Tuesday, September 13, 2016

FDA Facilitates Research on Earlier Stages of Alzheimer's Disease

Research has shown that there is a lag of many years between the beginning of changes in a patient’s brain and the onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms.


Memory care, Alzheimer's care and research.

Alzheimer’s disease is a nightmare haunting many Americans.

Despite years of intensive efforts by scientists to develop new safe and effective treatments for Alzheimer’s, options remain limited. In the last 20 years, FDA has approved five drugs for the disease—the most recent one in 2003. Although the drugs can provide some benefit, more needs to be done.


Friday, July 15, 2016

Alzheimer's Complications That Cause Death

Alzheimer's is a life shortening form of death but typically people die from complications of Alzheimer's or dementia.


The most common cause of death from Alzheimer's is Aspiration pneumonia.

This occurs when food, saliva, liquids, or vomit is breathed into the lungs or airways leading to the lungs.

One of the most frequent complications and causes of death from Alzheimer's disease is aspiration pneumonia.

Read more about this topic.



Death by Complications from Alzheimer's, What does this mean?


Dying from Dementia -- Dementia Suffering Often Unnecessary

Saturday, June 25, 2016

3 Caregivers Rob Woman with Alzheimer's and Now She Might Lose Her Home

Three people are accused of trying to exploit an 81-year-old woman with Alzheimer's.


A case of elder abuse of a person living with Alzheimer's
Her husband passed away in 2012, and authorities say they took over as her caregiver.

The police report shows the three used:
  • her bank and credit card accounts to pay their own bills
  • and stopping the payments on her mortgage.
The woman's home is now foreclosed.

Topic - Dementia Care

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A ray of light for Alzheimer's caregivers

I just finished reading an interesting article in the Boston Globe about a program this is designed to help caregivers and their loved after a diagnosis of probable Alzheimer's.

A program this is designed to help caregivers and their loved after a diagnosis of probable Alzheimer's.
The dementia care consultation program is a joint venture of the Tufts Health Plan, and the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Already, hundreds of families have been referred to the program by physicians.


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Dietary Supplements may prevent reverse damage in brain

A dietary supplement containing a blend of thirty vitamins and minerals—all natural ingredients widely available in health food stores—has shown remarkable anti-aging properties that can prevent and even reverse massive brain cell loss, according to new research from McMaster University.



It’s a mixture scientists believe could someday slow the progress of catastrophic neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, ALS and Parkinson’s.

Topic Search - Alzheimer's Mind Diet

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Healthline Best Blogs of 2016 Alzheimer's Front Row

Best Alzheimer's Blogs of 2016!

Healthline's editors selected each winner based on their reach to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high quality information.



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From Healthline

Alzheimer's Front Row is the companion website to Bob DeMarco’s Alzheimer’s Reading Room.

Here, you’ll find easy-to-access news pieces on disease research, Alzheimer’s tests, and clinical trials (medical tests that allow patients to participate in treatments that may help, but haven’t been released to a wider market).

Search Front Row’s posts to find information on broader topics like neurology and tips on patient care.



Search the Alzheimer's Reading Room for Answers to Your Questions About Alzheimer's and dementia




Are Alzheimer's Caregivers the Forgotten Audio

By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Front Row Listen to Are Alzheimer's Caregivers the Forgotten?