Posts Tagged ‘early-onset’

Caregiving Early Onset Alzheimer's Chris and Mark Donham

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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You Could have Alzheimer’s Disease at Age 30: Understanding the Value of Early-onset Alzheimer’s Research | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

While dementia most often affects older adults, people as young as 30 have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Alois Alzheimer first described the disease named for him in 1906. His pioneering descriptions of symptoms (loss of cognitive function) and abnormal brain pathology (plaques and tangles in brain tissue) were based on observations […]

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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 […]

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Loss of Smell Can Be One of The Earliest Sign’s of Alzheimer’s Disease | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

A loss of a sense of smell can be one of the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease. New research suggests that an abnormal form of a protein — amyloid precursor protein, or APP — which has been previously associated with the Alzheimer’s disease may be to blame. A study in mice found that animals genetically […]

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Pat Summitt, Coach of Tennessee Lady Vols Diagnosed with Early-Onset Dementia | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

August 25, 2011 – Pat Summitt plans to coach the Tennessee women’s basketball team “as long as the good Lord is willing,” despite recently being diagnosed with early-onset dementia. “There’s not going to be any pity party and I’ll make sure of that,” she told the Knoxville News Sentinel Monday evening. The News Sentinel and […]

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Potential Target for Treating Common Form of Early-Onset Dementia Identified

No cure exists for frontotemporal dementia, which strikes between the ages of 40 and 64 and accounts for at least one in four cases of early-onset dementia. Caused by the death of cells in the front and sides of the brain, the disease can lead to dramatic changes in a patient’s personality and behavior, including […]