Tuesday, October 28, 2014

What do you do if someone with dementia makes up stories about you?


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Alzheimer's | Dementia Patients Have Wonderful Imaginations

Did your loved one living with dementia ever tell you a story that was less than true? 

Did you think it was a lie?

Did it bend you all out of shape? Make you feel angry, or confused?

Well?

Alzheimer's | Dementia Patients Have Wonderful Imaginations


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Consensus on the Brain Training Industry from the Scientific Community


As the baby boomers enter their golden years with mounting concerns about the potential loss of cognitive abilities, markets are responding with products promising to allay anxieties about potential decline. Computer-based cognitive-training software –popularly known as brain games– claim a growing share of the marketplace. The promotion of these products reassures and entices a worried public.
Consumers are told that playing brain games will make them smarter, more alert, and able to learn faster and better. In other words, the promise is that if you adhere to a prescribed regimen of cognitive exercise, you will reduce cognitive slowing and forgetfulness, and will fundamentally improve your mind and brain.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Answers to Your Questions About Alzheimer's and Dementia Care



Answers to Your Questions About Alzheimer's and Dementia Care


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Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Way Drugs Are Discovered Will Be Different in the Future


How hard it is to discover a drug?
There are only 1,453 drugs for all of the infectious diseases, cancers, cardiovascular diseases, skin conditions, neurodegenerative diseases and other ills the flesh is prone to, and that dates all the way back to 1827.

The Way Drugs Are Discovered Will Be Different in the Future

Before joining Washington University in St. Louis, Michael Kinch, PhD, was managing director of the Center for Molecular Discovery at Yale University.
“A few years ago, to motivate the team I gave them what’s called a Big Hairy Audacious Goal (a B-HAG),” Kinch says. 
The B-HAG was many-headed but one of the heads was to make a collection of all FDA-approved drugs. The idea was that the collection would serve as a screening library for drug repurposing.

Kinch thought the first step—pulling a list of drugs—would be easy; they’d go the FDA and get their list. But it turned out the FDA doesn’t have a complete list.

They had a running list of all prescribable drugs called the Orange Book. But “all prescribable drugs” isn’t quite the same thing as all the drugs that have ever been prescribed, since there are drugs that are no longer marketed or have been withdrawn because of concerns about safety or effectiveness.

“So what we did was compile a comprehensive list of drugs approved for use in the U.S.,” Kinch said. “By drugs, I mean the actual molecules that do the work, called new molecular entities (NMEs), as opposed to the fillers and the flavors.

We went all the way back to morphine, first sold by Merck in Germany in 1827 and shortly thereafter in the U.S., and worked our way forward to 2013, closing the database at the end of that year.

“How many do you think there were?” he asks.

There were 1,453—only 1,453 drugs for all of the infectious diseases, cancers, cardiovascular diseases, skin conditions, neurodegenerative diseases and other ills the flesh is heir to. “I thought it was rather a small number, myself,” Kinch said.

Answers to Your Questions About Alzheimer's and Dementia


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

How do you get a person with dementia to take their medication?


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how do you get a person with dementia to take their medication

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How do you get a person with dementia  to take their medication?

The problem, how to get a person suffering from Alzheimer's disease to take their medication?

How to Get an Alzheimer's Patient To Take Their Medication


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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Where Can I Find Information About Alzheimer's Disease


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Where Can I Find Information About Alzheimer's Disease


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Alzheimers Falling Over


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Alzheimers Falling Over

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