As part of National Adult Day Services Week, Tia explores caregiver stress and notes that taking a few minutes to take care of yourself is one of the best ways to help your loved one.
The risk factors for the neurodegenerative disease affecting more than 5 million Americans aren’t all in the brain. And a new report from Alzheimer’s Disease International highlights the connection between the disease of the brain and heart disease, says Heather Snyder, PhD, director of medical and scientific operations for the Alzheimer’s Association. 251 more words
Grandma! It’s her birthday today, but I can’t ring her as she suffers from Alzheimer’s and can no longer use the phone. We went round to see her on Sunday for a buffet, mainly for my grandads benefit to mark the occasion and to give him a break from looking after her 24/7. 295 more words
Older people who have relied on a class of drugs called benzodiazepines to reduce anxiety or induce sleep are at higher risk of going on to develop Alzheimer’s disease, new research finds, with those whose use of the medications is most intensive almost twice as likely to develop the mind-robbing disorder. 74 more words