Alzheimer's http://wrkf.org en What Makes Alzheimer's Respite Center Award-Winning http://wrkf.org/post/what-makes-alzheimers-respite-center-award-winning <p>Barbara Auten, Director of Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area, says "patient-centered care" is the key to the success of Charlie's Place in Baton Rouge.</p><p> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 25751 at http://wrkf.org Concussions May Increase Alzheimer's Risk, But Only For Some http://wrkf.org/post/concussions-may-increase-alzheimers-risk-only-some Doctors have long suspected that head trauma boosts the risk of getting Alzheimer's disease later on, but the evidence on that has been mixed.<p>But it looks like people who have memory problems and a history of concussion are more likely to have a buildup of plaques in the brain that are a risk factor for Alzheimer's, according to researchers at the Mayo Clinic.<p>But there were also people in the study who had had concussions and who didn't have <a href="http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/publication/part-2-what-happens-brain-ad/hallmarks-ad">amyloid plaques </a>in their brains. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Nancy Shute 20592 at http://wrkf.org Concussions May Increase Alzheimer's Risk, But Only For Some Care for the Alzheimer's Caregivers http://wrkf.org/post/care-alzheimers-caregivers <p>The average person with Alzheimer's has three to 10 caregivers over the course of the disease.</p><p>Barbara Auten, executive director of Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area, explains the services the organization offers to families taking care of those who've been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.</p><p> Sun, 08 Sep 2013 11:47:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 15805 at http://wrkf.org