Hiring Nurses!

February 07, 2017

Barton House is hiring licensed LPNs. If you have a heart for Alzheimer’s patients and would like to apply, send your resume with cover letter traci@bartonnashville.com. No calls please.

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Vitamin A deficiency linked to Alzheimer’s disease

January 30, 2017

“Alzheimer’s may begin in the womb because mums are short of crucial vitamin, scientists warn,” the Daily Mirror reports.   New research involving both mice and humans looked at the link between vitamin A deficiency, brain development and Alzheimer’s risk. Vitamin A helps boost the immune system and is mainly found in animal sources, including dairy, eggs, meat and […]

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Source: http://www.nhs.uk/news/2017/01January/Pages/Vitamin-A-deficiency-linked-to-Alzheimers-disease.aspx

Alzheimer’s and the Holidays: 10 Survival Tips

November 18, 2016

The holidays are just around the corner. Families are gathering for Thanksgiving, Hanukah, and Christmas, sharing laughter and happy memories. But for families coping with Alzheimer’s, the holidays can be bittersweet times, filled with stress and frustration. Festivities can agitate, confuse, and over stimulate persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Meanwhile, caregivers can feel […]

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8 Myths About Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s

November 03, 2016

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Throughout the month we will be sharing important information to help better inform you and your loved ones about this terrible disease. There are a lot of rumors about causes of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Our friends over at the Alzheimer’s Association have shared with us 8 of them, and […]

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Joyce Wisby, Her Story – Third Thursday’s Alzheimer’s Support Group Leader

August 01, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Pat Summit’s death is getting a lot of people talking about Alzheimer’s disease. The Mid-State Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association says it’s getting a lot of phone calls.   Alzheimer’s disease is deadly and has no cure. The Alzheimer’s Association and a Bellevue woman is on a mission to change that.   […]

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Source: http://fox17.com/news/local/bellevue-woman-who-lost-husband-to-alzheimers-launches-support-group

Talking to Alzheimer’s patients

July 11, 2016

Talking tips A few tips from experts for interacting with Alzheimer’s patients:   • There is no point debating a faulty fact or memory. The person with dementia truly believes the statement, so arguing will probably cause only conflict and stress. And even if the patient acquiesces, he or she almost certainly will not recall […]

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Source: http://www.journalgazette.net/features/Learn-how-to-talk-to-Alzheimer-s-patients-13322585

Why Cinnamon May Hold Secrets to Alzheimer’s Prevention

July 05, 2016

Cinnamon has long been used to fight bacterial and fungal infections, as well as improve reproductive functions, treat indigestion, migraines and cramping, in addition to helping regulate insulin levels for diabetics. Recent studies suggest that cinnamon may also have anti-Alzheimer’s disease properties.   Here is a closer look at the claim and what it means […]

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Source: http://www.alzheimers.net/2014-07-02/cinnamon-prevents-alzheimers/

Small trial shows memory loss from Alzheimer’s disease can be reverse

June 20, 2016

This is incredible. A small clinical trial of 10 patients with early Alzheimer’s disease has shown that the memory loss and cognitive impairment can be reversed.   Not only were improvements sustained, but some patients returned to work, regained their ability to speak different languages, and showed an increase in brain matter volume after just […]

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Source: http://www.sciencealert.com/small-trial-shows-memory-loss-from-alzheimer-s-disease-can-be-reversed

The New MIND Diet May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

June 14, 2016

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve heard that there’s a new diet that can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. What can you tell me about this? My 80-year-old mother has Alzheimer’s and I want to do everything I can to protect myself.   —Concerned Daughter   Dear Concerned, It’s true! Research has found that a new diet plan […]

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Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-t-miller/the-new-mind-diet-may-hel_b_10435866.html

$400 million increase for Alzheimer’s research funding

June 07, 2016

Monday June 6, 2016 Today, the call for increased Alzheimer’s research funding from Alzheimer’s Association advocates reached a critical milestone, as the Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee announced a proposed $400 million increase for Alzheimer’s research at the NIH. This bipartisan effort was led by Alzheimer’s champions Chairman Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray […]

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