Alzheimer’s: The disease that could bankrupt Medicare

Every 66 seconds this year, an American will develop Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association annual report, released Tuesday. By the year 2050, that number is expected to double to one every 33 seconds. Those startling statistics are mirrored worldwide. In 2016, the World Alzheimer’s Report estimated that 47 million people around the globe […]

Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips: Strategies for Success

Educate yourself about the disease. A variety of valuable information around Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses can be found on our website at www.alzfdn.org. Support groups, educational workshops, and utilizing community resources and professionals will also increase your knowledge of the disease and what to expect. Build your skills. Key skills for any care partner includes communication, understanding […]

Researchers Find Link Between Alzheimer’s and Heart Disease

Researchers found beta amyloid deposits, which are associated with Alzheimer’s disease, accumulated in cardiac tissue of people with Alzheimer’s. The results led them to conclude that Alzheimer’s may be a systemic disease or a metastatic disorder leading to heart and possibly multi organ failure, according to a report in MedPage Today. “Alzheimer’s disease and heart […]

Loneliness Linked to Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease

Loneliness in cognitively normal older adults may actually be an early manifestation of Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research based on data from the Harvard Aging Brain Study. Loneliness may be associated with significant amyloid deposits, “suggesting that loneliness is a neuropsychiatric symptom relevant to preclinical Alzheimer’s disease,” reports MedPage Today. People who were classified […]