5 Tips for Alzheimer’s-Related Sundowner’s Syndrome

The long summer days have extra significance for people with Alzheimer’s — and for their caregivers. While most people wind down as the light fades, people with Alzheimer’s often become more active — and more anxious. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, this behavior, known as Sundowner’s Syndrome, affects approximately 20% of people with Alzheimer’s. Sundowner’s…

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Screening for Alzheimer’s — with an Eye Exam?!

The eyes have long been known as windows to the soul; new research shows they may be windows to the brain, particularly the Alzheimer’s brain, as well. Today, testing for Alzheimer’s relies on a clinical exam of mental ability; only postmortem examination can conclusively diagnose the presence of Alzheimer’s Disease. Moreover, clinical exams of mental…

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Alzheimer’s Hydration Tips

Welcome to the first day of summer! For people with Alzheimer’s, hydration is always an issue. Alzheimer’s patients can forget to drink, or may have swallowing problems or other difficulties ingesting enough liquid. Adequate hydration becomes an even more serious matter in the heat of summer. Try these tips to help your loved one with…

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Bill Gates Joins Fight To Find A Cure For Alzheimer’s

Bill Gates has pledged his considerable financial support, $100 million dollars, to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.       Bill Gates: Fighting For A Cure Alzheimer’s is a chronic neurodegenerative disease, which causes a slow decline in memory, thinking, and reasoning skills. At the end, the patient can no longer care for their…

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