Items Tagged ‘Alzheimer’s disease’

Can turmeric reduce inflammation?

October 18, 2018

Can turmeric reduce inflammation?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I have heard that turmeric supplements work quite well as an anti-inflammatory agent, with less risk than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. What are your thoughts on turmeric as an anti-inflammatory supplement? The turmeric powder found in spice racks – and the component of it found in supplements – comes from the underground stem of […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, amyloid deposits, Ask the Doctors, curcumin, Dr. Robert Ashley, inflammation, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, turmeric


Ask the Doctors - What is the cause of death in Alzheimer's disease?

July 5, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What is the cause of death in Alzheimer’s disease?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: I understand that Alzheimer’s disease causes memory loss and leads to dementia. But when someone has Alzheimer’s, what is the actual cause of death? Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease of the brain in which dementia is the most noticeable of numerous symptoms. Changes within the tissues of the brain slowly destroy vital […]

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Tags: aging, Alzheimer’s disease, Ask the Doctors, cause of death, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko


Online training videos provide coping skills for caregivers of people with dementia

June 6, 2018

Online training videos provide coping skills for caregivers of people with dementia

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

Family and professional caregivers are key to ensuring that people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia live safely, comfortably and with dignity. Given the nation’s rapidly aging population, more people in the coming years will develop Alzheimer’s and dementia with the memory loss, agitation, behavior changes and other symptoms that come with them. […]

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Tags: adult caregivers, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, caregiver training, caregiver training videos, caregivers, dementia, dementia caregivers, Dr. Zaldy Tan, UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program


Ask the Doctors - Should I boost my vitamin D levels to reduce disease risk?

May 29, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should I boost my vitamin D levels to reduce disease risk?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I had my thyroid removed because of papillary cancer, and my surgeon has advised me to take high levels of vitamin D. He says there may be a correlation between low vitamin D levels and the development of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. If I remember correctly, the normal blood range for vitamin D […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, Ask the Doctors, colon cancer, dietary supplements, Dr. Robert Ashley, menopause, papillary thyroid cancer, radiation exposure, thyroid cancer, vitamin D


May 2, 2018

Diet and exercise can reduce protein buildup linked to Alzheimer’s, new UCLA study shows

By UCLA50Plus UCLA50Plus

A study by researchers at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior recently found that a healthy diet, regular physical activity and a normal body mass index can reduce the incidence of protein buildup associated with the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, led by Dr. David Merrill, a UCLA geriatric psychiatrist, found that […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, brain scans, fish, fruits, geriatric psychiatrist, healthy body mass index, Mediterranean diet, physical activity, UCLA Health 50-Plus, vegetables


After a loved one's diagnosis

June 13, 2017

After a loved one’s diagnosis

By uclahealth uclahealth

Helping a friend or family member who is facing a health battle can be daunting. You may not know what to say or do. However, simply showing you care can provide someone who is sick with much needed comfort. Try these three strategies to show your support. 1. Visit regularly Seeing your loved one in […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, elderly care, emotional support, healthcare, hospital visitors, medical care, Project Angel Food, visiting in the hospital


When to consider cognitive testing in seniors

May 8, 2017

When to consider cognitive testing in seniors

By uclahealth uclahealth

Are you concerned about a loved one’s memory beginning to slip? The onset of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia can be a scary and emotionally painful point in a person’s life and the lives of his or her friends and family. Catching the early signs of cognitive decline can help your loved one start […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive decline, cognitive testing, dementia, memory, memory loss, mood changes, personality changes, poor decisions, seniors, social withdrawal, UCLA Health Memory Evaluation Program


Not just for celebs: meditation provides real-life health benefits

December 20, 2016

Not just for celebs: meditation provides real-life health benefits

By Roxanne Moster Roxanne Moster

Tina Turner does it.  So does Katy Perry, Sting, supermodel Gisele Bundchen and a host of other celebrities. When not strutting the concert stage or cat walk, they’re grooving to meditation’s benefits. While celebrity isn’t a reason to try meditation, it did make me a bit more curious. These are people who must surely have at […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, celebrity, chronic disease, chronic illnesses, dementia, Diana Winston, Dr. Marvin G. Belzer, emotions, health problems, heart disease, holiday season, improve sleep


The hardest job: Helpful tips for dementia caregivers

November 8, 2016

The hardest job: Helpful tips for dementia caregivers

By uclahealth uclahealth

Caring for a loved one with dementia is a job nobody would choose. But with more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s a reality for many families. In honor of Family Caregiving Month, Zaldy S. Tan, MD, the medical director of the UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program and assistant dean for […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, caregivers, dementia, dementia caregivers, Dr. Zaldy S. Tan, emotional needs, healthcare professionals, memory, support groups, UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program