When a Senior Loved One Has Dementia, How Do You Manage the Holidays?

Watching the holiday season through the lens of Alzheimer’s disease can seem to be anything but merry and bright. Family may be weighed down with caregiving responsibilities, and the disruption to routine may bring about more distress for a senior dealing with the effects of dementia. Nevertheless, with a little creativity and adjustment of expectations, […]

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The Dementia Care Scare: When Those with Alzheimer’s Break the Law

It is astounding – a kind, sometimes bewildered grandpa with Alzheimer’s disease being handcuffed and placed under arrest. But nevertheless, that very scene is happening at an alarming rate among seniors, over 100,000 of them, according to the latest statistics – an increase of nearly 30% in the past decade. This dramatic increase in arrests […]

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Dealing with Dementia: 3 Easy Steps to Help Mom when She’s in Distress

As the saying goes, there’s no place like home; but what do you do when someone you love and care for insists on going home – when that person already IS home? Sadly, if you have a family member dealing with dementia, this discussion happens repeatedly. And the bewilderment and plaintive longing being expressed are […]

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This Cancer Treatment Might Treat Much More Than Cancer!

Leukemia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s are all devastating diseases. What if there was one medication that could help treat all three? Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center are hopeful that nilotinib fits the bill. Currently approved to use as a cancer treatment in individuals with one type of leukemia, a small trial is creating great excitement […]

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“Shocking” New Study Linking Electrode Implants and Stroke Recovery

Deep-brain stimulation, a treatment sometimes used for Parkinson’s patients, is being tested on a patient in stroke recovery. Involving the implantation of an electrode that stimulates a particular area of the brain, the anticipated response will be a reversal of the paralysis so often encountered following a stroke, and the restoration of mobility. To understand […]

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