Alzheimer’s Library

  • Alzheimer’s Medications and Coping
    The treatment of Alzheimer's disease is usually focused on slowing the progression of the disease. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer's, but researchers are working everyday to find one. There are four primary medications, ...
  • How to Reduce Wandering in People with Alzheimer’s
    Wandering is a common but dangerous symptom of Alzheimer's disease -- a degenerative disease of the brain that affects memory and cognition. Alzheimer's patients may suddenly walk off and become lost, frightened and confused about ...
  • Inhaled Anesthetics Bring Alzheimer’s Risk
    Experts recently have shed light on the link between general anesthetics and cognitive problems. Anesthetics have been thought to cause cognitive dysfunction for a long time — the link was first highlighted in the 1950s. But ...
  • Folic Acid Supplements Could Prevent Dementia
    Folic acid supplementation could effectively prevent dementia in some people, recent research suggests. The possibility that low folic acid is a modifiable risk factor for dementia has been extensively studied. Dementia is linked to the ...
  • Emotions and Weight Affect Testosterone Levels
    A recent study suggests men's testosterone levels are significantly affected by their health and lifestyle choices. Testosterone levels reduce by about one percent a year in men over 40. A team from the New England Research ...
  • Marijuana may help delay Alzheimer’s symptoms
    A new study suggests that compounds related to marijuana may help limit memory loss in Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's is the leading cause of dementia among the elderly, and with the ever-increasing size of this population, cases ...
  • Understanding Memory Loss
    After reading this article, you will understand the difference between mild forgetfulness and more serious memory problems; the medical causes of memory problems and how they can be treated; and how to cope with serious ...
  • A Caregiver’s Guide to Alzheimer’s
    Caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease (AD) at home is a difficult task and can become overwhelming at times. Each day brings new challenges as the caregiver copes with changing levels of ability and ...
  • Areas of Research into Alzheimer’s Disease
    The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the lead Federal agency for Alzheimer's Disease (AD) research. NIA-supported scientists are testing a number of drugs to see if ...
  • What is Dementia?
    Dementia describes a group of symptoms that are caused by changes in brain function. Dementia symptoms may include asking the same questions repeatedly; ...
  • Facts About Alzheimer’s Disease
    What is Alzheimer's Disease? Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia among older people is Alzheimer’s disease, which initially involves the ...
  • Alzheimer’s Care and Planning for Families
    Alzheimer's disease is a chronic, progressive illness and is the most common cause of dementia in older individuals. It is characterized by progressive intellectual deterioration together with declining activities of daily living. Most people with ...