Posts Tagged ‘National Institute on Aging’

Alzheimer's Caregiver Health Examined

Examining the Health of Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Alzheimer’s is a debilitating disease for its victims — but it can also take a toll on a patient’s caregiver. Led by epidemiology professor Joan Monin, researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have conducted a study evaluating the ways in which Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers maintain stable and trusting relationships. Caregivers are […]

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Alzheimer’s Drug Shows Positive Results In Mild Cases

Combined results from two studies of an experimental Alzheimer’s drug suggest it might modestly slow mental decline, especially in patients with mild disease. Taken separately, the studies on the drug — Eli Lilly & Co.’s solanezumab — missed their main goals of significantly slowing the mind-robbing disease or improving activities of daily living. But pooled […]

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Four New Alzheimer’s Genes Found Double Risk of Developing the Disease

In the largest study of its kind, researchers from a consortium of 44 universities and research institutions in the United States, including Rush University Medical Center, identified four new genes linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Each gene individually adds to the risk of having this common form of dementia later in life. The findings, published in […]

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New Study Will Determine Whether the Potential Benefits of Aspirin Outweigh the Risks

Aspirin may help older people to live well for longer by delaying the onset of illnesses. In fact, previous studies have shown that low dose aspirin: • Reduces the risk of heart attack, stroke and vascular events in middle aged people • May help to prevent cognitive decline and forms of cancer such as bowel […]

Young onset Alzheimer's Disease

Living Gracefully With Younger Onset Alzheimer’s

By Susan Frick Every month for many years, I have had the wonderful opportunity to listen to an amazing group of people. Their knowledge and insights have taught me about living while facing some of life’s most difficult challenges. Sponsored by the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, this monthly group is for people living with younger […]

Caring For A Person With Alzheimer’s Disease

Caring For A Person With Alzheimer’s Disease Your Easy-to-Use Guide From the National Institute on Aging This guide is for people who care for family members or others with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) at home. Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease is a FREE 136-page eBook written by the professionals from the National Institute on Aging and […]

Brain Exercises May Slow Cognitive Decline Initially, But Speed Up Dementia Later

You have likely heard the advice that keeping your brain active can help ward off Alzheimer’s disease. A study by researchers at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center finds that playing games, going to museums and doing other mentally stimulating activities can delay the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. However, if dementia does develop, it progresses more rapidly […]

Endear Supports the Rush University Medical Center for Charity

Endear Welcomes the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center as Its new Featured Charity

Endear is proud to announce that the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, has chosen us to showcase them as our “Featured Charity”. Endear for Alzheimer’s focuses on brining about awareness for Alzheimer’s and related disorders. Personally, I feel that Alzheimer’s research is one of the most important activities that our society will be engaged in […]

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Trying to Stop a Tsunami

The statistics on Alzheimer’s disease are grim. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one in eight older Americans has the disease, adding up to 5.4 million people in the United States alone. As the population ages, these numbers are expected to grow (some estimates project the number at more than 15 million by 2050), leading experts […]

Older Adults Increased Cognitive Decline When Hospitalized

Older Adults Suffer Increased Cognitive Decline When Hospitalized

A new study published in Neurology suggests that older adults who are hospitalized may have an increased risk of subsequent cognitive decline. The study, conducted by researchers at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center and the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center, found that hospitalization of older adults was associated with increased memory […]