What is getting in the way of caregiving for a loved one with ALZ?

What is getting in the way of caregiving for a loved one with ALZ? Ray Burow knew nothing about caregiving when she was thrust into that role after her elderly parent was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, Burow described herself as “ignorant”—like many others in her situation—about caregiving. She compared caregiving for someone with … Continue reading “What is getting in the way of caregiving for a loved one with ALZ?”

FDA Approves Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug

FDA Approves Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug A new drug designed to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Alzheimer’s Association called the approval a “victory for people living with Alzheimer’s and their families.” But, not everyone agreed with the FDA’s decision … Continue reading “FDA Approves Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug”

Latest on Alzheimer Drugs

Latest on Alzheimer Drugs A Berwyn, Pennsylvania biopharmaceutical firm plans to add a new drug to fight against Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Annovis Bio recently announced positive results from clinical testing ANVS401, the company’s lead experimental drug. After releasing Phase 2 study data in late May, the firm’s stock surged 127 percent at $60 … Continue reading “Latest on Alzheimer Drugs”

The Latest on Fighting Alzheimer’s

The Latest on Fighting Alzheimer’s A recent study suggests that a better understanding of the role microglia cells play in Alzheimer’s disease may offer new targets to go after in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Microglia, considered the immune cells of the brain, are responsible for clearing the brain of cellular debris and waste, such as … Continue reading “The Latest on Fighting Alzheimer’s”

Managing Arthritis Pain

Managing Arthritis Pain Health experts agree that arthritis is a leading cause of pain and those who have the debilitating condition would concur with that statement. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, with most causing pain and stiffness in and around the affected joints or tissues, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease … Continue reading “Managing Arthritis Pain”

Staying Sharp Keeping Sharp, Brain Health As You Age

Staying Sharp Keeping Sharp, Brain Health As You Age Dr. Gary Small’s patient, Sharon, was afraid that she was developing Alzheimer’s disease, a condition her grandmother had when she was 79. The 46-year-old single mother of three teenagers was working full time and had been forgetting things, missing appointments, and finding it hard to focus … Continue reading “Staying Sharp Keeping Sharp, Brain Health As You Age”

Dementia In The Movies

Dementia In The Movies Viggo Mortensen was at his mother’s funeral when he began writing down stories people were telling about her. The award-winning actor’s mother, Grace, died in 2015 due to complications from dementia. Mortensen (Green Book, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Eastern Promises) heard some of the stories before but, at the … Continue reading “Dementia In The Movies”

Predicting Dementia Risk

Predicting Dementia Risk With the older adult population expected to increase over the next two decades, health officials around the globe expect a rise in the number of seniors living with dementia. To help identify people at risk for dementia—and to help them potentially reduce their risk for the cognitive disorder—researchers have created different models … Continue reading “Predicting Dementia Risk”

Caregiving: The Emotional Toll

Caregiving: The Emotional Toll Arthur Kleinman spent 10 years caring for his wife, Joan, who was diagnosed with a rare form of early Alzheimer’s disease when she was 59. Kleinman, a professor of psychiatry and medical anthropology at Harvard Medical School, said he studied illness and caregiving throughout his career; yet, he was not prepared … Continue reading “Caregiving: The Emotional Toll”

Struggling To Care For Your Elderly Loved Ones? Expert Opinions

Struggling To Care For Your Elderly Loved Ones? Expert Opinions Caring for elderly parents is indeed overwhelming, which is why some adult children ask eldercare experts for advice. Senior consultants, researchers who conduct studies on aging, and other eldercare experts know about the struggles of caring for elderly parents because many are experiencing—or have experienced—the … Continue reading “Struggling To Care For Your Elderly Loved Ones? Expert Opinions”