Tag: dementia care

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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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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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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17 Sep

Staying Active with Alzheimer’s

Both physical and mental activity and engagement are important aspects of care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. While patients in more advanced stages of the disease may not be able to perform favorite exercises or activities like they used to, finding activities that maintain a sense of self, focusing on the individual’s skills, […]

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08 Jul

Reversing Memory Loss Through Brain Implants

One of the most difficult effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia, memory loss, may soon be less of a worry, thanks to a new brain implant currently in development by researchers at the University of Southern California, North Carolina’s Wake Forest University, and others. Incredibly, CNN reports that this implant is expected to restore lost declarative […]

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