Author Archives: Sandra Haymon, Ph.D.

Holiday Blues Affects Millions of Americans


For many individuals the Holidays are everything but happy. Approximately 20 million Americans will suffer some level of sadness during the holidays ranging from ‘holiday blues’ to severe depression. Please join me for a FREE TeleSeminar ‘How to Avoid Holiday … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease – Genetics and Life Style Factors


According to the National Institute on Aging, ” In a very few families, people develop Alzheimer’s disease in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. Many of these people have a mutation, or permanent change, in one of three genes that they … Continue reading

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How is Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosed?


According to the National Institute on Aging, “Alzheimer’s disease can be definitively diagnosed only after death by linking clinical course with an examination of brain tissue and pathology in an autopsy. But doctors now have several methods and tools to … Continue reading

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How is Alzheimer’s Disease Treated?


How is Alzheimer’s Disease Treated? According to the National Institute on Aging, ”Alzheimer’s disease is a complex disease, and no single “magic bullet” is likely to prevent or cure it. That’s why current treatments focus on several different aspects, including helping people maintain … Continue reading

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Managing Behavioral Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease


Managing Behavioral Symptoms According to the National Institute on Aging, Common behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer’s include sleeplessness, agitation, wandering, anxiety, anger, and depression. Scientists are learning why these symptoms occur and are studying new treatments—drug and non-drug—to manage them. Treating … Continue reading

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Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease


Slowing, Delaying, or Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease According to the National Institute on Aging, “Alzheimer’s disease research has developed to a point where scientists can look beyond treating symptoms to think about addressing the underlying disease process.” In ongoing clinical trials, … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Family Support


Supporting Families and Caregivers According to the National Institute on Aging, “Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease can have high physical, emotional, and financial costs. The demands of day-to-day care, changing family roles, and difficult decisions about placement in a care … Continue reading

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What Causes Alzheimer’s?


According to the National Institute on Aging, “Scientists don’t yet fully understand what causes Alzheimer’s disease, but it is clear that it develops because of a complex series of events that take place in the brain over a long period … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease-Mild, Moderate and Severe


November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month. Here’s more information from the National Institute on Aging on mild, moderate and severe stages of Alzheimer’s Disease. Mild Alzheimer’s Disease “As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, memory loss continues and changes in other cognitive … Continue reading

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Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease


November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. According to the National Institute on Aging, “Although we still don’t know what starts the Alzheimer’s disease process, we do know that damage to the brain begins as many as 10 to 20 years before … Continue reading

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