Stages of Caregiving: The Middle-Stage of Alzheimer’s

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s is often difficult and unpredictable. As days, weeks and months go by, you may start to notice your loved one getting worse and having a hard time doing tasks for themselves. As a caregiver, here are some facts and tips for taking care of someone transitioning from the early stage…

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Owen Wilson Exposed to Alzheimer’s – How do families deal with it?

How does your family deal with Alzheimer’s? Earlier this summer we featured information on Lewy Body Dementia, a disease that one of our favorite comedians was living with, Robin Williams. Now it seems that another beloved funny guy is opening up the impact Alzheimer’s has had on his family. Actor Owen Wilson recently spoke to…

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APOE 4 and other Alzheimer’s disease Genetic Risk Factors

“So in a sense Alzheimer’s disease is almost entirely genetic but people do not want to deal with that.” This week we take an intense look at genetics and risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease. Most people dont want to know if they are genetically predisposed and for good reason, it can be scary. With our…

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Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

…we still have to say that Alzheimer’s disease is a diagnosis of exclusion Today we will continue our discussion from WCPN Radio Talk Show “The Sound of Ideas” with Mike McIntyre. We learn important facts from Dr. Ashford as he teaches us more about Alzheimer’s and the brain. I encourage you to share this post…

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Alzheimer’s Disease : Biggest Issue is the APOE genotype.

The biggest issue, and many of us agree on this, is the APOE genotype. Alzheimer’s disease really needs to be broken down according to genotype. The information from genotype, combined with age, provides more information about stage of the disease that the brain scans or the CSF beta-amyloid measures. CSF-tau levels tell more about the…

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