3 ROOTS OF ALZHEIMER'S:
Columbia University researchers have pinpointed 3 discoveries about Alzheimer's: Where it starts Why it starts there How it spreads. Learn why this can help researchers treat Alzheimer's sooner and better.
Using high-resolution functional MRI (fMRI) imaging in patients with Alzheimer's disease and in mouse models of the disease, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have clarified three fundamental issues about Alzheimer's: where
Coping with the stresses of being a caregiver can take their toll, but learning effective coping mechanisms and having a group of supportive and knowledgeable people to talk to in a safe space can help! Join us Thursday July 11th at 10am for a free seminar presented by Alzheimer's New Jersey and hosted here at Alcoeur Garden's Toms River facility - all are welcome! Caregivers, healthcare workers, family and friends of people caring for those with Alzheimer's or other forms of
WHY do we need to FIGHT for additional research and treatments? We need to better understand how Alzheimer’s unfolds. The brain is a complicated organ. Because it’s so difficult to study while patients are alive, we know very little about how it ages normally and how Alzheimer’s disrupts that process. Our understanding of what happens in the brain is based largely on autopsies, which show only the late stages of the disease and don’t explain many of its lingering mysteries.
Alzheimer’s disease could be caused by a gum infection, according to a new study. The study, published this week in the peer-reviewed journal Science Advances, suggests the bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis that destroys gum tissue in the mouth is linked to dementia and Alzheimer's. Researchers observed the bacteria in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease. They also conducted tests on mice that showed the gum infection led to an increased production of amyloid beta,
St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was not Irish. He was born Maewyn Succat in Scotland or Wales between 373 and 385 A.D. He later took the Latin name Patricus - Patrick is the English version - when he became a priest. At the age of 16, he was captured by Irish raiders and brought to Ireland and became a slave for a sheep farmer. During this time, he began to have religious visions and become a. Christian. Six years later, he escaped and studied in a monastery in
People with Alzheimer’s may repeat things…a lot Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias cause problems with short-term memory. This can lead to repetitive behaviors, like asking the same question over and over again. Your loved one isn’t doing it on purpose to annoy you, they truly have no memory of asking the first or the twentieth time. While you may answer patiently the first few times, you may not after hearing the same thing over and over, it’s natural to lose your temp
Take a glimpse of "This Week At Alcoeur Gardens" you will see that we celebrated Alcoeur Gardens owner, Denise VanTassell's birthday, the residents enjoyed Movement Therapy from Jeannine Matyi, Music Therapy from Breana from Sound Waves, and Nicky D! We also painted, enjoyed light therapy, a visit from Beau the therapy dog and scripture from Pastor Kevin. Wrapped up the week celebrating Valentine's Day with love, singing and dancing with J&B Entertainment. Tune in next wee
Alzheimer’s/Dementia is a disease that comes about gradually and the signs can be easy to miss or understand. Making the decision to move a loved one into a Memory Care Community, like Alcoeur Gardens, can be a difficult one - both emotionally and practically. Although every situation is different, looking at the following 9 signs will give you valuable information to help make that decision. 1. The Big Red Flags a. Has wandered away from the home and can’t find their way
Some people with Alzheimer’s or dementia experience a combative stage of dementia. This is a normal part of the disease and can happen even if your loved one's personality has been kind and non-violent throughout their lives. It’s caused by the damage that’s happening in their brain. Because they’re not able to clearly communicate their needs, people with dementia may lash out when they’re afraid, frustrated, angry, or in pain or discomfort. These aggressive outbursts can be
Alcoeur Gardens celebrated some of their most valued staff milestones recently. Frantz J. and Sarah A. both celebrated a decade of loyalty and dedication in our Brick Community. In our Toms River community, Luis B. celebrated his achievement of 5 years this month. We value their hard work, compassion and quality care they bring every time they walk thru the door to care for our residents. Alcoeur Gardens staff are all exceptional and strive everyday to provide the best qualit
Scientists have shown that a protein found in the blood can be used to precisely monitor disease progression of Alzheimer's long before first clinical signs appear. This blood marker offers new possibilities for testing therapies. Years before symptoms of Alzheimer's disease manifest, the brain starts changing and neurons are slowly degraded. Scientists at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research (HIH) and the U
The below symptoms of the various types of dementia are often different in the early stages but become more similar in the later stages. This is because more of the brain is damaged as the different diseases progress. In the later stages of dementia, the person will need more and more support to carry out everyday tasks. However, many people with dementia live well for years after their diagnosis. Alzheimer’s disease – This is the most common cause of dementia. In Alzheimer’s
What are the most common symptoms for dementia? The various types of dementia tend to affect people differently, especially in the early stages. Other factors that will affect how well someone can live with dementia include largely on how other people respond to them and the environment around them. A person with dementia will have cognitive symptoms (to do with thinking or memory). They will often have problems with some of the following: day-to-day memory – for example, dif
PROGRESS: ApoE4 is the best known "Alzheimer's Gene". Gladstone Institute scientists successfully changed the gene's structure. This eliminated certain signs of Alzheimer's, restored normal cell function, and improved survival. Learn all about this giant step forward. Using human brain cells, scientists at the Gladstone Institutes discovered the cause of -- and a potential solution for -- the primary genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, a gene called apoE4.