Hope on the Horizon - A group of people on a beach walking toward the sunset signifying a ray of hope in the quest for the cure for Alzheimer's

Hope On The Horizon — 6/20/2018

Some of the latest developments in dementia research, care practices, and treatment.

Hope On The Horizon

Some of the latest developments in dementia research, care practices, and treatment.

Protect Against Alzheimer's - We Can Do It

Cure Alzheimer’s Disease

In January of 2011 , President Obama signed the National Alzheimer’s Project Act into law. The act calls for a coordinated national effort to attack the disease and improve care. The President has increased funding for Alzheimer’s research every year since.  Much of the rest of the world has adopted similar programs and increased their own budgets to combat this coming epidemic.

Seniors Targeted by Con Artists and Swindlers

Millions of people fall victim to scams each year, including an increasing amount of seniors who are especially targeted. Scammers are becoming more savvy and refined with their fraudulent measures, so it is more important than ever to identity the scams before becoming a victim.

Researchers in the U.K. have found declining dementia rates over two decades

Conditions That Mimic Alzheimer’s (Why Early Diagnosis is Important)

There are many reasons to get an early and accurate diagnosis if you suspect dementia. Included: treatment is sometimes more effective when started early, early diagnosis gives one time to get affairs in order, and diagnosis might be more accurate if done early. Most importantly, there are many diseases and conditions that mimic Alzheimer’s disease as well as the symptoms associated with most other causes of dementia. Many of these are treatable and even curable!

Music and the Brain

Imaging technologies like the fMRI, the EEG, SPECT scan, and the CT PET scan allow us to watch electrical activity and blood flow in the brain as it responds to different stimuli and situations. One thing we are learning is there is a special connection between music and the brain.

Lifestyle choices reduce plaques and tangles

UCLA Study Finds Certain Lifestyle Choices Reduce Plaques and Tangles in the Brain

A recent study found that certain lifestyle factors reduce the amount of amyloid plaque and fibrillary tangles in the brain. These plaques and tangles are always present in the Alzheimer’s affected brain. Diet & exercise.

Brain Plasticity and Alzheimer’s Disease – a Key to Treatment

Until very recently neurologists told us that the brain structure doesn’t change significantly following a “critical period” of development early in life; that actual brain growth and development ends after that critical period in our youth. Or so brain scientists thought…

Some new discoveries change the way we think about the mature brain.

Clothing that is easy to put on and take off can extend a person's independence.

Adaptive Clothing for Alzheimer’s Dementia

Several clothing manufacturers, including Tommy Hilfiger, are developing clothing designed to make it easier for people with a variety of disabilities to dress themselves, and help care providers to more easily and more effectively do their job.

Leaky blood brain barrier may be responsible for Alzheimer's disease.

Leaky blood brain barrier may be responsible for Alzheimer’s disease

 According to their report a team of investigators in the Netherlands saw a significantly higher rate of leakage in the BBB in people who had early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease than normal. These findings could give us a powerful tool in our search for a cure.