Posts Tagged ‘Memory impairment’

Alzheimer'sDeathRateHigherInFormerNFLPlayers

Alzheimer’s Death Rate Higher in Former NFL Players

Retired pro football players seem to have higher-than-average risks of dying from Alzheimer’s or Lou Gehrig’s disease, U.S. government researchers reported Wednesday. In a study of more than 3,400 retired National Football League (NFL) players, the researchers found that death rates from the two brain diseases were four times higher than those in the general […]

What is Alzheimer's and what can be done?

State-Of-The-Art Imaging Technology For Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarker Development

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is one of the most common brain disorders, with an estimated 35 million people affected worldwide. In the last decade, research has advanced our understanding of how AD affects the brain. However, diagnosis continues to rely primarily on neuropsychological tests which can only detect the disease after clinical symptoms begin. In a […]

IsolationHurtsAlzheimer'sPatientsAndCaregivers

Alzheimer’s Isolation Hurts the Patient and Caregiver

Living in a world of isolation can be a harmful place to dwell. Unfortunately, when dealing with Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related diseases, dissociation almost becomes a symptom for patients and their caregivers. Many patients sequester themselves away due to embarrassment. They go to great measures not to feel or look foolish in front of others, […]