Team Angels for Alzheimer's had a great time this past Saturday at the Alzheimer's New Jersey Walk to Fight Alzheimer's Southern Regional Walk in Point Pleasant Beach. We are so proud to be supporting such an amazing cause that is very near and dear to our hearts. We walked for all of our precious residents past and present as well as our family and loved ones. You still have time to donate!! Please click the link below to our Angels for Alzheimer's team page and make your do
New insights into a specific gene variant may help to explain why some Alzheimer's drugs work in certain people but may fail in others. The findings call for a more personalized approach to drug testing. An individual's genotype may explain why some Alzheimer's drugs work and others fail, new research shows. Earlier this year, a study led by Dr. Kinga Szigeti, Ph.D., who is the director of the Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center at the University of Buffalo, NY, f
Here at Alcoeur Gardens, we pride ourselves in truly treating our residents like family. We are always learning more and more about who they are everyday. We recently had a lovely conversation with one of our residents Annette who gave us a little look into who she is and shared her incredible cheesecake recipe! Keep reading to see a message from Annette and to get her recipe so you can try it for yourself! "Hi, my name is Annette and I grew up in Toms River. I belong to St.
We have had so many fun things going on at Alcoeur! Our residents have been trying out new art activities and loving it!!! They have created so much amazing art work that we have proudly displayed throughout our homes to decorate for the fall season. We have also had some amazing musical performances and even Reiki therapy! We also had the pleasure of celebrating our lovely Mae's 101st birthday! Mae looked absolutely beautiful and had such a great time at her party! Take a lo
Which words are easier and harder for people with dementia? When finding the right word or comprehending a complex phrase becomes difficult, helpful research gives clarity on which word types work best. Scientists say they have a better understanding of why people with Alzheimer's struggle to recognize and understand words - and their research has the potential to be developed into a test which could help clinicians make an early diagnosis. Word Compla
Researchers and caregivers have noted that excessive daytime napping can develop long before the memory problems associated with Alzheimer’s disease begin to unfold. Prior studies have considered this excessive daytime napping to be compensation for poor nighttime sleep caused by Alzheimer’s-related disruptions in sleep-promoting brain regions, while others have argued that the sleep problems themselves contribute to the progression of the disease. But now UC San Francisco sc
How can music help people who have Alzheimer's disease? Research suggests that listening to or singing songs can provide emotional and behavioral benefits for people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. Musical memories are often preserved in Alzheimer's disease because key brain areas linked to musical memory are relatively undamaged by the disease. For example, music can: Relieve stress Reduce anxiety and depression Reduce agitation Music can also benefit c
September is World Alzheimer's Month! This campaign is every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. September 2019 marks the 8th World Alzheimer's Month. The campaign was launched in 2012 and World Alzheimer's Day is on the 21st of September each year. Here at Alcoeur Gardens, our daily goal is to provide the best quality care for those who are afflicted with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. We understand the difference
Alcoeur Gardens is proud to be a part of the Alzheimer’s New Jersey Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s. Join our team – Angels for Alzheimer’s and help us support New Jersey families that are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease! Together we can raise more money, WALK FOR OUR RESIDENTS and FAMILY MEMBERS and have some fun! Once you've registered, please share in this adventure by joining the team and by helping to raise money for a worthy cause! Share on Facebook, Instagram, etc. with your
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
A person who has dementia may exhibit challenging behaviors for many reasons. Being sensitive to the emotion behind the behavior can help to manage stress and frustration. Seek a doctor’s advice to determine if there is a medical cause or if medications are causing adverse side effects. Limit outside noise, clutter or the number of persons in a room. Keep to the same routines. Reduce caffeine intake. Do not move objects and furniture. Dot the environment with familiar objects
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.
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Like most American's, most don't realize that Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia and that it's a progressive, degenerative disease that causes changes in the brain tissue resulting in impaired memory, thinking and behavior. A staggering 4 million Americans have this disease, that is 1 in 10 people over the age of 65. Unfortunately, to date there is no known rhyme or reason on how we get it and no cure in sight. On September 22, 2018, we are walking to fight agai