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,

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.

Caregiver Tips to Relieve Stress

 Are you a Caregiver?  Try These Mental Activities to Help Tame Stress

As a caregiver of a person with dementia or any degenerative neurological condition, you might experience a lot of stress and mental fatigue. Taking care of such patients requires a tremendous amount of physical work as well as mental stability,

A Guide for Caregiver’s of Patients with Dementia

Caregiver Strategies for Coping with Stress

Dementia is a degenerative neurological condition which results in loss of cognitive abilities such as memory and attention. Caring about someone with dementia, especially your own loved or close relative can be extremely stressful.
Watching your loved one’s memory deteriorate without any hope of improvement can be disturbing and tormenting.

Caring for Persons with Advanced Dementia

With the growth of the aging population in the United States, the development of dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease becomes more prevalent. Dealing with the rising incidence is a social and ethical issue that requires much attention; not only by medical and nursing professionals, but by society in general. The management and care of persons affected must be carefully considered and planned.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia in the United States. We define dementia as the development of memory and thinking problems, progressive in nature, in an otherwise previously healthy adult. There are many reasons to develop dementia; the most likely is Alzheimer’s disease, but there are other important ones including dementia with Lewy bodies,

Why is Early Diagnosis and Treatment Important for Alzheimer’s?

Memory loss was once thought of as an inevitable part of aging. While it is normal to sometimes forget dates, names, or misplace things, it should not interfere with the ability to function normally.  Memory loss or confusion should be evaluated by a neurologist or a physician familiar with dementing illnesses.  This evaluation will lead to an accurate diagnosis while ruling out other possible medical conditions such as depression,