Last month Vermont Public spoke with UVM neurologist Dr. John Steele Taylor on Alzheimer’s and dementia during their daily show, Vermont Edition. Meg Polyte an advocate with the Alzheimer’s Association, joined the conversation to discuss help for patients, caregivers and families.
Dementia is more than just memory loss. Learn about parts of the brain affected by Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, why such declines happen, and approaches to managing personal care that could be helpful in a long-term care or home setting.
In July scientists presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference research on links between COVID-19 and longer-term cognitive issues, including biological signs of Alzheimer’s disease. “The brain is one of the regions where virus likes to hide,” said Mukesh Kumar, the lead study author and a researcher at Georgia State University. “Our thinking that [COVID-19 is] moreContinue reading “The neurocognitive impact of long COVID”
Learning about dementia makes care giving easier Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia is a tough challenge. Plus, many of the most effective care and communication techniques aren’t easily figured out and might even go against our intuition. Not knowing these helpful techniques can cause added frustration and stress for both you and yourContinue reading “Reading List for Care Givers”