It turns out that the frightening conditions of Alzheimer’s disease — which causes short and long-term memory loss — and frontotemporal disorders (FTD) — which is responsible for loss of language and speech — often have a creative silver lining. While some skills in the brain diminish, other new, expression-related skills are unlocked as the brain reroutes functions to compensate.
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Understanding Alzheimer's Disease anatomy poster discusses the aging brain, dementia and methods of diagnosing AD for patient caregiver education.
Changes in the Brain in Alzheimer's Disease - Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear after age 60. Estimates vary, but experts suggest that as many as 5.1 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s disease.
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Memories In The Making is an art program designed for people with Alzheimer's disease. The program was created by the Orange County Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. This book will provide the information needed to facilitate small and medium sized groups, as well as to work with an individual at home.
Alzheimer’s Art Therapy Tours are for those with memory loss and their care partners. Participants enjoy lively discussion of artwork conducted by docents trained by the Brooks Museum and the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as hands-on art-making with an art therapist.
Research has found that sleep deprivation can have a detrimental effect on your brain function, writes Theresa Fisher.