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If a Relative Has Alzheimer’s Disease, Am I at Risk?

If a Relative Has Alzheimer’s Disease, Am I at Risk? Today nearly six million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and more than 16 million others are providing care for them. Most often, these caregivers are close relatives, and they often express concern about whether they, too, will experience memory loss as… Read More

Controlling High Blood Pressure Is Good for the Brain

Controlling High Blood Pressure Is Good for the Brain During May, we have been celebrating National High Blood Pressure Education Month. Here is an important reason to learn more about hypertension. Why do older adults experience memory and thinking problems? For years, the assumption was that most dementia was caused by Alzheimer’s disease. But more… Read More

5 Ways Hearing Loss Raises the Risk of Dementia

5 Ways Hearing Loss Raises the Risk of Dementia Researchers from Newcastle University in the UK recently shared a startling statistic: Epidemiological studies show that untreated hearing loss is responsible for 10% of all cases of dementia. For some time, scientists have studied this connection. Research shows that certain underlying causes can cause both dementia… Read More

“Home” For the Holidays? Common Signs Your Older Loved One May Need Help

“Home” For the Holidays? Common Signs Your Older Loved One May Need Help This year the holidays and holiday gatherings will look a bit different for most of us because of the pandemic. Experts advise us to stay home and limit our in-person celebrations to those living in our immediate household. Observing the holidays with… Read More

Is It Safe for My Loved One With Dementia to Own a Gun?

Is It Safe for My Loved One With Dementia to Own a Gun? The debate over guns has heated up during the past few years. But one thing most everyone on the firearm ownership opinion spectrum agrees about is that sometimes it is unsafe for an individual with mental illness to have access to guns…. Read More

Reducing Caregiver Stress When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s Disease

Reducing Caregiver Stress When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s Disease Each year in November, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America sponsors Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. November is also National Family Caregivers Month—so appropriate, because people who are providing care for a loved one who is living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related condition face many challenges, and… Read More

October is Lewy Body Dementia Awareness Month

October is Lewy Body Dementia Awareness Month Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a degenerative disease caused by abnormal protein deposits in the brain. These deposits, called Lewy bodies, cause changes in brain chemicals that can affect thinking, movement, behavior, and emotions. Although LBD it is not as well-known as Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease, it… Read More

Communication With a Loved One Who Is Living With Alzheimer’s Disease

Communication With a Loved One Who Is Living With Alzheimer’s Disease June Is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. This is a time that we focus on the 50 million people who are living with Alzheimer’s disease—and also on the many millions of family members and friends who are supporting their well-being. Family caregiving is hard… Read More