch to help her connect with her […]

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11 Jun

Researchers Locate a New Piece of the Alzheimer’s Puzzle

A new twist to unraveling the Alzheimer’s conundrum has developed. Research published in the Journal of Neuroscience revealed that specific immune cells might be linked to Alzheimer’s disease development. We have previously known that Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by the loss of neurons responsible for memory and learning, and brain formation of amyloid plaques and tangles. The […]

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19 Aug

Warning Signs: Typical Age-Related Behavior or Alzheimer’s Symptoms?

Sometimes people won’t admit they need help to stay at home, and others may be unaware they need extra help in order to maintain a healthy and safe home environment. Knowing and watching for signs that could indicate extra assistance is needed may well fall on others: family, friends or advisers. Back in February, we […]

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24 Apr

Is It Alzheimer’s or Just Forgetfulness?

Where did I put my keys? Did I leave the iron on at home? As we age, mild memory loss is common, but with the rise in Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S., many people are becoming fearful that their forgetfulness is something more. Knowing more about the disease and its warning signs can help family […]

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17 Apr

Under Pressure: Stress Management Tips for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Oftentimes, the care for aging parents must be taken on by their adult children. Dubbed the “Sandwich Generation,” these adults have the added stress of raising children, dealing with financial burdens and limited resources, and maintaining a full-time job. But, because we tend to focus so intently on the Alzheimer’s patient, we forget that there […]

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