Is Alzheimer’s Inherited? Understand the Details

Is Alzheimer's inherited

An enduring, vexing question that occurs to everyone who has a friend or family member afflicted with Alzheimer’s is ‘Is Alzheimer’s Inherited?’. Alzheimer’s disease, which got its name in 1906 from a German doctor, Alois Alzheimer, who identified it, is a fearful infirmity that afflicts persons primarily over 65-years-old. Dr. Alzheimer studied a 51-year-old woman […]


What Benefits does Medicare Provide for Alzheimer’s Patients?

It is important to know what to expect at each stage to get the best type of coverage and care for an elderly loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

What benefits can someone expect from Medicare for someone diagnosed with Alzheimer’s? In addition to the emotional burdens and concerns an elderly loved one’s Alzheimer’s disease may bring about, financial considerations come to the fore too. Fortunately, there are many resources out there to help people facing this situation.  Medicare has benefits available to people in the […]


Study Shows Elderly People with Purpose and Meaning in Life Avoid Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Decline

Meaning in Life

Study says ‘purpose in life’ helps seniors elude Alzheimer’s, cognitive decline A recent study shows elderly people with purpose and meaning in life avoid Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline. The Rush Medical Center, funded in part by the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health, studies issues relating to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. […]


Antipsychotics in Dementia: Considerations for Caregivers


Antipsychotics are a classification of drugs that are often prescribed to treat the behaviors associated with dementia.  The potential for serious side effects needs to weighed against the benefits and monitored closely. People with dementia often exhibit psychological symptoms which make managing their behavior difficult. Caregivers of people with dementia, especially later-stage dementia, may be […]


Anosognosia: A Big Word with a Big Meaning for Dementia or Alzheimer’s


Anosognosia – pronounced uh-no-sog-NOH-zee-uh – is a big word that may have big meaning for caregivers who deal with seniors who have dementia or Alzheimer’s .   Many seniors experience a decline in mental faculties as they age. Some are diagnosed with mental illnesses long before they need senior-specific care. Declining health, loneliness, or boredom can […]