Alois Alzheimer, famously known for his discovery of dementia, began by describing organic changes of atrophy and the presence of neurophils and plaques in the brain, that he had observed during autopsy. The brain in question belonged to a 51 year old female patient who had died in the Municipal Mental Asylum in Frankfurt, Germany. His... Read more
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Over the years, research has suggested that as we age, diet and supplements become critically important to maintaining a sharp brain. Most of us are familiar with the Mediterranean-type diet, which includes fish, olive oil, fruit, and vegetables and is low in saturated fat. Supplements such as multi-vitamins, omega-3 fish oil, vitamin C, and... Read more
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Each November since 2003, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America has held National Memory Screening Day. This year is no different: the event takes place November 16. But what is different this time around is the urgency and significance of the initiative.
I always get asked by reporters: why memory screening day? The... Read more
What type of job would you recommend where I can stay home and take care of my husband, before he needs a nursing home. He also started to wet himself. He did it once and he almost didn't make it the second time. I am having to tell him when to go to the bathroom. I had adult underwear=depends, but I don't want to put... Read more