Category: Alzheimer & Dementia

Woman with Alzheimer’s reported missing in Dauphin County

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding 71-year-old Victoria McMillian, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. Swatara Township police said McMillian was last seen in the 6600 block of Derry Street around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. She was last seen wearing a long sleeve light blue shirt, long pants and sneakers, police said. She walks […]

Comedians are being hired by the hour to help dementia patients. Their goal? ‘A full belly laugh.’

About a year after Dani Klein Modisett moved her mother from Manhattan to an Alzheimer’s care center near her Los Angeles home in 2016, she noticed that her mom, then 84, was sad and withdrawn. Muriel Klein, once the life of the party (even with her memory loss), was no longer talkative or interested in […]

Before Dementia Sets in, Your Body Will Give You These 7 Early Warning Signs

When people think of dementia, memory loss is often the first thing they associate with the condition. Some of dementia’s less obvious signs are just as common but may be mistakenly dismissed for “old age” or something else. However, the brain can be a tricky thing. The way mental changes manifest can differ from person […]

This Alzheimer’S Drug Lead To Serious Side Effects That May Surprise You

New warnings have been added to the prescribing information for the Alzheimer’s drug Aricept (donepezil) advising of the risk of two rare but potentially serious conditions: muscle breakdown (rhabdomyolysis) and a neurological disorder called neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS). Donepezil is a prescription Alzheimer’S Drug  used to treat the symptoms of mild, moderate and severe dementia […]

Study Shows Drinking Too Little Alcohol During Middle Age Could Increase Dementia Risk

It’s widely known that too much alcohol is bad for your body and your brain, but experts are now starting to believe that drinking too little alcohol during middle age may also have a negative impact on your health. In a UK study, researchers followed 9,000 London civil servants between the ages of 35 and 55 from 1985 […]

Small Trial Reverses a Year of Alzheimer’s Cognitive Decline in Just Two Months

In the ongoing efforts to control and treat Alzheimer’s, one of the more promising avenues of research is using electromagnetic waves to reverse memory loss – and a small study using this approach has reported some encouraging results. The study only involved eight patients over a period of two months, so we can’t get too excited […]