Alzheimer's Disease http://wfpl.org en Louisville's Memory Cafe Gives People With Dementia, Caregivers a Place to Take a Break http://wfpl.org/post/louisvilles-memory-cafe-gives-people-dementia-caregivers-place-take-break <p>Louisville has joined a growing number of U.S. cities in creating a place for people with Alzheimer&rsquo;s Disease or other forms of dementia&mdash;and their caregivers&mdash;to socialize and share a meal. &nbsp;</p><p>It&#39;s called the Memory Café, a concept that perhaps can be best defined by what it&rsquo;s not.</p><p>It&rsquo;s not an adult daycare for people with dementia. It doesn&#39;t provide medical care. And it&rsquo;s not a support group in the traditional sense.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 16:53:36 +0000 Rick Howlett 7230 at http://wfpl.org Louisville's Memory Cafe Gives People With Dementia, Caregivers a Place to Take a Break Indiana Bill Would Require Alzheimer's Training for Police http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-bill-would-require-alzheimers-training-police <p>An Indiana lawmaker dismayed by a police officer's decision to use a stun gun on a nursing home patient is pushing for police to get training on how to interact with people with Alzheimer's disease.</p><p>Republican state Rep. Bill Friend of Macy says his bill is in response to last year's incident in which a Peru police officer used a stun gun five times on a 64-year-old nursing home resident with advanced Alzheimer's.</p><p>He tells The Kokomo Tribune the man's family asked him to create specific legislation for officers dealing with Alzheimer's patients.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 20:48:48 +0000 Associated Press 3337 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Bill Would Require Alzheimer's Training for Police Promising Alzheimer's Drug Being Developed At UK http://wfpl.org/post/promising-alzheimers-drug-being-developed-uk <p>A class of drugs developed by researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Kentucky could help reduce symptoms of Alzheimer&rsquo;s disease. Dr. Linda Van Eldik of UK&rsquo;s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging says the drug targets inflammation in the brain.</p><p>&ldquo;So we administered the drug early in the course of the disease, just when these pro-inflammatory molecules are beginning to develop. And by doing that, we reduced the inflammation back down to normal and we prevented the nerve cell damage and the behavioral deficits,&rdquo; she said.</p> Sat, 28 Jul 2012 18:00:00 +0000 Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio 1153 at http://wfpl.org Promising Alzheimer's Drug Being Developed At UK