Replaying Memories as Dementia Therapy?
Reminiscence therapy uses the good aspects of memory to help people feel better. A recent study wanted to know if this therapy could help dementia patients and their caregivers.
Battle of the Brain Trauma
Moods shift. Personalities change. Memories are difficult to form and recall. All are signs of the brain breaking down over time and researchers are getting a better understanding of how to diagnose the condition.
Alzheimer’s Tests Working Together
Medical tests for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may help with early diagnosis, but no test is perfect. A recent study found that conducting multiple tests together improved the accuracy. But is this expense worth it?
Lonely Heart Club's Dementia Risk
Many seniors live alone in their golden years, but this doesn't mean they're lonely. But feeling lonely may affect how long they are able to live alone before developing dementia.
Meeting the Needs of Dementia Patients
Mental disorders in the elderly, like dementia, can create many special needs for the patient and their caregivers. Many of the needs may be met, but some may not.
Keeping Active to Slow Alzheimer’s
An active lifestyle can keep you healthy. Staying active may also slow the loss of brain tissue that is linked to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). A recent study presented at conference found that the more calories elderly people burned doing physical activities, like yard work, the fewer brain cells they lost.
Gender Differences in Alzheimer’s
Men and women are different in many ways, and their brains are a bit different, too. So researchers wanted to know how Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affected the brains of men and women.
Can Medical Tests Predict Alzheimer’s?
Lately, many new medical evaluations seem to be pointing to blood and brain tests to diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) in its early stages. But can it be that simple?
Stay Active, Keep the Brain Healthy?
As the brain ages, some mental skills may suffer. Staying physically active may be linked to keeping the brain healthy into old age.
Caregiving: Trusting in Self
Caring for a loved one with dementia can be stressful. Believing in yourself and having spiritual beliefs may help offset some of the stress. A recent study found that two qualities worked together to help dementia caregivers deal with stress.