Tag: dementia

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 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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12 Jan

The Power of Words: Poetry Proves Therapeutic for Alzheimer’s Patients

Some may think of poetry as just pretty rhyming words, or as that class we took for an English credit in college. As it turns out, though, poetry is actually pretty powerful, particularly for Alzheimer’s patients. Researchers at the University of Exeter have found that reading poetry can stimulate areas of the brain linked to […]

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15 Jul

Astonishing Link Between Cynicism and Alzheimer’s Disease

According to a recent report from the Alzheimer’s Association (Alzheimer’s from the Frontlines: Challenges a National Alzheimer’s Plan Must Address), as many as 5.4 million Americans today are living with Alzheimer’s, and that number is predicted to increase to 16 million by mid-century. While there’s still a lot to be learned about the disease, some […]

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12 May

Turning Coffee Into a Drug to Treat Parkinson’s and Dementia

It helps you wake up in the morning, but could it also help treat cognitive disorders? Your morning cup of coffee could be worth more than just a means of getting you through the day. In fact, it could hold clues for treating chronic diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Scientists have found that caffeine has […]

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26 Mar

Senior Gamers: Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease via a Video Game

Video games have been getting a lot of press over the last several years, not just for their entertainment value, but for their cognitive benefits as well. And now the world’s largest pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, is hoping to find out if video games can detect and track the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

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