Friday, March 07, 2014

Unable to maintain balance when walking


When it comes to the elderly one of the most popular keyword searches on Google and Bing have to do with the issue of balance and walking.

Ask

The following keyword search

Unable to maintain balance when walking

leads to this article in the Alzheimer's Reading Room

Problems with Balance, Walking, Falling Can Be an Early Sign of Dementia


Balance and walking problems often present before the diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's or dementia.

Bob De Marco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

To learn more about Alzheimer's and Dementia visit the Alzheimer's Reading Room Knowlege Base

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Dancing hands taps alzheimer's disease


“Dancing Hands” is a program that uses hand tapping and music to engage dementia patients.

I think providing music in a group setting, combined with the creative outlet of producing “taps”, illustrates that persons suffering from Alzheimer's enjoy engaging in creative activities.

I spent some time studying the reactions and the faces of the Alzheimer’s patients as they engaged in this activity.

Watch the video and read more

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Memory Test for Alzheimer's Online






Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Coconut Oil in Alzheimers Treatment


It is almost like a cult, people extolling coconut oil as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease.

Coconut Oil in Alzheimers Treatment

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Best Nuts to Lower Triglycerides


A simple change of eating nuts regularly can make a big difference in people’s health.

By +Bob DeMarco
+Alzheimer's Reading Room



Monday, December 02, 2013

Alzheimer's and Sugar


If you are what you eat, then what does it mean that the average American consumes 130 pounds of sugar a year?

Alzheimer's and Sugar


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Huperzine


This page contains a fact sheet about the herb. Huperzine A may have cognition-enhancing activity in some Alzheimer's patients.


http://www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/2007/01/huperzine-factsheet-alzheimers.html



Monday, November 25, 2013

Ask - cognitive impairment test


A team of researchers developed a rapid screening test designed to detect this early form of cognitive impairment. Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is often a precursor of Alzheimer's disease.

cognitive impairment test

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Does stress cause alzheimer's?


The Alzheimer's caregiver can become the patient. I don't think this is well known by families of caregivers.

Does stress cause alzheimer's?

Monday, November 18, 2013

How well does donepezil work?


Aricept is not a cure for Alzheimer's disease, and it does not stop Alzheimer's. 

When it works well, it is designed to slow the progression of Alzheimer's and improve behavior.

How well does donepezil work?