Yes. Alzheimer’s is a growing public health crisis affecting those living with the disease and their families.
Aducanumab is an investigative drug therapy for treating Alzheimer’s disease from Biogen, an American biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
If she just started staying with you, then she might be looking for something familiar, something that will offer her some security and sense of comfort.
Your family home is the keeper of cherished memories, of good and bad times throughout your life and the lives of your siblings. A lot of mixed emotions are felt in finally letting it go and saying goodbye to something that has been such a sentime…
This is a time in your married life when your husband especially needs your help and understanding. He needs a shoulder to lean on and a sympathetic ear to listen.
Lab-based experiments on various types of antioxidants have been promising. However, studies involving people have provided limited support for claims that antioxidants may protect against Alzheimer’s disease.
Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, dementia with Lewy bodies and other forms of dementia sometimes develop repetitive behaviors such as hair pulling.
Anticholinergics are a type of medication that blocks the action of a neurotransmitter, a chemical messenger in the brain known as acetylcholine.
Administering medications to someone with Alzheimer’s disease is often a painstaking and challenging process.
The website Dailywireless.org has a team that thoroughly researches products and services for the home and the consumer.
The second annual LYFE Line Teen Summit has been scheduled for July 22-24 at BREC's Milton J. Womack Recreational Center, 6201 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge.
A new smartphone app developed by scientists at Pennington Biomedical Research Center holds promise in helping to make it easier to stick to a weight-management plan by using photos of food to immediately give a calorie count.
Five Wishes is an advance directive that was originally introduced in 1996 for Florida only. Created by Jim Towey and the nonprofit he founded, Aging with Dignity, it combines a living will and health care power of attorney, while addressing matte…
Created, developed and founded in 2003 by Gary Glazner, the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project uses interactive poetry readings to enhance quality of life for those with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.
Some doctors are starting to see major psychological effects of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown as patients cope with months of isolation, job loss and life changes.
Benson’s Syndrome, or posterior cortical atrophy, is a rare, progressive degenerative condition and is a form of dementia not considered a type of Alzheimer’s disease.
The summer solstice marks the first day of summer and arrives on June 20. In the northern hemisphere, the summer solstice marks the longest day of the year.
Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area is offering fives days of online conferences for those taking care of people with Alzheimer's or other memory-related impairments.
In a natural disaster, whether it's hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, floods or others, people with Alzheimer's disease or dementia can be especially vulnerable. Their limited mental capacity may severely limit their ability to cope.
Understandably, parents have been reluctant to bring their babies to the doctor for vaccinations and wellness visits during the lockdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Infection prevention strategies to prevent the spread of coronavirus pandemic are especially challenging in long-term care environments as residents may have a difficult time in following recommended infection prevention practices, such as social …
The National Institutes of Health has awarded an $11 million grant to Pennington Biomedical Research Center scientists to establish a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence, according to a news release.
The coronavirus has taken something from every individual and the social isolation and loneliness compounds situations as well as making caregiving much more complex.
Baby boomers have driven the current growth of the population 65 and older to an unprecedented time in U.S. history. This generation has brought both challenges and opportunities to the economy, infrastructure and institutions.
On April 7, Karin Shetler awoke in the middle of the night to a toe that was throbbing violently. She threw back the covers to reveal her purple-colored middle toe.
Those with diabetes can get healthy lifestyle information in Wednesday sessions on Facebook Live hosted by registered dietitians from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.
Most people know the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to avoid the spread of the coronavirus in public, but what about within our homes?
Extra challenges in maintaining good nutrition may be encountered during this world health crisis. Though nutritional recommendations should remain basically unchanged, someone with Alzheimer's or dementia might be experiencing some anxiety which …
Wandering is very common in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and can occur at any stage of the disease journey. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, six in 10 individuals with Alzheimer’s will wander.
You can be part of a new study that will examine how coronavirus is affecting health behaviors in people worldwide.
Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory impairments tend to mirror the emotions of those around them, which is known as emotional contagion.
As Alzheimer's causes more brain cells to die, it takes away the individual’s judgment and ability to reason that the image in front of them is his or her own reflection.
Fred Rogers, of that oh-so-famous "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood," recalled that when he was a child and was alarmed by disasters on the news, his mother told him: "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping."
There are many innovations and assistive technologies available now that can ease caregiver responsibilities and promote greater independence and a quality of life for the person affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
It’s natural that your first response with your loved one having Alzheimer’s disease would be to try to fix him and/or the disease. But Alzheimer’s is an illness that cannot be fixed, and we feel helpless and uncomfortable that it is uncontrollabl…
Just because an individual has Alzheimer's or dementia does not mean his or her spirituality is lost. On the contrary, the spirituality of the person is still carried beyond levels of communication that others may not observe or understand. There …
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome addressed the public Tuesday morning to discuss how Louisiana health officials are preparing for the state's first potential case of the coronavirus.
A review in the Journal of Clinical Nursing on the effects of sensory stimulation concluded that most kinds of sensory stimulation reduced agitation, anxiety, aggression, depression and improved the quality of life for those with Alzheimer's.
Though it might be challenging to travel with someone with Alzheimer’s disease, it doesn’t mean that it is impossible. However, travel might not be feasible or safe for someone in the later stages of the disease. Use your best judgement in making …
The five “A’s” of Alzheimer’s disease refer to the five common cognitive disabilities in all types of dementia — amnesia, aphasia, apraxia, agnosia and anomia.
Women 18 and older can get free health screenings and fitness demonstrations and take part in a variety of fun and informative educational sessions on health topics during the 20th annual Irene W. Pennington Wellness Day for Women.
Many people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or dementia also show signs of cardiovascular disease, and postmortem studies reveal that the brains of many Alzheimer's patients show signs of vascular disease, which some scientists speculate could …
A new seminar for seniors, "Ready For 70?," will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Casual Worship Center of Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 10230 Mollylea Drive, Baton Rouge.
A free "Fitness Stroll," sponsored by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Bodystyle Personal Fitness, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in the North Boulevard Town Square in downtown Baton Rouge.
The Southern University Ag Center has set the dates for its "Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better" program in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Brain tumors and subdural hematomas are two brain conditions with symptoms very similar to dementia in that they can cause memory impairment, difficulty in communication, poor concentration, personality changes, problems performing routine tasks, …
Capital Area Human Services is sponsoring a three-part program, "Parenting Wisely," for parents seeking help with effective ways to improve and strengthen relationships with children, preteens and teens.
Circadian rhythms impact many bodily functions, including sleep-wake cycles, hormone release and body temperature. Additionally, circadian rhythms have also been associated with sleep disorders, obesity, diabetes, depression, bipolar disorder and …