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What Can the Ancient Greeks Tell Us About Cognitive Decline?

What Can the Ancient Greeks Tell Us About Cognitive Decline? In a recent study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) have presented compelling evidence suggesting that Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias may be largely modern phenomena, influenced significantly by today’s environments and lifestyles. The study, led… Read More

Talking to Kids About Dementia

Talking to Kids About Dementia When a loved one receives a diagnosis of dementia, it can be a welcome answer to years of questions. But it’s also the start of a new journey for families with lots of unknown variables. It’s a hard thing for adults to navigate—but what about kids? Maybe your teenager has… Read More

There’s an App for That!

There’s an App for That! Taking care of someone with dementia is a big job. Depending on the stage of dementia and a loved one’s abilities, dementia caregiving can involve a wide-ranging set of challenges for both the person with dementia and the caregiver. Thankfully, technology is catching up to the unique needs of people… Read More

New Alzheimer’s Drugs – What You Should Know

New Alzheimer’s Drugs – What You Should Know Scientists have been working on a breakthrough to treat Alzheimer’s, and their decades of research may be coming to fruition. The Food and Drug Administrative recently approved Leqembi (lecanemab-irmb). The drug isn’t a cure, but studies show that it could slow cognitive decline for a period of… Read More

Be An Aphasia-Friendly Communicator

Be An Aphasia-Friendly Communicator Many of us struggle to recall a certain word every now and then. But persistent difficulty with communication may lead to a diagnosis of a condition called aphasia. Aphasia Awareness month is in June, a great time to learn more about this condition and how it is treated. Aphasia is a… Read More

More Than Memory Loss

More Than Memory Loss Movies and television shows have long portrayed people with dementia in a very stereotypical way. The scene is usually a woman wandering around (probably in a nightgown) outside of home; she appears lost and distracted. The woman is unable to recognize her own children when they find her and want to… Read More

Understanding Lewy Body Dementia

It would be understandable to have never heard of—or know much about—Lewy body dementia. It is a form of dementia that has only received global scientific attention in the last few decades. Scientists did not fully understand how common this form of dementia is until the 1990s. October is Lewy Body Dementia Awareness month, a… Read More

Overcoming the Stigma of Alzheimer’s Disease

With more than six million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and more than 11 million providing unpaid care, the impact of dementia is huge. Between 2000 and 2019, while death from heart disease was declining, death from Alzheimer’s disease increased 145%. But that doesn’t mean people want to talk about it. The Alzheimer Society of… Read More

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