Saturday, June 24, 2017

Researcher developing novel therapy for Alzheimer's disease


A University of Oklahoma researcher is developing a novel therapy for Alzheimer's disease using "biopharmaceutical proteases" to attack the toxic plaque that builds up in the brain of an Alzheimer's patient.

Researcher developing novel therapy for Alzheimer's disease

This is an approach that he predicts will be lower in cost and higher in effectiveness than current therapies.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

How to Change Patterns of Behavior in Dementia Patients


Patterns. All dementia patients evidence patterns of behavior.


Some of the patterns are simple -- like asking over and over what day it is. Others are more complex. One reader told us her husband was shaving four times a day and his face was getting "raw". Others pace. The list goes on and on.

My mother was evidencing all kinds of patterns of behavior -- doing the same crazy things at the same time of day or night -- over and over.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

I Think About Alzheimer's Caregivers Everyday - Caregiving


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I know what caregiving feels like. I took care of my mom, Dotty, for eight and a half years, 3,112 days.


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Friday, January 27, 2017

FSU research links brain shape to personality differences


New research reveals the shape of our brain can provide surprising clues about how we behave and our risk of developing mental health disorders.



The traits include:

  • neuroticism, the tendency to be in a negative emotional state;
  • extraversion, the tendency to be sociable and enthusiastic;
  • openness, how open-minded a person is; agreeableness, a measure of altruism and cooperativeness; and conscientiousness, a measure of self-control and determination.

FSU research links brain shape to personality differences


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*** Neuroticism is a long-term tendency to be in a negative emotional state. People with neuroticism tend to have more depressed moods - they suffer from feelings of guilt, envy, anger, and anxiety more frequently and more severely than other individuals. Neuroticism is the state of being neurotic.


*** Extraversion is one of the five personality traits of the Big Five personality theory. It indicates how outgoing and social a person is. A person who scores high in extraversion on a personality test is the life of the party. They enjoy being with people, participating in social gatherings, and are full of energy.


*** An open-minded person is willing to try new things or to hear and consider new ideas.


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Why Do People Living with Alzheimer's Want to Go Home?


Do Alzheimer's patients want to go home? Or are they longing for a time and place when they were safe and secure and knew everyone's name and face?





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