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
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As you get older, it’s natural to be concerned about the possibility that you or a loved one will begin showing signs of dementia. In fact, among adults who are age 65 or older, one in nine will develop Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to the Alzheimer’s Association. How can you
Q: My sister has recently been going through some difficult times, including a divorce and retirement from a job she loved. She is getting counseling through her church, but would traditional therapy be better for her?
A: Faith-based counseling, often referred to as pastoral counseling, is a widely used option that
The science of whether some dietary choices are really “brain food” continues to unfold. Given the long time frames of conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, it’s challenging to prove any cause-and-effect relationship between specific foods and brain health. Most such associations are drawn from observational studies, in
If you were to look only at the record of pharmaceutical interventions against Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, the picture would be bleak. “’The history of the results of clinical trials has been a history of disappointment,” says Keith Fargo, PhD, director of scientific programs and outreach for
Dementia is not a specific disease, but rather a term used to describe a decline in cognitive ability severe enough to prevent someone from performing everyday activities. The cognitive skills affected can include all thinking skills, from the ability to make judgments to organizing speech, although memory loss is by
You’ve likely experienced it before. You are describing an event to a friend and can’t come up with a word to describe something even though it is on the tip of your tongue. Or you absentmindedly place your phone somewhere and then can’t recall where it is. These occasional memory
An estimated 50 million people around the world have dementia, with millions of new cases diagnosed every year. But for a condition that affects so many people, it is one that remains largely misunderstood. Sorting through dementia facts and myths can be confusing, but it’s a worthwhile effort if you
As you get older you may not remember the details of an event or other piece of information, but you remember the gist of it. Think of Maurice Chevalier singing “I Remember It Well” in the movie Gigi. He remembers the long-ago romantic getaway, but not all the particulars like
Forgetting someone’s name, where you parked your car, or why you entered a room are experiences many people have as they get older. These lapses are often momentary and nothing to be alarmed about as they are usually a normal part of aging.
“As we age, there are three levels of