Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’

Conference about dementia for African Americans

Aging and Memory in the African American Community Conference

The Aging and Memory in the African American Community Conference, scheduled for June 2nd, 2012, is the signature educational event organized by the PreSERVE Coalition designed to initiate healthy change for individuals and community. The PreSERVE Coalition is a group of individuals from healthcare, service organizations and the community, collaborating on initiatives that support the […]

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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 […]

Shining Light on Alzheimer's and dementia

Casual Fridays: Showing Simple Delights of Alzheimer’s – “Laughing and Singing”

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 […]

Behavior Based Treatment For Alzheimer's Patients

Behavior-Based Treatment An Option For Dementia Patients

Dementia, an acute loss of cognitive ability, can be marked by memory loss, decreased attention span, and disorientation. It occurs in severe disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. Despite the fact that the condition is common, especially among older persons, there is still a lack of effective treatment. According to Prof. Jiska Cohen-Mansfield of Tel Aviv […]

eCaring.com – Innovative Web Based System for Recording, Monitoring, and Managing Home Health Care | Home Health Care Management

eCaring – Better Lives Through Better Care Our mission is to make home health care better. eCaring is an innovative, low cost, web-based system to gather and share home care information. Our easy-to-use, icon-based system enables home care workers, caregivers, and seniors themselves to enter comprehensive information about care, conditions, status, and activity of a […]

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 […]

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The Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Market Will Nearly Triple Over the Next Ten Years, Increasing from $5.4 Billion in 2010 to $14.3 Billion in 2020 | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Decision Resources, one of the world’s leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the Alzheimer’s disease drug market will nearly triple over the next ten years, increasing from $5.4 billion in 2010 to $14.3 billion in 2020 in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Japan. […]

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Non-Prescription Treatments and Preventatives Help Alzheimer’s Disease

A recently published study on a popular Alzheimer’s disease drug demonstrated that there is no significant difference between patients taking the prescription drug and those taking a placebo. With one in seven Americans over the age of 71 affected by some form of dementia, the popularity of pharmaceuticals that offer any glimmer of hope is […]