Thursday, December 28, 2006

Keeping Time with Alzheimer's

This is an excellent article that can be read in its entirety at the Alzheimer's Reading Room.

"When guilt catches up with me, I am on the bike path above the creek, ducks swimming along beside me. Guilt rolls off our backs like you know what. Alone at last, I walk at my own pace. Fast. Fast is what Ben can no longer do -- and fast is slow compared with the woman coming toward me as I near the marsh. She is wearing shorts and earphones. She smiles and I smile back. What a good idea this is, walking out in the sun and cold. What could produce better clarity? I don't have to work it out the first day. I don't have to do it right the first time."

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Alzheimer’s Disease--What is it? Who gets it? What causes it?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of a condition called dementia. It is named for the German doctor who first described it, Alois Alzheimer. What is it? Who gets it? What causes it?

You can read about Alzheimer’s disease by clicking the link to the Caregiver in the headline.


Sunday, December 10, 2006

The CareGiver: Valsartin (Diovan) May Offset Alzheimer's Complication

The drug, valsartin (Diovan), is widely prescribed to treat high blood pressure in elderly patients and was identified as being effective in preventing the build-up of beta-amyloid in the brain.

This article discusses the possibility that drugs currently being used to counter hypertension may help prevent cognitive decline. To read the article in its entirity follow the link,
Blood Pressure Drug May Offset Alzheimer's Complication.