Alzheimer’s disease was first identified in 1906 by German scientist Alois Alzheimer. Today, it’s one of the leading causes of dementia, a disease of the brain which affects cognitive ability. Worldwide, there are nearly 35.6 million people living with dementia, according to the World Health Organization. Up to 70 percent of these are thought to […]
The CBS Program “The Doctors” aired an interesting segment about understanding Alzheimer’s Disease. They make mention of the Clock Test. An individual who commits two errors or more in drawing the clock hands deserves further investigation for a possible dementia. Normal hand placement on the clock drawing test does not exclude AD. However, when prevalence […]
The NHS talks about how electronic devices can be used to help protect seniors with dementia from getting lost.
Coconut oil cures Alzheimers? While we’d all love to believe that this hideous disease could be easily cured with a natural, cheap and yummy food … the eviedence is sorely lacking! I think this article on Snopes sums it up well. There’s isn’t any credible evidence to support the claim. Stories of AD victims who’ve […]
What do you do when you find out your mom or dad has Alzheimer’s Disease or another form of dementia? As the population’s life expectancy conitnues to improve we’re seeing a marked decrease in the quality of life when our bodies outlive our minds. I’ve recently discoved Fit Minds and I’m looking into the products […]