MEMORY & THINKING are activated by acetyl-choline. Alzheimer’s drugs boost acetyl-choline. Other medications, from allergy to insomnia drugs, may be anti-cholinergic, lowering acetyl-choline. This can spell trouble in dementia. Learn which drugs to avoid and what to look out for.
Research shows that a blood test now on the market accurately identifies brain amyloid status with a single blood sample. In other words, this blood test can diagnose Alzheimer’s.
The tendency of Alzheimer’s patients to sleep throughout the day is not due to nighttime insomnia — it has to do with the degeneration of a type of neuron, according to a research study.
Early evidence indicates that ketogenic therapy is a safe and effective treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. Dr. Stephen Cunnane discusses how ketogenic therapies can help.
FDA-approved Sargramostim, a normal human protein, improved memory and cognition in Alzheimer’s patients in a Phase II clinical trial. The drug is safe and well-tolerated, and has been used for other disorders for 30 years.
A fascinating study in Europe finds that individuals who felt they had memory problems did in fact have measurable cognitive deficits. Scientists analyzed the spinal fluid to measure the levels of biomarkers associated with Alzheimer’s.
Delaying retirement can delay dementia in a big way. Learn why.
MEDICATION VIDEO: Aricept® (generic DONEPEZIL) is the world’s most popular drug for Early-stage Alzheimer’s. Does it help in Advanced-stage Alzheimer’s?
CLINICAL INERTIA is when it’s much easier to start someone on a medication, and keep them on, than to take them off. Find out why most advanced dementia patients receive too many expensive, questionable medications.
Bud, a strong military man, shares what bothers him the most about his dementia. See what he has to say about driving, Alzheimer’s and the new balance he has achieved regarding the things he will and won’t do.
If you couldn’t see your mashed potatoes, you probably wouldn’t eat them. That’s why what “The Red Plate Study” found was astonishing! Alzheimer’s patients eating from red plates consumed 25 percent more food than those eating from white plates. Find out why.
Enjoy this great duet between a musician with dementia and his son. A triumph of spirit over Alzheimer’s! Sing-a-long if you like!
It looks like a sneeze cannot give anyone Alzheimer’s. While Alzheimer’s abnormal disease proteins do spread from cell-to-cell, they are not “infectious”. Check out the facts.
TEEPA CARE VIDEO: Learn about Alzheimer’s 6 stages. Teepa Snow shows what to expect, while keeping the focus on the person for whom you care.