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Quick Alzheimer's Prevention Pearl; Head Injuries and Alzheimer's Disease Risk

AD Wisdom Pearl #10 The number one cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a person of ANY age is falls. Seniors, aged 75 and older are known to have the highest rate of TBI related injuries, hospitalizations…

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New Study Reveals That Appreciation Lowers Level of Spousal Caregiver Burden

Caring for a spouse with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) can be one of the most physically and emotionally challenging roles a person can experience in life. Yet, recent studies indicate that certain circumstances…

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Communication Problems in the Early Stages of Alzheimer's Disease

If you live with or care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), you may already know that communication can be a real challenge. Having a conversation with a person with AD usually requires a great…

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Research Shows Babysitting Grandchildren Could Lower Risk of Depression and Alzheimer's Disease

Most people can relate to the fact that children make us feel young and remind us of the carefree and joyous aspects of our true selves. But, on a scientific level, a new study has shown that spending…

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Tips on Communicating with a Person with Alzheimer's Disease

Although symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) vary from person to person, it’s very common, for people in the later stages of the disease, to have progressively more and more trouble with communication.…

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November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month

November has been deemed National Alzheimer’s Awareness month. In fact, it was President Ronald Reagan who first designated the month to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) awareness in 1983. Less than 2 million…

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Signs Your Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease may Need Home Care Assistance

Asking for help is not always easy for any of us, particularly for seniors. Many older people have a sense of pride that can make asking the younger generation for assistance a real challenge. In some…

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6 Bath Time Challenge Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

If you are a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s dementia, you may know full well, just how challenging providing hygiene can be, particularly at bath time. Bathing is one area of defiance that…

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Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Trials: The History of Medical Breakthroughs

Clinical trials are research studies that expose volunteer participants (or groups of people) to one or more health-related intervention. The goal of clinical trials is to evaluate the safety, effectiveness,…

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New Research Suggests that Adverse Social Conditions may Increase the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

It’s been a well-known fact for some time that many culturally diverse groups, (such as Hispanics and African Americans), have a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), thought to be a direct result…

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