How is the Alzheimer’s Disease APOE Gene Inherited?

The APOE gene linked to Late-Onset Alzheimer's disease is present on one of the autosomal chromosomes (chromosome 19). Each of us inherits one of each autosomal chromosome from each parent, and if we have children, we pass one of each autosomal chromosome to the next generation. So this means, if you have two identical copies [...]

How is the Alzheimer’s Disease APOE Gene Inherited?2017-04-06T18:44:42+00:00

The APOE Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease

There are two general types of Alzheimer’s disease known as Early-Onset Familial Alzheimer’s and Late-Onset Alzheimer’s. Both diseases have similar symptoms and progression, but differ in the age of onset and the genetic cause. Early-Onset Alzheimer’s only occurs in less than 10% of cases and the first symptoms appear before the age of 65. This [...]

The APOE Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease2017-04-06T18:45:15+00:00

WHAT BRAIN CHANGES OCCUR IN ALZHEIMER’S PATIENTS?

The human brain has three major components. The main part is the cerebrum surrounded by an outer layer known as the cerebral cortex. This part of the brain is required for remembering, problem solving, feeling and thinking. At the back of the brain is the cerebellum, important for coordination and balance. The brain stem is [...]

WHAT BRAIN CHANGES OCCUR IN ALZHEIMER’S PATIENTS?2016-10-04T09:17:42+00:00

MANAGING THE COMPLICATIONS OF ALZHEIMER’S

Alzheimer’s is an irreversible and progressive brain disorder, but people do not die of Alzheimer’s. It is usually the complications from Alzheimer’s arising over time that can result in serious medical conditions or death. Some of the complications of Alzheimer’s include swallowing difficulty, bladder and bowel issues, immobility, behavioral problems, wandering, mental illness, sleep problems [...]

MANAGING THE COMPLICATIONS OF ALZHEIMER’S2015-12-11T11:52:55+00:00

WHAT ARE THE FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE RISK?

Staying healthy with a balanced diet and regular activity is important in maintaining brain health, and it can help to reduce dementia and Alzheimer’s risk. There are several risk factors that can contribute to the probability of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease risk factors can be divided into two groups, modifiable and non-modifiable. Modifiable risk [...]

WHAT ARE THE FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE RISK?2015-12-10T20:06:10+00:00

HOW TO CARE FOR SOMEONE WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

If a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it is important for family members to understand the expectations and requirements of ongoing care. To care for someone with Alzheimer’s, understanding the disease is a must. Through learning, family members and caregivers would know what to expect in regards to signs, symptoms and behavior of [...]

HOW TO CARE FOR SOMEONE WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE2015-12-08T23:23:18+00:00

ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL DIET AND EXERCISE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH ALZHEIMER’S?

A balanced diet and regular activity can help to maintain mental and physical health for people with Alzheimer’s. It can also help to lower other health risks such as obesity, coronary heart disease and high blood pressure. A balanced diet involves consumption of a food assortment in the proper proportion and amount. Foods in these [...]

ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL DIET AND EXERCISE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH ALZHEIMER’S?2015-12-08T00:20:12+00:00

ARE THERE ANY TREATMENTS FOR ALZHEIMER’S?

Alzheimer’s disease is irreversible and incurable. To date, there is no medication that can treat the underlying cause or degenerative progression of the disease. However, there are medications available that help ease the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, and temporarily improve the quality of life of people with Alzheimer’s. In Canada, there are four drugs currently approved [...]

ARE THERE ANY TREATMENTS FOR ALZHEIMER’S?2015-12-05T03:22:00+00:00

HOW TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NORMAL AGING AND ALZHEIMER’S

There are ten early warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. One or more of these symptoms that are severe enough to disrupt daily life might be a sign of Alzheimer’s. The signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s include loss of memory; difficulty in reasoning; trouble in completing daily routine; impaired awareness about time and location; [...]

HOW TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NORMAL AGING AND ALZHEIMER’S2015-12-04T09:49:07+00:00

HOW IS ALZHEIMER’S DIAGNOSED?

There are several warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease including a loss of memory, behavioral change or difficulty with reasoning or verbal skills. People who have shown these signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s should undergo a series of medical evaluations for diagnostic purposes. Just because a person is suffering from memory loss, it doesn’t necessarily mean [...]

HOW IS ALZHEIMER’S DIAGNOSED?2015-12-04T09:42:44+00:00