Behavioral Changes in Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted by Cedars on May 21, 2016

A Major problem with major change,

To date, finding ways to treat the behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease has been a challenge. But emerging research is showing progress.

Some areas Jeffrey L Cummings, MD, ScD has published,

  • Calming Agitation
  • Addressing Psychosis
  • Overcoming Apathy
  • Managing Depression
  • Cognition-Enhancing Agents with Behavioral Benefit

It is important to keep in mind that a clinician’s decision to use a psychotropic agent is based on a careful consideration of the potential benefit and potential harm to the individual.

Jeffrey Cummings, MD, ScD, is Director of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Camille and Larry Ruvo Chair for Brain Health. Dr. Cummings’ research and leadership in the field of Alzheimer’s disease have been recognized with many awards, including the Henderson Award of the American Geriatrics Society, the Research Award of the John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, and the Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Award of the national Alzheimer’s Association. In 2010 he was honored by the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry with their Distinguished Scientist Award.

Dr. Cummings is the author of the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI), the most commonly used tool for characterizing behavioral disturbances in dementia syndromes and for measuring the effect of therapies on neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Dr. Cummings is an experienced clinical trialist with expertise in clinical trial design and analysis, global trial implementation, and trial outcome measures. He has published over 600 articles and 35 books on Alzheimer’s disease and related topics

Posted in : Memory Care

Project Lifesaver

Posted by Cedars on May 19, 2016

Project Lifesaver,

The project lifesaver program is specifically designed to protect special needs populations who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering, including life threatening those with Alzheimer’s and their cognitive conditions.

To learn more about Project Lifesaver;

or call: 1/772/446/1271

Posted in : Memory Care

Consequences of untreated hearing loss

Posted by Cedars on May 17, 2016

Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina found that middle-aged adults with untreated hearing loss had substantially higher medical bills compared with those without hearing loss.

A second study from Johns Hopkins university found that moderate to severe hearing loss in those age 70+ was associated with a 54 percent higher risk of death.

Ask your physician for advise on how to be tested for hearing loss.


Posted in : Senior Living