Category Archives: Alzheimer’s & Dementia

“Compassion Fatigue” Can Easily Hurt Caregivers’ Health and More

Many of us know this from experience, but the Dallas Morning News explained it well recently. Here are the opening paragraphs of an article by columnist Pamela Yip: It’s hard to grasp that caring too much for a sick person can … Continue reading

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Editorial: Recognizing The Scams That Exploit Seniors

An editorial in the Dallas Morning News takes about the vulnerability of seniors to financial scams. I’ve written many times about the trusting nature of our older generation, and how this can be a drawback in this time of crooks with … Continue reading

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Featured Link — Parkinson’s Disease Foundation

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is a leading national presence in Parkinson’s disease research, education and public advocacy. We are working for the nearly one million people in the US who live with Parkinson’s by funding promising scientific research while supporting people … Continue reading

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Featured Link — Coach Broyle’s Playbook for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Those of us who are “of a certain age” have vivid memories of Frank Broyles, the enormously successful football coach at the University of Arkansas. Long-retired now, Coach Broyle’s has turned his attention from football to Alzheimer’s disease. He has … Continue reading

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Researchers Developing Tests to Give Alzheimer’s Warning

It’s possible we could be on the verge of developing one or more tests that would give us advance warning as to whether individuals are likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Here are excepts from an article in the Houston Chronicle: … Continue reading

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Blood Test May Have Power to Predict Alzheimer’s

If a blood test could tell you whether you would get Alzheimer’s would you take the test? Would you want to know? I think I would so I could make proper arrangements. That may soon not be just a hypothetical … Continue reading

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Study: Memory May Fail Earlier in Mexican-Americans

Goodness, here’s something I would have never guessed — Hispanics may be more prone to memory failure than non-Hispanics. At least according to a recent study, which used the term Mexican-Americans, rather than the more generic Hispanic. The study was … Continue reading

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Three Key Factors for Preventing or Delaying Dementia

This guest post is from Adam Page, who worked as a health care administrator in a large urban hospital for 20 years. Now retired, he writes about the industry for a number of sites. According to the World Health Organization, the number … Continue reading

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GPS Gadgets Let You Track Your Kid, Elderly Loved One, or Car

One of the greatest fears of families with a member who has dementia is that the person will walk or drive away and just never return. This is less a concern when the family member is in assisted living than … Continue reading

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Ten Warning Signs That Can Indicate Alzheimer’s

How do you know when a family member or close friend might have the beginnings of Alzheimer’s or dementia? There is no one sure way to know, but a recent article in the Dallas Morning News listed ten indicators. Be … Continue reading

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