Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment Due to Alzheimer’s Disease…Ongoing

A Randomized, Placebo controlled, Double-Blind Clinical Trial to Study the Efficacy and Safety of MK-8931 in Subjects with Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment Due to Alzheimer’s Disease. (Prodromal AD)

This is an 18 month study in which subjects that screen and qualify will go onto the program taking the investigation medication by mouth once daily.

Mild to Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease Treated with Donepezil…Ongoing Study

Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, fixed dose study of Lu AE58054 in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease treated with Donepezil.

This is a 28 week study in which qualified participants will take the investigational medication or placebo ( a dummy capsule without an active ingredient ) once daily by mouth.

Potential patients must have been receiving a drug containing Donepezil for the last 6 months,

What Kind of Emotional Changes Will Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease or Mild Cognitive Impairment Go Through?

Finding out that you have Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) can be an extremely difficult time for everyone involved. Emotional reactions to the diagnosis will vary depending on the individual, but the following responses are fairly common:

  • Depression
  • Aggression
  • Confusion
  • Anxiety
  • Overly emotional responses
  • Apathy
  • Loss of motivation
  • Frequently agitation

If you are experiencing these emotions,

Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis: The Effect on Families

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affects more than just the person who was diagnosed. Families are often significantly affected by the disease as well. Those who have AD lean heavily on family members, especially as the disease progresses, because they are often unable to perform daily tasks without assistance. This dependence places a heavy burden on family members in a number of ways.

Caring for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease: The Caregiver’s Role

Caring for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease: The Caregiver’s Role

As your loved one progresses deeper into Alzheimer’s disease, it will be increasingly difficult to care for him or her. This is not only because his or her condition will progress, it is also because caring for someone on a long-term basis can be emotionally and physically draining.

The Caregiver’s Role is Stressful

At times,

using music to heal your loved ones Alzheimers

Using Music to Help Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease

Music can be a valuable tool to help you and your loved one cope with the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Studies indicate that participating in musical activities may increase dopamine levels and increase cognitive function, which may mean that the disease will progress more slowly and your loved one’s mood will be enhanced.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

Palm Beach Neurological provides monthly Alzheimer’s caregiver support group meetings for the communities in their Palm Beach Gardens, Florida Offices.

Alzheimer’s caregiver support group

A support group might not sound like the kind of thing you want to attend. After all, you’re the caregiver, and your role is to give support,

Is my memory loss normal, or a sign of Alzheimer’s Disease ?

Is my Memory Loss Normal, or a Sign of Alzheimer’s Disease ?

How Normal is Memory Loss compared to Alzheimer’s Disease?

As we age we all suffer from some degree of memory loss. lzhWhether this is within normal boundaries or is a sign of something more serious – Aeimer’s disease or another form of dementia – can be difficult to tell in the early stages.

Free Screening for Memory Loss at Palm Beach Neurological Center

 

Palm Beach Neurological Center is providing a Free Screening for Memory Loss Friday, June 13th, 2014.

Statistics show that one third of people over 60 years of age have some problems recalling information or events. One quarter of people over 85 years of age suffer from serious memory loss.