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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 »

Resource: Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Wandering and Getting Lost

For the best up-to-date Alzheimer’s and Dementia news and information, check out the official Alzheimer’s Association website found here: The Link located below, discusses Wandering and Getting Lost for those who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and are at risk, and the steps you can take to protect your loved ones: On Saturday, September 27th, CareGivers… Read more »

Vitamin E May Help Delay Alzheimer’s Disease

Source from Everyday Health There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but it is possible to slow the progression of the disease. The earlier intervention begins, the better the results. Vitamin E is known to be effective in treating advanced Alzheimer’s disease, but recent research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows it… 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 »