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How Recovering Long Term Memories May Be Possible/in Blog/by PortervilleADS
A study from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has produced evidence that contradicts the common belief that memories are stored at the synapses of brain cells. Their findings suggest that recovering long term memories from Alzheimer’s disease or an event such as a concussion may be possible. Learn more about this study and what […]
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Bay Area Volunteer Shares Experience and Caregiving Insights/in Blog/by PortervilleADS
Alzheimer’s Could Be Prevented by Maple Syrup, Researchers Say/in Blog/by PortervilleADS
A recent study has found that Alzheimer’s could be prevented by a compound in maple syrup, finding that the product stopped the folding of two toxic proteins associated with the disease. Other researchers are cautioning against using maple syrup to boost brain health, due to is extremely high sugar content Learn more about the study and […]
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Caring for Aging Parents: You’re Not Alone/in Caregiver/by PortervilleADS
Transitioning an aging parent can be difficult, but know that you are not alone. The number of available options such as in-home caregiving and senior care facilities continue to expand as our nation becomes increasingly aware of the rising number … Read More
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Without a Cure, Alzheimer’s Could Bankrupt Medicare/in Alzheimers, Blog, Caregiver, Parent Category/by PortervilleADS
While Alzheimer’s research has come so far in a few short years, there is still a long way to go. With studies focused on finding potential disease prevention methods and discovering new links to Alzheimer’s, researchers are hopeful that a treatment is on the horizon. Yet, the disease remains to be a leading cause of death with […]
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How to Survive Caring for Aging Parents/in Alzheimers, Blog/by PortervilleADS
Being a caregiver is a change that can be difficult for both you and your loved one, that can become even more challenging while working with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Jacqueline Marcell, author of “Elder Rage,” offers tips on how to survive caring for aging parents during this time. Caring for Aging Parents with Alzheimer’s For eleven years I […]
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Brain Grown in Lab Used to Advance Alzheimer’s Research/in Alzheimers, Blog/by PortervilleADS
Two scientists have developed a human brain generated from skin cells that may be used to make great advances in neuroscience research. Learn more about the development of the brain and what it means for the future of Alzheimer’s disease. Creating a Brain to Advance Alzheimer’s Research A miniature brain the size of a pencil eraser […]
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Video Games for Brain Health/in Alzheimers, Blog/by PortervilleADS
While the effectiveness of brain fitness games is heavily debated among researchers, one neuroscientist may have invented a video game with real staying power and results. His game, on its journey through FDA approval, uses multitasking to improve overall brain function and he hopes that, pending FDA approval, the game could be used to help people […]
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Reasons to Smile with Dementia/in Alzheimers, Blog/by PortervilleADS
Fine artist Kathryn Harrison completed a series of artworks related to caregiving and dementia, in response to her personal experience with her mother’s disease. Learn more from Kathryn about her experience with the disease and her reasons to smile with dementia. Reasons to Smile with Dementia My mom was diagnosed with early-onset dementia shortly after my second […]
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