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.
It’s no secret that sleep is important, and most Americans don’t get enough of it. So, how can healthcare and wellness professionals work with patients and clients to prioritize sleep and stick to a long-term plan? Learn about the association between sleep and dementia, effective screening tools and strategies to optimize quality sleep. The AmericanContinue reading “Sleep & Dementia”
Take advantage of dementia training on recent advances in diagnosis and treatment offered free this spring. This training is a CME/AAFP, ABIM, MOC Activity. Participants will need to register individually in order to complete the post-test and evaluation to receive credit
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”
REDUCING RISK OF FALLS FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA People with dementia are four to five times more likely to fall than older people who do not have cognitive impairment. People with dementia fall more often than cognitively healthy older adults, but their risk factors are not well understood. Teepa Snow has created a one-hour programContinue reading “Dementia Care: Enhancing Mobility and Reducing Fall Risks”