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Workshops Help Families Understand Dementia Behaviors

In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers.

The Alzheimer’s Association will present a three-part series and hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s.

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementias is very […]

Managing multiple health conditions

Studies of older adults with dementia and their caregivers have shown that very often, the older adult’s desire to be self-sufficient often clashes with the caregiver’s concerns about the individual’s safety. However, researchers have also identified areas of friction among older adults who do not have dementia and their caregivers.

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Alzheimer’s Disease Fast Facts

Here is a look at Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive brain disorder that leads to loss of memory and other intellectual abilities.

Facts:Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, which is a general term for the loss of memory and intellectual abilities.

Alzheimer’s disease is fatal and there is no cure. It is a […]

ADx Healthcare Launches New Alzheimer’s Genetic Test in Partnership with Helix

ADx Healthcare, a physician-owned provider of Alzheimer’s disease-related testing, today announced the launch of its Alzheimer’s Disease APOE genetic test in partnership with Helix, a personal genomics company. The first product to be available on the Helix store is a US-based, physician-approved, single gene test that reports on each separate variant of the APOE gene: […]

Global aging populations mean that dementia rates are about to skyrocket

The 50 million people currently living with dementia make up about 0.7% of the population. By 2050, the proportion of people living with dementia is predicted to double, up to about 1.4% of the population. That ratio translates to some 131.5 million people worldwide.

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Penn and Drexel experts see hope for better lives with dementia

It’s hard to argue that hearing you have dementia is not deeply depressing. After all, most forms of dementia are progressive, fatal and, currently, untreatable.

But Philadelphia aging experts Laura Gitlin and Nancy Hodgson see hope. “There’s always something you can do,” said Hodgson, chair of gerontology at the University of Pennsylvania School of […]

Number of people with dementia set to double but stigma ‘leading to delayed diagnosis’

SOME PEOPLE ARE “afraid or embarrassed” to talk to people with dementia, according to the Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

However, a new survey published ahead of World Alzheimer Month, which is taking place in September, has found that attitudes are changing in this regard.

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Vascular dementia signs: Early stages of the degenerative disease you need to recognise

VASCULAR dementia is one of the most common types of dementia, affecting around 150,000 people in the UK. Because it tends to get worse over time, it’s important to recognise the signs of the disease in the early stages. There are four symptoms to watch out for.

Vascular dementia is caused by reduced blood flow […]

Fighting Alzheimer’s with ‘decoy receptors’

One day, it might be possible to harness the immune system and coerce it into tackling Alzheimer’s disease. A recent study brings us one step closer to making this a reality.

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that affects around 5.7 millionindividuals in the United States.

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The early stages Alzheimer’s disease is nothing more than a minor disability

What would happen to our Country if God forbid our President was in the early stages of memory loss Ronald Reagan is a good example.

Ron Reagan, the late president’s son has written a memoir about his father to celebrate the 100th year of his birth. In this memoir Ron states […]