Thursday, April 9, 2015

Brains of Retired NFL Players Who Suffered Concussions


Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, CTE, is thought to cause memory loss, confusion, progressive dementia, depression, suicidal behavior, personality changes and abnormal gaits and tremor.

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Brains of Retired NFL Players Who Suffered Concussions


Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in athletes (and others) with a history of repetitive brain trauma, including symptomatic concussions as well as asymptomatic subconcussive hits to the head. CTE has been known to affect boxers since the 1920s.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Turmeric and curcumin for fighting dementia


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This recent search lead to the following article in the Alzheimer's Reading Room.

Turmeric and curcumin for fighting dementia

Can Curcumin Fight Alzheimer’s Disease?


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What is it?

Turmeric is a plant. You probably know turmeric as the main spice in curry. It has a warm, bitter taste and is frequently used to flavor or color curry powders, mustards, butters, and cheeses. But the root of turmeric is also used widely to make medicine.

Turmeric is used for arthritis, heartburn (dyspepsia), stomach pain, diarrhea, intestinal gas, stomach bloating, loss of appetite, jaundice, liver problems and gallbladder disorders.

It is also used for headaches, bronchitis, colds, lung infections, fibromyalgia, leprosy, fever, menstrual problems, and cancer. Other uses include depression, Alzheimer’s disease, water retention, worms, and kidney problems.

Some people apply turmeric to the skin for pain, ringworm, bruising, leech bites, eye infections, inflammatory skin conditions, soreness inside of the mouth, and infected wounds.

In food and manufacturing, the essential oil of turmeric is used in perfumes, and its resin is used as a flavor and color component in foods.

Don’t confuse turmeric with Javanese turmeric root (Curcuma zedoaria).

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Forgotten How to Swallow


Readers searching Google using the following keywords

Forgotten How to Swallow

were directed to this article in the Alzheimer's Reading Room.

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How Do Alzheimer's Patients Die?


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Monday, March 30, 2015

Learn More About the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer's


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What comes first dementia or alzheimer


A recent search at Ask using these keywords - What comes first dementia or alzheimer - lead to the following information and article.

“Dementia” is a term that has replaced a more out-of-date word, “senility,” to refer to cognitive changes with advanced age.

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Dementia includes a group of symptoms, the most prominent of which is memory difficulty with additional problems in at least one other area of cognitive functioning, including language, attention, problem solving, spatial skills, judgment, planning, or organization.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Alzheimer’s Disease Study Gives Researchers New Hope


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The findings, published in Brain, offer new and valuable information in the long and ongoing debate about the relative contribution of amyloid and tau to the development and progression of cognitive dysfunction in Alzheimer’s, says the study’s lead author, Melissa Murray, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at Mayo Clinic.

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Study of 3,600 Brains Reveals Tau as Driver of Alzheimer’s Disease






Thursday, March 5, 2015

Stategies to Get People with Dementia to Take a Bath


A reader searching Google using the following keywords

Stategies to Get People with Dementia to Take a Bath

were directed to this article in the Alzheimer's Reading Room.



5 Tips, How to get an Alzheimer's Patient to Shower


One of the earliest problems I faced with my mother, Dotty, was getting her to take a shower.

In the beginning, I would typically make a common Alzheimer's caregiver mistake - I would try to convince her to take the shower.

This usually resulted in me trying to convince her that she needed a shower, the importance of the shower for good health (hygiene), or trying to convince her she would "stink" if she didn't take a shower.

No matter what explanation or cajoling I tried it didn't work. Dotty would usually get angry, and use one of her favorite words - bulls***.

I can laugh about it now. But, I can also assure you that it didn't seem funny at the time.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Dementia and Obsession over Money


Alzheimer's caregivers often experience problems with money, checkbooks, and scams being perpetrated on persons living with Alzheimer's disease.

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Pamela R. Kelley and Max Wallack discuss the problems with money, and how to handle the problem with the checkbook.

Alzheimer's, Money, and the Checkbook


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Monday, March 2, 2015

Dementia and False Accusations


It is not unusual for Alzheimer's and dementia patients to make false accusations.


The natural tendency for most Alzheimer's caregivers is to try and explain, and sometimes in a heated fashion, that we did not do what we are being accused of by a dementia patient.

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Dementia, Accusations, and Fractured Fairy Tales



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Saturday, February 28, 2015

In Alzheimer's World NO Means ...


Everything you do with a person living with Alzheimer's has to start and end with positive reinforcement.

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How the Invention of Alzheimer's World Changed My Life


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