Posts Tagged ‘Prevent’

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Using Computers May Prevent Cognitive Decline

In fact, it may help prevent cognitive decline like that other evil of the modern age: exercise. In addition to exercise and good nutrition for the aging brain, using the computer to keep your mind active could prevent mild cognitive impairment (MCI). This form of cognitive decline falls in between normal age-related memory problems and […]

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A New Attack on Alzheimer’s Disease

The Obama administration has announced a bold research program to test whether a drug can prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease well before any symptoms appear. It is a long shot, but the payoff could be huge. Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, which steadily robs patients of their memory, followed by full-blown dementia. […]

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New Drug Trial Aims To Prevent Alzheimer’s Before It Starts

Researchers will test an experimental drug that could prevent Alzheimer’s disease in people who are genetically slated to develop Alzheimer’s disease but have yet to exhibit symptoms. On Tuesday, the federal government unveiled its National Alzheimer’s Plan to find effective ways to prevent and treat dementia and Alzheimer’s by 2025. On Wednesday, the plan’s scope […]

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Exercise Program For Seniors May Prevent Dementia

Cognitive decline is a pressing global health care issue. Worldwide, one case of dementia is detected every seven seconds. Mild cognitive impairment is a well recognized risk factor for dementia, and represents a critical window of opportunity for intervening and altering the trajectory of cognitive decline in seniors. A new study by researchers at the […]

HDE Home Care – Oregon In Home Care Services

HDE Home Care – In Home Care Services HDE Home Care is a family-owned in home care agency, licensed in the state of Oregon. We improve the quality of life for seniors and people with disabilities by providing caregivers for one-on-one assistance with activities of daily living. We serve most of NW Oregon including the […]

Stratford at Maple Leaf – Washington Senior Assisted Living Community

Stratford at Maple Leaf – Senior Assisted Living Community The Stratford at Maple Leaf offers assisted living apartments for seniors with Alzheimer’s and memory care needs. We offer continuum of care, so as your needs change, you can remain in one place. In addition to great care staff, the Memory Care program is designed to […]

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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 […]

MRI Scans Predict Alzheimer’s Disease

MRI Scans Predict Alzheimer’s Disease In Older Patients

Investigators from the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, have shown that in most elderly patients invasive and expensive techniques, i.e. lumbar puncture and PET scan, are not useful to establish the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. They arrived at this conclusion after analysis of data from the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), a large collaborative research project […]

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 […]

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 […]