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.

Brainpaths for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Brainpaths® is a unique concept based on the fact that each of our fingertips contain more than 3000 nerve receptors that connect directly to our brains. As the grooves in the discs are traced repeatedly with the fingers, those receptors send messages to the somatosensory cortex in the parietal lobe of the brain.

Declining Dementia Rates

Amidst all of these dire forecasts, a recent study published in Nature Communications (April, 2016) reports declining dementia rates in England. These trends are being seen in other countries as well. And the researchers cannot attribute this downward trend to medical advances.

How Alzheimer's Affects Perception - this optical illusion illustrates how the brain determines what we see

How Alzheimer’s Affects Perception

Our sense organs are an extension of our brain.  It is through these specialized organs that we get information about our surroundings and about ourselves.  But Alzheimer’s affects perception in a way that makes understanding the world difficult.

Maple syrup alzheimer's | Picture of maple syrup and maple sugar candy.

Can Maple Syrup Cure Alzheimer’s?

Researchers are hopeful that the bioactive compounds available in maple syrup may prevent proteins in the brain from becoming entangled in a process called fibrillation. It is this fibrillation that creates amyloid plaques.

We May Be Able to Find Memories Lost to Alzheimer’s

A study at MIT found that mice with Alzheimer’s remembered better after being active in a stimulating environment.

Snoezelen - Enriched Sensory Environment for Alzheimer's

Multisensory Stimulation for Alzheimer’s

Soothing sensory stimulation is known to help people who have dementia. Benefits include increased socialization and communication as well as a reduction in depression and anxiety and many other behavioral and psychological symptoms.

Can Coconut Oil Cure Alzheimer's Disease?

Can Coconut Oil Cure Alzheimer’s Disease?

The question, “Can Coconut Oil Cure Alzheimer’s Disease?” first occurred to Dr. Newport when her husband, Steve, showed marked improvement after she began to include coconut oil in his diet. Just 4 1/2 hours after she first stirred coconut oil into his morning oatmeal he showed a marked improvement in memory functioning on a cognitive test!

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