Stress Intensifies Alzheimer's Disease and Challenging Behavior in Dementia Patients

It is my belief that reduction of stress can reduce the progression of memory loss in Alzheimer's patients; and, could lead to a happier, more easy to deal with, person living with dementia.By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomStress has a negative impact on our health and can make us sick.12 Ways to Control CareGiver Stress and SadnessI wonder how many Alzheimer's caregivers knowthat scientific research indicates that stress can lead to an increased build up of nuerotoxic beta amyloid in Alzheimer's patients?This research and this new understanding of Alzheimer's had a major impact on the way(s)I decided to deal with andcare for my mother, Dotty.Subscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading RoomEmail:When I first started caring for Dotty, it became clear to me that any little thing could triggerher anger and angst.Learn More -Alzheimer's Care Anger, Frustration, and AgitationDotty's greatest fear was that she was going to be put into a "home". In fact, this was her greatest life long fear.Have you ever taken the time to think about whatworries your loved one, or if they havefears over which they have little or no control?Do Persons Living with Dementia Feel Abandoned?Could this be a source of their unruly behavior?We all learn as caregivers that stress, fear, and confusion can cause thedeeply forgetful to become challenging in their behavior.People with Alzheimer's Can Be Moody, Distrustful, Stubborn, Aggressive, Mean, and DiscombobulatedI did focus onstress reduction...
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Apelin-13 Suppresses Neuroinflammation Against Cognitive Deficit in a Streptozotocin-Induced Rat Model of Alzheimer’s Disease Through Activation of BDNF-TrkB Signaling Pathway Huaiqing Luo1, Yang Xiang1, Xiangping Qu1, Huijun Liu1, Chi Liu1, Guangyi Li2, Li Han3*† and Xiaoqun Qin1*† 1Department of Physiology, School of Basic Medical Science, Central South University, Changsha, China 2Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Changsha Medical University, Changsha, China 3Department of Physiology, School of Basic Medical Science, Changsha Medical University, Changsha, China Alzheimer&rsq...
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CNN) — After examining the brains of former professional football players, researchers might be a step closer to diagnosing the devastating brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy in the living, according to a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The researchers utilized PET imaging to find tau, an abnormal protein that’s a signature indicator of CTE, using a radioactive drug or tracer called flortaucipir. The researchers imaged the brains of 26 living former football players and compared them with the brains of 31 people with no history of traumatic brain injury. (WBZ-TV) Th...
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Abstract Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive memory loss and dementia. The pathological characteristics of AD include the deposition of amyloid beta (Aβ), neurofibrillary tangles, and neuronal loss. There is evidence showing the involvement of inflammation in AD, including activated microglia within and surrounding senile plaques. Epidemiological studies suggest the use of anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce incidence of AD. However, clinical trials with anti-inflammatory drugs have not been successful. PMID: 30954437 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Abstract Stroke is currently the second leading cause of death in industrialized countries and the second cause of dementia after Alzheimer's disease. Diabetes is an independent risk factor for stroke that exacerbates the severity of lesions, disability and cognitive decline. There is increasing evidence that sustained brain inflammation may account for this long-term prejudicial outcome in diabetic patients in particular. We sought to demonstrate that experimental permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion (pMCAo) in the diabetic mouse aggravates stroke, induces cognitive decline, and is associated with exacerbat...
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Here are ten communications tips that can help Alzheimer's caregivers improve their daily life.Sometimes it helps to look at each situation from the perspective, or from out of the eyes of the person living with dementia.What's the Difference Between Alzheimer's and Dementiaby Alzheimer's Reading RoomSubscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading - This is a Free Service - Join NowDotty's Ten Tips for Communicating with a Person Living with DementiaYou know what makes me feel safe, secure, and happy?A smile.Did you ever consider this?When you get tense and uptight it makes me feel tense and uptight.Instead of getting all bent o...
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(Natural News) Early-onset autosomal dominant Alzheimer’s, also known as dominantly inherited Alzheimer’s disease, is a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease that causes memory loss and dementia in people typically in their 30s to 50s. In a recent study published in the journal Alzheimer’s &Dementia, a team of researchers found that physical exercise may delay...
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After he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2016, Peter Wooding says he and his wife JoAnn decided they wanted to be “part of the solution” in finding the first effective treatment for the neurodegenerative disease. He volunteered to be part of a trial for a promising new drug called aducanumab. While there is still no effective treatment for Alzheimer’s, in early studies aducanumab melted away the amyloid protein plaques that are the hallmark of the brain disorder. And people taking the drug showed improvements in some of their thinking skills. But last week, the drug’s developers, Bio...
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