Archives for April 2013

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Information and Support Resources in the U.S.

(HBO) The following list of caregiver resources is provided by the HBO Alzheimer’s Project.   Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center National Institute on Aging P.O. Box 8250, Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250 1-800-438-4380 (toll-free) This service of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) offers information and publications on diagnosis, treatment, patient care, caregiver […]

Obesity in the Elderly is Related to Late Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2013 April 1. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2012 April; 26(2): 101–105.  doi:  10.1097/WAD.0b013e318222f0d4 Central obesity in the elderly is related to late onset Alzheimer’s disease JA Luchsinger, MD, MPH, D Cheng, MPH, MX Tang, PhD, N Schupf, PhD, and R Mayeux, MD Abstract The evidence relating […]

How to Assemble a Caregiving Team

(Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation) Whether it’s driving mom to the doctor, doing dad’s laundry, or providing 24/7 care to an aging relative, many Americans these days are familiar with the rigors of caring for a loved one. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, 78 percent of adults in the U.S. who receive long-term […]

8 Ways to Help Your Aging Parents

(Psych Central) As they age, our parents might need more help. But you might not know exactly how to lend a hand or even where to start. Plus, what do you do if your parents balk at your attempts to assist them? While every situation is unique, Christina Steinorth, MFT, a psychotherapist and author of Cue […]

Efficacy of Naproxen, Celecoxib for the Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimers Dement. 2013 Nov;9(6):714-23. doi: 10.1016/j.jalz.2012.11.012. Epub 2013 Apr 3. Results of a follow-up study to the randomized Alzheimer’s Disease Anti-inflammatory Prevention Trial (ADAPT). Alzheimer’s Disease Anti-inflammatory Prevention Trial Research Group. Collaborators (88) Abstract Objectives The Alzheimer’s Disease Anti-inflammatory Prevention Trial Follow-up Study (ADAPT-FS) was designed to evaluate the efficacy of naproxen and celecoxib for the […]

Late-Life Depression, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Dementia

JAMA Neurol. 2013 Mar 1;70(3):374-82. Late-life depression, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia. Richard E, Reitz C, Honig LH, Schupf N, Tang MX, Manly JJ, Mayeux R, Devanand D, Luchsinger JA. Department of Neurology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Abstract Objective To evaluate the association of late-life depression with mild cognitive impairment […]

Art and Music Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease

(WebMD) There is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease. There are, however, many ways to treat symptoms and problems associated with the disease. Some Alzheimer’s treatments involve medications. Others are non-medical Alzheimer’s therapies like art, music, and more. The goal of an Alzheimer’s therapy is to help the person maintain a better quality of life. Alzheimer’s […]

Health Information on the Web: Finding Reliable Information

(American Academy of Family Physicians) It’s an old warning that is especially true for health-related information you find on the World Wide Web: “Don’t believe everything you read.” The Web can be a great resource when you want to learn about a specific disease or health condition. You can also find tips on staying healthy. […]