The flu is a highly contagious respiratory illness that is caused by influenza types A and B viruses. Flu activity often begins in October and can last until as late as May. It is important to take preventive steps to minimize your exposure, build up your immunity and reduce your risk of infection. See the […]
Memory And Cognition
The Stages Of Alzheimer’s: What To Expect
Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative, progressive brain condition characterized by declines in cognitive functioning such as memory, critical thinking skills, and the ability to perform tasks. Because memory loss is a normal effect of aging, it’s often easy to mistake early signs of Alzheimer’s for forgetfulness. There are seven stages of Alzheimer’s disease distinguished between […]
What’s New in Alzheimer’s Research?
When will there be an Alzheimer’s cure? It’s a question humans have been asking for the last century. And, it’s something we’ll continue to explore as more humans develop the disease in older age. If you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s, you’ve likely asked this question many times before. We’re still a ways away from […]
Top Alzheimer’s Books Caregivers Should Add to Their Reading List
Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s. And 16.1 million Americans work as unpaid caregivers for a family member or someone who suffers from Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is a tough disease to manage and an even tougher disease to understand. Luckily, there are all sorts of great resources out there to help ease the […]
What’s the Link Between Alzheimer’s and Migraines?
Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common and devastating neurodegenerative disorders. In the United States, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease approximately every 66 seconds. After decades of research, scientists have identified many of the early signs and learned about how it affects the brain. Unfortunately, the actual cause of the disease remains unknown. Recently, scientists […]
What are the Different Types of Dementia?
Worldwide, there are more than 47 million people living with dementia. Primarily associated with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia can be caused by a number of disorders and conditions. In some cases, treating the underlying issue is enough to clear dementia. But in other cases, dementia is untreatable. Knowing the different types of dementia means getting the […]