The most important thing to do for your loved one is to get educated about the disease.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Sunday, October 07, 2018
About 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter, making it one of the deadliest flu seasons in more than 40 years, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sunday, October 07, 2018
It is often difficult to navigate the various support services and providers and to discern what is best for loved ones with Alzheimer's or dementia.
Sunday, September 30, 2018
The Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans has announced it is expanding its services to Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes, according to a news release. CAGNO offers counseling, support and assistance to patients undergoing cancer treatment …
Preparation is the optimum word and especially important during this active hurricane season. Having an emergency-preparedness kit is something you can create now, which would be the first steps in coordinating a successful disaster plan for you a…
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Paranoia and delusional behaviors oftentimes develop in people with Alzheimer's disease or other causes of dementia. It takes a measure of understanding of these behaviors to know how to effectively respond and how to continually cope with this conduct.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
A leading addiction medicine expert says doctors are still prescribing too many opioids, and that those in the medical community should taper down doses and create “deprescribing clinics.”
Sunday, September 16, 2018
In Medicare data from years 2008-10, in clinical practice with interviews with people who were being treated for Alzheimer’s disease, one study concluded that just 45 percent of physicians told their patients they have Alzheimer’s. Some physicians…
Sunday, September 09, 2018
People with Alzheimer's disease or dementia typically have a normal visual acuity, unless there are problems such as cataract or macular degeneration.
Sunday, September 02, 2018
BAN2401 is an experimental drug, an engineered monoclonal (cell derived or formed from a single clone) antibody for Alzheimer's disease that is the result of a strategic research alliance between Eisai, a Japanese pharmaceutical company, and BioAr…
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Mindfulness, or mindfulness therapy, can means lots of different things. Its roots are in ancient Buddhist traditions, such as Zen and Vipassana meditations.
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Dermatillomania is a disorder characterized by the repetitive picking of one’s own skin. It has been reported by individuals with attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity disorder, depression, Parkinson’s disease, stress and anxiety and Alzheimer…
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Sunday, August 05, 2018
By normal definition, anticipatory grief is the mourning that occurs when a patient or family is expecting death. However, with Alzheimer's disease or dementia, anticipatory grief takes on a new meaning for the caregiver and affected person. Some …
Scientists at LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center are recruiting participants for a study on dementia prevention in older African-Americans.
Sunday, July 29, 2018
We know, we know. Summer seems to just be hitting its groove, and already it's time to think about again hitting the books.
According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, elders with dementia are thought to be at a greater risk of abuse and neglect than those of the general elderly population. Elder abuse, the center notes, is one of the most overlooked public health…
Sunday, July 22, 2018
"Capgras is a misidentification syndrome characterized by the transient, recurrent or permanent belief that someone known to a patient has been replaced by an impostor with a strong physical resemblance,” explains Erin Shvetzoff Hennessey, vice pr…
Sunday, July 15, 2018
The root cause of behavioral outbursts in someone with Alzheimer’s disease is mostly due to the decline in the person’s language and communication skills. Outbursts also can be caused by an unmet need or needs. The affected person can no longer co…
LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center is looking for men to help evaluate the amino acid arginine and its effects on the process our bodies go through to convert food into energy.
Sunday, July 08, 2018
Traveling with someone with dementia can be somewhat challenging, but planning well in advance can ease the struggles.
Sunday, July 01, 2018
At this point, most people in South Louisiana have fully embraced the summer fun. Trips to the swimming pool and backyard barbecues have already become commonplace, but a trip to the beach may be right around the corner.
Alzheimer’s disease causes a continual decline in vision and perception along with the loss of cognitive functioning. Your dad will struggle to make sense of the world around him, which can be distressing and lonely for him.
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Difficulty with decision making and abstract thinking, along with lapses in memory and personality, are possible early signs of Alzheimer's disease. Additionally, erratic and poor choices by someone with these symptoms are particularly worrisome s…
Sunday, June 03, 2018
After death, molecular and cellular changes can be observed in the brain of someone with Alzheimer's disease. Researchers are trying to determine which changes cause the disease and which changes are a result of the disease.
Sunday, May 27, 2018
In the United States, between 400,000 and 500,000 people are hospitalized every year with a head injury. Many more people are injured, but do not seek treatment.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
It's only May and the mercury has already soared into the 90s. All indications are it's going to be a hotter-than-hot summer. And you know those pesky bugs and mosquitoes are going to be buzzing.
A pilot study conducted at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center shows that eating all your meals by midafternoon and fasting the rest of the day improves blood sugar control, blood pressure and oxidative stress, even when people don’t chang…
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients important in lowering blood pressure, reducing triglycerides, slowing the development of plaque in the arteries, reducing the chance of abnormal heart rhythm and the likelihood of heart attack and stroke.
Sunday, May 06, 2018
Numerous studies suggest being overweight during middle age increases the risk of developing Alzheimer's. A new study by the National Institutes of Health found that people who are obese at age 50 may develop, or have a higher risk for, younger-on…