The FDA recently approved a new drug (Aduhlem) for Alzheimer's, but is it really of benefit? What are the risks? Learn more about the background of clinical trials, the FDA approval, and things you need to consider if you or a loved one has Alzheimer's Disease.
Research indicates the environment can be at least as important as medications for managing dementia. Interventions will differ depending on the cause and stage of the disease. Learn all about what holistic options are shown to make a difference and how to use it in your situation.
Caring for a loved one with dementia is extremely hard work. We were pleased to talk with Ellie about alternatives to medications in the management of dementia symptoms.
Lewy Body Disease (LBD) is the second most common form of dementia, caused by protein deposits in the brain. Learn about how LBD affects the body and the course of the disease.
Do you or a relative think you may have memory and thinking problems? Learn what to expect in screening in this episode. We talk about the role of depression, cognitive tests, brain imaging, and other tests that will be used to diagnose dementia or other possible causes.
More than 6 million people currently live with Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia. Learn about symptoms, causes, treatments and self-care.
What lifestyle choices increase your risk for chronic disease? To answer that we take a look at findings from the Nurse's Health Studies, which has 280,000 participants, many who started in 1976, and is now in its third generation.
Michael is married to Janet who has Huntington’s disease and dementia; he wasn’t prepared to be Janet’s caregiver, but he has learned a lot in the last 12 years. This week he talks about how relationships, perspectives, and relationships change when your partner has a progressive, terminal disease.
Huntington's disease is a rare, inherited disease that causes the progressive breakdown (degeneration) of nerve cells in the brain. We talk about the disease, how it is inherited and how people with the disease are cared for.
Betsy Wurzel's husband started having major memory issues at only 54, and was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease at only 56. She lost him in January after 10-years, but she has been an advocate to raise awareness and increase education to help others. Listen to this interview to hear...