Author Archives: Marta Ribeiro

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. Understand how Alzheimer’s disease affects the brain here. The video offers practical…

Exploring the Brain to Learn the Secrets of 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. Alzheimer’s was first discovered by German doctor, Alois Alzheimer in 1907. Since then, science and medical advances have enabled doctors to explore…

‘Think Like a Scientist’: A Video About 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 will go through your mind. You’ll need some time to sort through your thoughts. But you’ll soon need…

9 Ways to Minimize Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

According to prevention.com, nine factors have been identified that could help minimize the risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease later in life: Being very overweight, particularly when you’re middle-aged, is a risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Keeping your weight at a healthy level will decrease your risk. Researchers are…

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…

How Our Bodies Convert Sunlight Into Vitamin D

It’s thought that a lot of Alzheimer’s disease patients have a vitamin D deficiency, since recent studies have shown that this vitamin can prevent the development and progression of Alzheimer’s. Vitamin D is often called the “sunshine vitamin,” mostly because we can get it naturally when the sun’s UV rays interact…

10 Celebrities Affected By Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder where the patient slowly starts to lose cognitive skills which leads to emotional and physical problems. The disease affects around 5.4 million people each year in the U.S. alone. We’ve put together a list of some high-profile names who suffered from the condition, based…

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…

10 Things You Might Want to Know About Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder which 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…