Archive for May, 2016

A New Theory of Alzheimer’s Disease

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Salmonella bacteria, represented by the red spots, entrapped in a cage of proteins called beta amyloid, represented in green. Credit Robert Moir and Rudolph Tanzi/Massachussets General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

The hypothesis is at odds with the prevailing Read More…

Ideas for Activities

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One difficult challenge friends and families of those with dementia face is having meaningful visits. As the underlying disease progresses, patients lose the ability to carry on a general conversation. So how can you have a meaningful time together once words are elusive?

Judith Levy, an occupational therapist, has considered this Read More…

Geri Taylor: An Alzheimer Portrait of Courage

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Most people resist telling people that they have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. These newly diagnosed fear, with reason, that news of their illness will repel friends, and maybe family. There is tremendous stigma attached to Alzheimer’s. Information found on the Internet often focus on violent outbursts, hallucinations, personality changes Read More…

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