The Top Modifiable Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s

Modifiable Alzheimer's Risk Factors. Alzheimer's Prevalence and cost

This article describes the top modifiable Alzheimer’s risk factors, and explains what you can do to reduce them. Currently there are no truly effective disease-altering treatments for Alzheimer’s, and by 2050 13 million Americans are predicted to have Alzheimer’s. The good news is that a number of the risk factors for Alzheimer’s can be reduced by appropriate behavior.

My Plan to Avoid the Terror of Short Term Memory Loss

Avoiding short term memory loss: Daily activities on Google Calendar

My mother has severe short term memory loss. As her caregiver, I have found that her short term memory impairment has many adverse consequences. My experience with my mother has made me concerned about how I could avoid the horrors that come with short term memory loss when it inevitably hits me in the future.

While I cannot prevent short term memory loss, I do believe that I can mitigate the confusion and anxiety that comes with not being able to mentally track my daily activities. My solution is a simple technological memory prosthesis – a “wearable” calendar. This article describes my idea and how I am implementing it.

My mother’s poor short term memory reduces quality of life.

My mother's poor short term memory reduces quality of life.

My mother has complete short term memory loss. Her long term memory is not impaired. The short term memory loss syndrome results in: difficulty in learning new things, difficulty in keeping track of things, social difficulty (impossible to carry on a conversation – always repeating questions and not remembering the answer), and confusion. Once a concept or fact gets past short term memory and into long term memory, she is as normal as anyone else.