Author Archives: Marta Ribeiro

10 Things to Know About Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that makes a person lose their cognitive abilities, altering daily functioning and leading to various levels of physical and emotional stress. Here are 10 things you should know about Alzheimer’s disease, according to healthline.com: 1. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form…

Alzheimer’s Disease Detected With Blood Test

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating illness. Those who suffer from it, slowly start to lose themselves and there’s not much that can be done. Unfortunately, this is a disease that is becoming more common, affecting more and more people around the world. It’s estimated that more than 40…

Alzheimer’s and Dementia: What’s The Difference?

When people hear about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, many think there’s no difference between the conditions. But that’s not true. MORE: Understand Alzheimer’s disease in just three minutes with this animated video Even though this confusion may be understandable since both disease are very similar, there are a few…

How Alzheimer’s Disease Can Affect Your Communication Skills

As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, communicating starts to become a problem. This Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resources film focuses on how communication skills are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and how we can help patients who are struggling. MORE: Understand how Alzheimer’s disease affects the brain The video offers practical advice…

9 Ways to Minimize Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

We’re all familiar with Alzheimer’s disease — it’s the disease that robs us of our loved ones and robs the ones we love of their experiences. But do we actually know what can cause it and what the risks are? Is there something we can do to minimize the risk…

6 Tips to Make Life Easier When You Have Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that makes a person lose their cognitive abilities, altering daily functioning and leading to various levels of physical and emotional stress. Following an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, a lot of things can go through your mind. You’ll need some time to sort through your thoughts. After your mind…

Can Head Injuries Cause Alzheimer’s Disease?

There has been much talk about whether or not head trauma can lead to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia later in life. According to the Mayo Clinic, research has found serious head injuries that result in being unconscious for more than 24 hours represent a greater risk of developing the disease. MORE: …

How Virtual Reality Is Brightening up Dementia Patients’ Lives

This moving video from Tribemix explores how modern technology is helping people with dementia. MORE: Find out about the use of music therapy for patients with Alzheimer’s disease The footage shows three dementia patients using a virtual reality headset that surrounds them with peaceful settings like beaches and forests. The experience helps to…