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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 »

Tips for Working with Alzheimer Patients in the Home

Source from the Home Care Daily Weekly Industry News and Information E-Newsletter Providing in-home care for people with Alzheimer’s or any other form of dementia has unique challenges that differ from those placed into assisted living facilities or nursing homes.  It is a fact that the majority of seniors wish to age in place in their… 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 »

Governor Approves Alzheimer’s State Plan

Source from Pennsylvania Home Care Association Last week, Gov. Tom Corbett announced his approval of the Pennsylvania State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD), which proposes recommendations and a strategic approach to addressing the growth of the disease and related disorders in Pennsylvania. PHA commends its members who served on the committee for… Read more »

Major New Study Tests Drug to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Source from AARP Blog In what some experts are calling the most important Alzheimer’s research of the decade, scientists at 61 medical centers across the country and elsewhere have launched a groundbreaking study to test whether an experimental new medication can protect healthy older adults from the memory loss and brain damage caused by the disease. “Our best chance of really… Read more »

Caregiving in Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Source from Everyday Health, By Chris Iliades, MD, Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MS, MPH A caregiver’s role often starts with the diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. At this juncture, it’s important to deal with both long-term planning and with immediate medical and psychological issues in order to make life as normal as possible for your… Read more »