Cancer Drug That Might Slow Parkinson’s?

Scientists are hoping that a single drug can treat two devastating brain diseases: Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. parkinson's care - elderly care rochester A colored magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of the brain of a 76-year-old patient with dementia shows the brain has atrophied and the dark brown fluid-filled spaces have become enlarged. Zephyr/Science Source The drug is nilotinib, which is approved to treat a form of leukemia. [Read More...]

Ten Real-Life Strategies for Dementia Caregiving

As caregivers, we often use intuition to help us decide what to do. No one ever gave us lessons on how to relate to someone with memory loss. Unfortunately, dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is counterintuitive; i.e., often the right thing to do is exactly opposite that which seems like the right thing to do. [Read More...]