These pages are dedicated to my parents who died of Alzheimer's
Orval and Dorothy Elizabeth Witherspoon Price 1990
Click on the line above to learn more about them.
To see Orval's memorial page click here.
To see Dorothy's memorial page click here.
Also, these pages are dedicated to Dr. Josef Francel (1924 - 2001).
Josef had Alzheimer's for a year and a half before he died.
He was a brilliant research engineer and graduate of M.I.T.
After retirement he was a lay pastor for over 10 years.
He was the father of Dr. Paul Francel a former neurosurgeon and now a minister,
and six other remarkable children.
To see two obituaries describing his remarkable life click here.
To see his memorial page click here.
Part 1 Listed Below
Links Compiled by Nancy Allen
Part 2 Click Here
What My Family and I Learned From Mom and Dad Having Alzheimer’s
Helpful Tips - A Survival Guide
These two organizations are a good place to start.
Alzheimer's Foundation of America
Here are a number of articles I have read over the last few years that may have some helpful information. Sadly, there is no cure or proved prevention for Alzheimer's at the present. My parents took several Alzheimer's medications, but we really couldn't tell they helped. Hopefully, some more effective ones will be available soon. I will continue to add links to articles that look interesting or hopeful for the future.
I have decided to add a few other forms of dementia in my links below.
A Better Treatment for Alzheimer's: Exercise
A potential cure for Alzheimer's? Scientists discover new culprit behind brain-wasting disease
Alzheimer's Could Be a Form of Down Syndrome - Scientific American
Alzheimer’s extracts a high price on caregivers, too
Alzheimer's disease could be prevented after new blood test breakthrough - Oxford University and Kings College in London, England
Being Overweight 'Linked to Dementia'
Binswanger's Disease, a type of dementia - A classmate of mine from high school had this condition and passed away recently.
Blocking brain's 'internal marijuana' may trigger early Alzheimer's deficits, study shows
Brain imaging differences found in infants with genetic risk for Alzheimer's
Brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's disease developed by scientists (type of Pet Scan)
Busy Brains Delay Alzheimer's Symptoms But Not the Disease
Can changes in the eyes help diagnose Alzheimer's disease?
Can You 'Catch' Alzheimer's Disease?
Can You Prevent Dementia Through Nutrition?
Cholesterol levels linked to early signs of Alzheimer's in brain
Clear Link Found Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Alzheimer's Disease
Cocoa Extract May Help Treat Alzheimer's
Cold Sores 'An Alzheimer's Risk'?
Commonly prescribed drugs could raise the risk for Alzheimer's
Could a LASER zap away Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and even CJD?
CPAP Slows Cognitive Deterioration (as in Alzheimer's)
Curcumin: A Powerful Brain Protection Supplement
Dementia cure may be just 5 years away, says world expert, Dr. Dennis Gillings
Do we all have Alzheimer's completely wrong? This man says yes
Drug discovery yields new hope for Alzheimer's
Drug restores brain function and memory in early Alzheimer's Disease
with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI)
Early detection of Alzheimer's may be possible through spinal fluid test
Early memory lapses may be sign of dementia
Eight Foods That Help Improve Your Memory
Eight Ways to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease from Prevention. Some or all of these may help.
Exercising may improve brain health in old age
Fish Oil Boosts Brain Power - they may help prevent Alzheimer's disease
Fish Oil Might Guard Against Loss of Brain Cells (study could show reduction in dementia risk)
Frequent marijuana use associated with long-term memory loss
Having 2 Parents with Alzheimer's May Raise Risk of Early Brain Changes
High fat low-carb ketogenic and Paleo diets prevent Alzheimer's starve cancer
reported by Fox News and neurologist Dr. David Permutter
Innovative treatment holds promise for new approach to Alzheimer's treatment
Iron may be a factor in dementia
Is it really Alzheimer's? Treatable condition (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus) mimics symptoms of dementia
Just 3 cups of coffee a day could slash risk of Alzheimer's, study finds
Low Zinc: Cause of Alzheimer's?
Major Breakthrough: Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Stopped With New Drug
Man with Alzheimer's who has lost the power of speech except when his dog is around
Nasal spray shows promise as treatment for Alzheimer's disease
New Alzheimer Disease Study Makes Connection To Cause
New Alzheimer's Discovery Could Hold Key to Preventative Treatments for High-Risk Patients
Abstract of actual article above: Meta-analysis of modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer's disease - see link to full article on that page on the right side
Novartis to test Alzheimer's Drugs in Patients without Symptoms (but some genetic risk)
Omega-3 intake linked to signs of brain aging (may help prevent some brain shrinkage)
One in three Alzheimer's cases preventable, says research from Cambridge University
Peanut Butter Sniff Test Confirms Alzheimer's
Peering Inside the Human Brain Map - with some new neuroimaging that is unbelievable at UCLA Neuroimaging Lab with Dr. Arthur Toga and Dr. Sanjay Gupta from CNN
Plaques detected by brain scan may predict Alzheimer's development
Preventing Alzheimer's: 4 ways to cut your risk
Researchers Reveal Pathway that Contributes to Alzheimer's Disease
Resveratrol may reduce Alzheimer's biomarker, study suggests
Scientists REVERSE memory loss "for the first time" in Alzheimer's patients with changes to sleep, diet, medication and exercise
Sleep: The Ultimate Brainwasher? Story from Science Now magazine relates sleep to Alzheimer's
Sleeping on your side could lower risk for Alzheimer's disease
Smartphone Allows 19-year-old With No Memory To Live Normally - Not Alzheimer's but interesting, profound memory loss problem
Study Finds Possible 'Recipe' for Preventing Alzheimer's
Study links enzyme to Alzheimer's disease - Journal of Experimental Medicine
Study of thousands of brains reveals tau as driver of Alzheimer's Disease - Important finding
Study Paves the Way for Simple Blood Test to Predict Alzheimer's
The hidden type of Alzheimer's doctors miss (hippocampal sparing Alzheimers - HSP)
Type AB Blood? You May Be More Prone to Memory Loss
US Alzheimer's rate seems to be dropping, study finds
Walnuts May Help Protect Against Alzheimer's, Study Finds
Weights keep brain nimble, research suggests
We may be able to reverse signs of early Alzheimer's disease
Widely Used Drugs Tied to Greater Dementia Risk for Seniors
Women are at the 'epicenter of Alzheimer's disease,' says new report
Worried about Dementia? Learn a second language. Study in the journal Neurology, November 6, 2013.