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
What Causes Sundowning? Frustration or Chemistry? In "SUNDOWNING SYNDROME," people with dementia show high levels of anxiety, agitation, overactivity and delirium. It typically occurs in late afternoon and evening, before their normal time to go to bed. Learn how brain biology explains “sundowning.”
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Valuable research provides the best evidence to date that the late-day anxiety and agitation sometimes seen in older institutionalized adults, especially thos
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.
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
Being a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer's or any form of dementia can be overwhelming at times. It can be emotionally, physically and mentally taxing. It can cause immense amounts of stress and exhaustion, and it is important for the caregiver to learn essential coping mechanisms to effectively combat caregiver stress and burnout. While there are support groups and seminars to attend to help with learning effective techniques and to meet others who can support you alon
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
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