Walk to End Alzheimer’s Supporters Dodge West Virginia Raindrops During Annual Defense | WV News

“They weren’t supposed to walk (Sunday), but it was kind of an official day. Teams and families are walking alone this year because we can’t get together due to COVID-19 restrictions,” West Virginia Walk chapter Manager Jennifer Folwell said . “One of our teams had people walking in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Georgia, Ohio, but they all […]

Doctor works to ensure that people with dementia can vote | Lifestyle

PHILADELPHIA – Jason Karlawish’s interest in ensuring that Americans with dementia can vote goes back 20 years to another controversial election, the one between George W. Bush and Al Gore that made the “suspended chads” in ballots famous of Florida. Chads aside, Karlawish realized that the confused voting scheme led people with perfectly good brains […]

Neflamapimod shows promise in the treatment of dementia with Lewy bodies

This article, “Neflamapimod meets the primary endpoint in dementia with Lewy bodies,” was originally published in NeurologyLive. Results from new studies show that neflamapimod could help treat dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). EIP Pharma announced that the Phase 2 AscenD-LB study, which evaluated neflamapimod in patients with mild to moderate DLB, has met its primary […]

Study Says Stress May Lead to Increased Risk of Dementia in Women | Opinion

A stressful life has a host of unhealthy and uncomfortable side effects, and one study found that for women, a stressful life can also lead to a 21% higher risk of Alzheimer’s and a 15% higher risk of dementia. The study, which focused on 800 experiences of Swedish women between 1968 and 2005, found that […]

Support Group for Highly Dementia Family Caregivers in Guam | Letter to the editor

It was very timely when I received an invitation to give a speech on dementia to discuss various tips on how to care for someone with dementia through an online video conference, since September it has been designated as World Alzheimer’s Disease Month. On September 16-19, Isa Psychological Services Center at the University of Guam […]

Editorial Guest | Elderly people should express wishes in case of dementia | Editorials

The following editorial appeared in the Cumberland (Maryland) Times-News, a CNHI newspaper. This does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Tribune-Democrat. You’ve probably known someone with Alzheimer’s disease since 5.7 million people in the United States have it. If you don’t, you probably will, as the number of Americans with this form of dementia […]

Alzheimer’s Specialist Lauren Mahakian to Present Free Zoom Seminar on Sept. 29 | Health and fitness

Alzheimer’s educator and COVID-19 certified care specialist Lauren Mahakian of Family Connect Care will hold a free one-hour virtual seminar to discuss the early signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia. The Zoom event, “Dementia (CliffsNotes) For Caregivers”, is set for 2:00 pm on Tuesday 29 September. The online seminar will also include a question and answer […]

Don’t Ignore Early Warning Signs of Dementia, Doctor Billings Says | Local news

The sooner the diagnosis, the better, Malody said. So many people blame the early warning signs of dementia on normal aging, Erickson said. “Don’t blame stress or excessive fatigue alone,” she sadly. “Listen to this warning.” Warning signs include forgetfulness, problems with speech, problems with executive function, problems with multitasking, or difficulty with daily activities […]

Don’t Ignore Early Warning Signs of Dementia, Doctor Billings Says | State and regional

The earlier the diagnosis, the better, Malody said. So many people blame the early warning signs of dementia on normal aging, Erickson said. “Don’t blame stress or excessive fatigue alone,” she sadly. “Listen to this warning.” Warning signs include forgetfulness, problems with speech, problems with executive function, problems with multitasking, or difficulty with daily activities […]

People with dementia experience isolation, more rapid decline

They all faced some sort of isolation this year due to COVID-19. But for those living with different forms of dementia, isolation can take a much bigger toll. “He has Lewy body dementia,” Jaye Kephart explained. She takes care of her husband, Michael, who was diagnosed with this form of size five years ago. The […]