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Commonly asked questions and myths about Alzheimer’s disease

More than 5.7 million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer’s, according to Alzheimer’s Association data, and an estimated 16.1 million more take care of those afflicted with the neurodegenerative disease that has no known cure. It’s a disease that affects millions of Americans. Full Story

Longest Day honors people with Alzheimer’s and their Caregivers

June 21 marks summer solstice, the longest day of the year. But many days can feel like the longest day with people living with Alzheimer’s, a type of memory impairment.

Today about 47 million people worldwide live with dementia and that number is expected to rise to 75 million by 2030. According to the Alzheimer’s […]

Unlocked And Loaded: Families Confront Dementia And Guns

With a bullet in her gut, her voice choked with pain, Dee Hill pleaded with the 911 dispatcher for help.

“My husband accidentally shot me,” Hill, 75, of The Dalles, Ore., groaned on the May 16, 2015, call. “In the stomach, and he can’t talk, please …”

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Families help teach, raise awareness of Alzheimer’s

The Salon family discusses openly about the man they all love — a father, a husband, a grandfather — and the trials and triumphs they’ve gone through with him as he has struggled with Alzheimer’s.

The Salons are one of the many families who attended Saturday’s Rock-a-Thon fundraiser to raise funds and awareness in hopes […]

Community Voices: A new approach to Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, a time dedicated to increasing public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 5.7 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s. In 2018, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s every 65 seconds. By 2050, someone in the United States will develop the disease […]

People Power, Berkeley, IBM develop smart dementia solutions

Internet of Things (IoT) software company People Power has received funding from the US National Institute on Aging (sic) to develop in-home solutions for carers of dementia sufferers.

The company is partnering with researchers at UC Berkeley. The grant is expected to total $4.5 million over three years.

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Alzheimer’s Q&A:

As the disease progresses, mealtimes can become more difficult for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Start by offering a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, healthy oils, lean meats, fish and poultry, low-fat or nonfat dairy products and use less sugar and salt. The Mediterranean Diet plan is rich in these foods.

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Help for Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers

Caring for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia is always a daunting task. Those caregivers will be getting some much needed help during an upcoming conference in Tallahassee on Saturday, June 30.

The conference is hosted by the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association where David Huckabee is the vice president […]

Unpaid caregivers of seniors with dementia face higher rates of distress: report

A new digital report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), shows that nearly half of unpaid caregivers — children, spouses, and other family — of seniors with dementia experience distress, anger and depression.

The Public Health Agency of Canada, which collaborated with the CIHI on the report, estimates over 402,000 seniors over 65 […]

Surprising discovery about viruses and Alzheimer’s disease could open new avenues for treatment

Researchers may have found a tiny culprit — human herpes virus — in the progressive loss of memory, thinking ability and identity that comes with Alzheimer’s disease. And it could be a big deal.

In research that revives a suspicion first raised more than six decades ago, scientists have found higher levels of […]