Posts Tagged ‘Treatments’

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What are Good Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers? New Research Offers Additional Insight

This week, health care professionals and scientists from around the world met in Vancouver to present the latest cutting-edge research on Alzheimer’s disease for the annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. There was a lot of buzz about new studies, including drug advancements that could be potential treatments in the future. But for the average patient with Alzheimer’s, […]

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 […]

DementiaMustBeGlobalPriority

Dementia Must Be a Global Health Priority

Landmark data released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) in their first-ever report on the global impact of dementia: Dementia: A Public Health Priority show that around the world a new case of dementia occurs every four seconds. That is the equivalent of 7.7 million new cases each year. […]

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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 […]

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Long-Term Memory May Be Improved By Blocking ‘Oh-Glick-Nack’

Just as the familiar sugar in food can be bad for the teeth and waistline, another sugar has been implicated as a health menace and blocking its action may have benefits that include improving long-term memory in older people and treating cancer. Progress toward finding such a blocker for the sugar – with the appropriately […]

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 […]

Bilingual Brain Helps Against Alzheimer's Disease

Symptoms Of Dementia Warded Off By The Bilingual Brain

New research explains how speaking more than one language may translate to better mental health. A paper published by Cell Press in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences examines how being bilingual can offer protection from the symptoms of dementia, and also suggests that the increasing diversity in our world populations may have an unexpected […]

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 […]