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Walking You Through Alzheimer’s Stages

Walking You Through Alzheimer’s Stages

People who have Alzheimer’s disease typically go through distinct phases in which symptoms gradually worsen. However, not everyone will go through all of the Alzheimer’s stages, nor progress through them at the same rate. For example, recent research has provided some evidence that in Alzheimer’s disease, the signs of dementia

Your Alzheimer’s Risk: The Impact of Personality

A recent study adds to evidence that people with specific personality characteristics may be more vulnerable to developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD). But interventions designed to change these traits may help lower AD risk.

“Much earlier research on risk factors for AD concentrated on issues such as physical health, educational background, and genetics,”

Grape Expectations

The folklore. The storied history of grapes runs deeper than the roots of the twisted vines themselves. Called the “fruit of the vine” in the bible, grapes are believed by some to be the fruit eaten by Eve in the Garden of Eden. Grapes also appear in hieroglyphics in Egyptian

Ask the Doctor: Alzheimer’s Caregiving; Insomnia; Statin’s Effect on Memory

Ask the Doctor: Resources for AD Caregivers
Q. I enjoyed the article on Alzheimer’s caregiving in the November issue. Do you have any suggestions for agencies that provide resources for caregivers?

A. A number of agencies provide resources for Alzheimer’s caretakers. These include:

Eldercare Locator, a service of the Administration on Aging that

MIND Diet May Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

When it comes to eating right for heart and brain health, you might think of the popular DASH or Mediterranean diets. The Mediterranean-style diet concentrates on vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, whole grains, fish, olive oil, and wine in moderation. The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is similar, but

Dementia Patients Reduce Need for Assistance with Exercise

Getting regular, functional exercise that is similar to everyday activities is beneficial for people who have dementia, according to research published online Jan. 19, 2016 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Non-Alzheimer’s dementia patients living in a residential care facility who exercised for 45 minutes two or three times

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