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Federal Action Update: Fight to End Alzheimer’s

From the Alzheimer’s Association We’ve worked all year for this moment. This week, Congress has the opportunity to take a major step forward in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, but they need to hear from you. Congress is voting on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill which includes our year’s top advocacy priority,… Read more »

Understanding the Stages and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

Source: Everyday Health No one experiences Alzheimer’s disease in exactly the same way. As memory loss occurs, it affects cognition (the process of knowing and thinking), coordination, personality, and standard of living very differently from person to person. However, researchers have identified some patterns in the way the disease progresses, allowing doctors to group Alzheimer’s symptoms into three… Read more »

Can Slow Walking Speed Be a Determining Factor for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Source from Alzheimer’s Association Newsletter Written by Valerie VanBooven RN BSN July 25, 2014—(BRONX, NY)—A study involving nearly 27,000 older adults on five continents found that nearly 1 in 10 met criteria for pre-dementia based on a simple test that measures how fast people walk and whether they have cognitive complaints. People who tested positive… Read more »

RESOURCE: Alzheimer’s Website by Ashley Clarke

Our own Care America employee, Ashley Clarke, has created a website to inform others about Alzheimer’s disease. She is currently a Care Coordinator for Care America in Syracuse, NY working towards her to degree to become a MSW. Here is what she had to say about her informative website: “I would like to say thank… Read more »

A Memory Aid for Seniors: Laughter

Source from Everyday Health, By Robert Preidt, HealthDay News Study suggests that humor helps improve recall, reduces stress hormone. Humor and laughter may help combat memory loss in the elderly, a new study suggests. Previous research has found that the stress hormone cortisol can harm memory and learning ability in older adults. This new study examined whether… Read more »

Type 2 Diabetes May Shrink the Brain, Study Suggests

Source from Alzheimer’s and Dementia E-News, By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay Reporter Surprisingly, this shrinkage doesn’t appear to be linked to the damaging effect of diabetes on tiny blood vessels in the brain, but instead by how the brain handles excess sugar, the researchers noted. “We have known for a long time that diabetes is not good for the… Read more »

Home Care for Seniors with Dementia

Source from http://www.alzheimerscaretoday.com As the population ages, there are more people who are choosing alternative ways to care for their loved ones and are able to stay at home. A symptom of aging and brain impairment can be dementia, its symptoms affect quite a large population in the USA. Taking care of an elderly loved one… Read more »