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Pulse Pressure Elevation Could Presage Cerebrovascular Disease In Alzheimer’s Patients

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System have shown that elevated pulse pressure may increase the risk of cerebrovascular disease (CVD) in older adults with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Their study has been published in the early online edition of Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease in advance of the […]

Alzheimer's Diagnosis Possible With Scan

Alzheimer Diagnosis Possible With Scan

A much-anticipated test developed by Eli Lilly & Co. that detects the presence of proteins in the brain that are related to Alzheimer’s disease was approved Friday by the Food and Drug Administration. The tool could enable clinicians to detect Alzheimer’s earlier and more accurately in patients at the earliest sign of memory problems—a potential […]

Antibiotics For Alzheimer's Disease

Antibiotics for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Researchers believe they have gained key insights on the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings could lead to the development of antibiotic treatments that could prevent the onset of the devastating illness. Investigators have learned that a key protein, called a tau-protein, transforms from being a critical component of normal brain function to […]

Shining Light on Alzheimer's and dementia

Casual Fridays: Showing Simple Delights of Alzheimer’s – “Pinto!”

Casual Fridays are a series of real stories about people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. They are positive, slightly sad but enlightening. I want to show that you can still have intimate personal connections with people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Additionally, I hope that readers can relate them to their own experiences. While some of these […]

Memory Changes in Aging Brain are Normal

Some Memory Changes in Aging Brain are Normal

Dementia and its evil twin, Alzheimer’s, may have moved ahead of cancer on the list of most feared diseases, especially among baby boomers, who have begun to believe it is their inescapable fate if they have the bad luck to live too long. So we grasp at any news about aging, hoping that medical science […]

Different Types of Dementia

Alzheimer’s is Not Alone. What are the Other Types of Dementia?

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare, degenerative, invariably fatal brain disorder. It affects about one person in every one million people per year worldwide; in the United States there are about 200 cases per year. CJD usually appears in later life and runs a rapid course. Typically, onset of symptoms occurs about age […]

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Realities of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Caregiving | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Today we will continue to honor Alzheimer’s disease Caregivers. As November is National Caregiver Month and National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, we would like to take special notice of Mark Donham and to the late, Christine Donham. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to speak with Mark about his journey with Christine (Chris). […]

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Alzheimer’s Caregiving the Radioman Way: A “Thank You” to all Caregivers

In honor of November as National Caregiver Month and National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month we would like to take special notice of Mark Donham and to the late, Christine Donham. Within the past week we have posted a couple articles about Christine (Chris), and Mark’s story about their experience with Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Chris noticed […]

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What All Caretakers Need to Know to Survive Financially | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Increasing numbers of adult children must provide care for an aging parent, which can take a significant toll on their finances. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce those costs. Lucy Lazarony was 34 when her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The diagnosis didn’t immediately change Lazarony’s life. She had recently left her reporting job […]

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Fish Oil For Cognitive Health: The Investigation Continues | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Recent media coverage about health research has emphasized study results indicating that fish oil as a treatment to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease has proven to be ineffective. Widely cited as the source of this information is an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association describing the results of an NIA study […]