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How Your Brain Remembers

Can you remember what you had for dinner last night? How do you do it? by Alzheimer's Reading Room The temporal lobe, which contains the hippocampus, and the prefrontal cortex are important to episodic memory. This enables us to learn...Show More Summary

How I Stopped My Mother from Being Mean to Me

Alzheimer's caregivers often feel enormous stress when their loved one is mean to them; or, engages in difficult behaviors that are hard to understand and accept. by Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room Does this person look mean toShow More Summary

Diabetes Drug Significantly Reverses Alzheimer's Like Memory Loss

A drug developed for diabetes could be used to treat Alzheimer’s after scientists found it significantly reversed memory loss. By Alzheimer's Reading Room The findings are significant because the drug works by protecting the brain cells...Show More Summary

Eat a Mediterranean Style Diet to Ward Off Alzheimer's

More American's--especially the baby boom generation--are learning the importance of eating healthy. By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room A new research study indicates that eating Mediterranean-style seems to reduces the risk of mild cognitive impairment, dementia, and Alzheimer's. Show More Summary

The Neuroscience of Music and Alzheimer's

There is a growing body of evidence that music can arouse distant memories in persons living with Alzheimer's disease. Music is also soothing. By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomAlzheimer's patients do react positively to music. The...Show More Summary

How Do You Get an Alzheimer's Patient to Cooperate

One of the biggest problems we face as caregivers is How to get an Alzheimer's Patient to cooperate. By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room In order to get an Alzheimer's Patient to cooperate you need to make some changes in the way you communicate. Show More Summary

Care of Dementia Patients, It's Not Your Fault

One thing I have learned over the years is that Alzheimer's caregivers tend to blame themselves too much. By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room Caregivers often agonize over things that go wrong. They often wish they had done more.Caregiving for a person living with Alzheimer's is not easy. Show More Summary

Lack of sleep can lead to Alzheimer’s and dementia

Chronic sleep problems can lead to build up of beta amyloid in the brain and this can lead to Alzheimer's. By Alzheimer's Reading Room Chronic poor sleep has been linked to cognitive decline, and a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Show More Summary

Can Playing Super Mario 64 Increase Grey Matter in the Brain, and Help Delay the Onset of Alzheimer's?

Can playing Super Mario 64 for 30 minutes a day, five days a week help prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease? By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room This new research study is important, and I believe Alzheimer's caregivers should...Show More Summary

Why Alzheimer's Patients Are Always Hungry

I used to think that the reason that Alzheimer’s and dementia patients are always hungry is that they can’t remember when they last ate. However, a team of scientists from Neuroscience Research Australia studied the brain scans of people with frontotemporal dementia. Show More Summary

My Caregiver After Life, Holiday Perceptive About Caring for Dotty and How This Might Help You

While we care we become attached to our loved in a way that is hard to describe. The emotion is enormous. It seemed to me that I was attached to my mom by an invisible umbilical cord. By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room It is that time of year again - the Holiday's. Show More Summary

Those Living with Alzheimer's Will More Than Double by 2060

47 million Americans already demonstrate some evidence of susceptibility to Alzheimer's disease. By Alzheimer's Reading Room About 15 million Americans will have either Alzheimer’s dementia or mild cognitive impairment by 2060, up from...Show More Summary

Holistic Facial Perception Impairment in Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s affects one’s ability to distinguish facial features even of familiar people! By Elaine C Pereira Alzheimer's Reading Room A 2016 study confirmed what I and many others involved in Alzheimer’s care have already witnessed.“As...Show More Summary

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may alleviate symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

A new study indicates that hyperbaric oxygen treatments may mitigate symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. By Alzheimer's Reading Room "This revolutionary treatment for Alzheimer's disease uses a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, which has been shown in the past to be extremely effective in treating wounds that were slow to heal," says Prof. Show More Summary

Alzheimer's Care When a Loved One with Alzheimer's Doesn't Recognize You (Part 1)

Our reader Pat, an Alzheimer's caregiver, is dealing with a problem that is more common than I would like to admit. Not being recognized by a loved one is both gut wrenching and heartbreaking. I know because I have talked about thisShow More Summary

How to Use Bright Light to Improve Mood and Behavior in Alzheimer's Patients

One of the most important things I learned as an Alzheimer's caregiver was how to use bright light to change my mother's mood and behavior. By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room My mother, Dotty, had a tendency to get in a bad mood around 4:30 PM each day. Show More Summary

Researchers Discover Where the Earliest Signs of Alzheimer's Occur in the Brain

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have for the first time shown where in the brain the earliest signs of Alzheimer's occur. By Alzheimer's Reading Room The discovery could potentially become significant to future Alzheimer's research...Show More Summary

My Father with Alzheimer's Stares at Us and it Feels Creepy

Think of your father as being swept away by currents of memories that cause him to appear as if he is staring at you, but he may instead be reliving powerful memories. By Rita Jablonski Alzheimer's Reading Room Our friends at Alzheimer's...Show More Summary

Bill Gates Invests $100 Million into Alzheimer's Research

Bill Gates is investing $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund that brings together industry and government to seek treatments for Alzheimer's disease. Gates will also invest an additional $50 million in start-up...Show More Summary

Afraid of Making the Wrong Caregiver Moves?

Behind every good caregiving intention is usually a fair amount of love and caring. By Paula Spencer Scott Alzheimer's Reading Room Are you sometimes nagged by the question, Am I getting this right? What is the Difference Between Alzheimer’s...Show More Summary

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