Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Hits Close to Home

Alzheimer’s disease effects more adults than you might think. Recently June Gallup, RN, at Cornerstone VNA and Hospice in Rochester New Hampshire shared with us her brother’s journey with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. This week the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts and New Hampshire Chapter posted a 6-minute film documenting their experience with the disease. Early-onset Alzheimer’sContinue reading “Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Hits Close to Home”

Link Between Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease Explored

Alzheimer’s disease affects those with Down Syndrome at a far higher rate than the general population. People with Down syndrome are born with an extra copy of chromosome 21, which carries the APP gene. This gene produces a specific protein called amyloid precursor protein (APP). Too much APP protein leads to a buildup of proteinContinue reading “Link Between Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease Explored”

The Forgetting

Twice-monthly National Public Radio’s affiliate, WCAI, produces a half-hour podcast show dedicated to dementia and Alzheimer’s issues facing Americans. The show, called The Forgetting, is co-hosted by two well-respected Alzheimer’s experts: David Shenk author of The Forgetting: Alzheimer’s, Portrait of an Epidemic and Greg O’Brien, author of On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s. O’BrienContinue reading “The Forgetting”

Swallowing Difficulties & Dementia

The presence of watering eyes, runny nose and sneezing is frequently discussed when determining predictors of aspiration. Research gathered by Debra Suiter, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, indicates they are autonomic reflexive responsive to irritants to the eyes or nose and should NOT be considered reliable predictors of aspiration. Watering eyes and a runny nose occur dueContinue reading “Swallowing Difficulties & Dementia”

Dementia Podcast Available on Spotify

Dementia specific education comes in many forms. Click below to start this 30 minute podcast from the Mayo Clinic. Participants earn .5 CEU or 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. For AMA PRA credit, follow the link to the Mayo Clinic registration page. This pod cast is specifically designed by the Mayo Clinic for physicianContinue reading “Dementia Podcast Available on Spotify”

Dementia and COVID Webinar this Thursday!

Ideas to Support Dementia Caregivers in the Global Pandemic May 14, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EST The current COVID-19 outbreak presents unique challenges for people living with dementia and their caregivers. This webinar will focus on potential issues COVID-19 may have on people living with dementia. The webinar will provide an opportunity for caregivers toContinue reading “Dementia and COVID Webinar this Thursday!”

Dementia Program Hits Its Stride

#MilestoneMoment! Today the 3,000th quiz was submitted for our online dementia training program, nhdementiatraining.org. This free, multi-part, online training program provides dementia care education for employees and helps our agency members comply with the new state Dementia Care Training guidelines. Contact your education director or supervisor for password information, http://www.nhdementiatraining.org. Thank you for participating!