Caregiver burnout is real! Physical and emotional support are what most home caregivers need.

Physical help to care for senior loved ones includes help with daily tasks, decision-making, preparingmeals, running errands and performing chores. In addition, caregivers need emotional support to dealwith the stress of caring for a loved one who has been diagnosed with dementia. Family caregivers of people with dementia, often called the invisible second patients, are … Read more

New Study Indicates the Connection Between Alzheimer’s and the Right Amount of Sleep (Not Just a Lot of Sleep)

Numerous studies have indicated a connection between lack of sleep and cognitive impairment. However, a new study by Washington University’s Sleep Medicine Center gives a bit more nuance, suggesting that it is not as much about getting more sleep as it is about getting the right amount of sleep. The Study’s Data The study observed … Read more

How Alzheimer’s Villages Are Helping Mitigate the Effects of Dementia

Dembitzer - Charting New Roads - Dementia Village

In a fascinating medical/social initiative, the Village Landais Alzheimer (Landes Alzheimer’s Village) in France took in 105 individuals with early to late-stage Alzheimer’s to study whether having them grouped together in a micro-village setting could help ease symptoms of the disease. The project, which is ongoing from 2020 until 2025, aims to provide better care … Read more

New Studies Show Cleaner Air Could Lower Susceptibility to Dementia

Northern Charitable Foundation - Dementia and air pollution

New research was presented at the 2021 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) showing that cleaner air could reduce an individual’s risk of developing dementia. This follows research indicating that there could be a link between air pollution and the risk of developing dementia, specifically Alzheimer’s disease. One study was funded by the National Institutes of … Read more

Recent Research Sparks Change in PSA Screening Recommendations

BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes

According to recent research by a team of scientists based in the United Kingdom, men with the BRCA gene mutation face an increased risk of prostate cancer. For this reason, researchers are advocating prostate cancer screening for men with this particular gene defect, despite criticism of this type of cancer screening, particularly with the Prostate … Read more

Eye Exams Could Soon Detect Alzheimer’s Disease

Male optometrist examining senior mans eyes through slit lamp in clinic

Predicting Alzheimer’s Cheaply and Simply According to researchers at the University of California’s San Diego School Of Medicine and at the Washington University School of Medicine, cognitive tests may soon offer a low-cost, minimally invasive, and simple method of screening people for the genetic risk of Alzheimer’s disease. According to both recently published studies, the … Read more