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
A new, first-of-its-kind study was designed to assess whether cognitive training, a medication-free treatment, could improve MCI. Studies show that activities that stimulate your brain, such as cognitive training, can protect against a decline in your mental abilities. Even older adults who have MCI can still learn and use new mental skills.
A new study strongly suggests that the brains of people who have died of Huntington's disease (HD) and Parkinson's disease (PD) show a similar response to a lifetime of neurodegeneration, despite being two very distinct diseases.
A new understanding of the complex ways in which general anesthetics act on the brain could eventually lead to improved drugs for surgery. It remains unclear how general anesthesia works, even though it is one of the most common medical procedures worldwide. Show More Summary
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
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
Testing the level of caffeine in the blood may provide a simple way to aid the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, according to a new study.
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
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
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
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
How the brain is able to store memories over long periods of time has been a persistent mystery to neuroscientists. In a new study, researchers show that long-lived extracellular matrix molecules called perineuronal nets are essential for distant memories.
Recent studies have shown that gut microbes may cause or worsen Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. Neurologists have proposed a new term to describe an interaction between gut microbiota and the brain: mapranosis.
It is widely known that genomics has already begun to influence medicine and that bioinformatics holds the key for developing new medical approaches, but how does medical genomics really work? Researchers now bring to light a clear example of how genomics is changing the way we currently know medicine.
A new study suggests a novel form of protein aggregation that is both reversible and has positive physiological consequences for cells. The discovery may eventually lead to new therapies for neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and 'mad cow' diseases.
New insights have been uncovered into the regulatory network behind neuron growth, report scientists.
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
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
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
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