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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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Halloween Safety Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers

As the end of October approaches, many Alzheimer’s caregivers are concerned about safety issues for their loved one with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). It’s true that Halloween can be a frightening holiday…

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Quick Alzheimer's Prevention Pearl: AD Caregiving Increases Health Risks for Caregivers

AD Wisdom Pearl #7 Over 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease (AD) today. AD is the 6th leading cause of death, and the ONLY disease listed in the top 10 that has no cure. In…

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Minorities, Alzheimer's Disease and Clinical Trials

Although race is known to dramatically impact the risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the number of minorities involved in clinical trials is reportedly very low. In fact, African-Americans (and other…

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