Thanksgiving is all about family traditions: green bean casserole on the good china, the grandkids fighting over the wishbone, a huge wedge of Aunt Sue’s pumpkin pie, and everyone nodding off in front of the game. However, if one of your family members has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, you may need to make some…

Did You Know …? Living Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s, with the number of those suffering with the disease reaching an estimated 5.2 million in 2014. Numbers like these make the likelihood that you know someone—even love someone—with this disease very high! Dying Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause…

famous people with alzheimer's

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5 million Americans are living with the disease.  While there is a difference between normal memory loss from aging and Alzheimer’s/Dementia, memory care is available – and research is on-going into the fight of the disease. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed, know that you…

Living with Alzheimer’s Disease can be especially difficult during the Holidays.  Loving your family member brings the desire to help him or her enjoy the upcoming family times. Here are some things you can do to help make it as good as it can be. Pictures Show pictures of people who will be visiting and…

CarMax Founder Forms Foundation to Research Alzheimer’s Disease Richard L. Sharp knows the importance of research into the cure and treatment of Alzheimer’s all too well.  Sharp, a Richmond, Virginia area businessman who led Circuit City and its national growth in the 90’s and is also the founder of CarMax, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease…

Behaviors of Alzheimer’s & Dementia Understanding the different behaviors that may be associated with Alzheimer’s Disease and forms of Dementia, Memory Care will help diagnose and treat those affected. For help with Alzheimer’s and Memory Care in your area, visit http://54.242.222.196/alzheimers-care The following are some behaviors of Alzheimer’s Disease Aggression and Anger Aggressive behaviors may…

Ask The Expert

Ask The Expert: Memory Care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia May Ehresman, Executive Director of Rittenhouse Senior Living of Indianapolis   Q: After much soul searching and careful consideration, I have come to the conclusion that I can no longer care for my husband who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease approximately 2 years ago. I thought making…

alzheimers

Study: Sleep Loss Could Indicate Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease by Stuart Mapes Disrupted sleep could mean a number of things, and recently scientists have found a connection between sleep loss and Alzheimer’s. Preclinical Alzheimer’s patients may not notice any cognitive symptoms at first, and the progression to full-blown Alzheimer’s is often gradual. Sleep loss,…

diabetes

Nearly 21 million people in the United States have diabetes. Six million of them don’t even know it.* Who gets diabetes? Most people with diabetes have Type 2 diabetes. It usually strikes adults. Type 2 is linked to lack of exercise and being overweight. Anyone can get diabetes, but some adults are at higher risk…