I dealt first with my wife's Alzheimer's as a 24/7 caregiver at home, and now as a part-time caregiver and full-time advocate since her placement in the dementia wing of an assisted living facility in September. One of the many things I have learned through these years is that each new AD decline in behavior and/or skills always leads to a "new normal" period for us.
Forest Laboratories has announced it will discontinue sale of NAMENDA tablets on August 15. The company will continue to sell the oral solution of NAMENDA and once-daily extended release capsules.
Alzheimer's disease does not discriminate. Or so we've been repeatedly told — for example, when "Iron Lady" Margaret Thatcher died, almost exactly one year ago. But a report out last week suggests that Alzheimer's does discriminate, in a sense. It appears the disease picks on women.
Those with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, appear to have larger brain volumes in old age, according to a new study in Neurology. Shrinking brain volume can be a sign of Alzheimer's disease.
For quite some time, I was the only male in my Alzheimer's disease spousal support group. I quickly discovered that I could not resolve some problems for my wife, Clare, in the same way as some women were resolving similar issues for their husbands.
Cholesterol is linked to amyloid deposits in the brain, and unhealthy patterns could contribute to Alzheimer's, according to a new study.
Better hygiene in developed countries correlates with a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's, researchers have discovered.
Researchers have identified the main protein trigger of age-related memory loss — and that its memory-loss effects are reversible.
The rate of seniors developing dementia decreased by nearly a quarter over the last 20 years in England and Wales, although the percentage of nursing home residents with dementia increased, according to a recently published study.
Alzheimer's disease detection should start earlier, even before loss of cognitive function, a professor of medical ethics said Monday. In a webinar, Jason Karlawish, M.D., and Richard W. Besdine, M.D., discussed new approaches to Alzheimer's treatment and prevention, which they said has drastically changed since the disease was first discovered in the early 20th century.
Researchers say they've made a major breakthrough in the effort to develop an Alzheimer's disease vaccine.
Unions in nursing homes may be headed for a new level of negative exposure given the latest flare-up in the eternal battle that has waged in Connecticut. It has already brought partisan criticism to the highest level: the White House.
The life story is not a "nice to have" document - it is essential to delivering quality. If memory loss begins and progresses, the details of his or her life story would serve as the primary guide for service and care. Here's an example.
More than one in four claims are related to this mind-robbing condition, according to the insurance organization.
Baxter BioScience's Gammagard halted the progression of Alzheimer's disease for as long as three years in a 16-patient trial.
A new collaboration will see four leading academic research laboratories working with AstraZeneca to study a major risk factor for Alzheimer's disease.
The aging of the American population and the healthcare issues that go with it are creating a demographic earthquake that will shake our current system of healthcare to the core. We are on our way to becoming a nation of caregivers, a job description we are largely unprepared to fill.