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Sally the Cat Comforts Dementia Patients at the End of Their Life

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) — It’s not every day that you see an animal walking the halls of a nursing home but at Riverside Transitional Care, Sally the Cat is a star.

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Dementia Caregivers Help Create App

INDIANAPOLIS – Most people with dementia rely on a family member or friend as their primary caregiver, and the burden weighs heavy.

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Companion dogs may be a key to solving dementia

New research measured an Alzheimer’s disease-associated peptide (Aβ42) in companion dog brains and found that higher abundance is associated with increased cognitive decline.

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8 Types of Dementia and How to Recognize Their Symptoms, According to Experts

For most people, Alzheimer’s disease is the first condition they think of when they hear the word dementia—and for understandable reasons. The degenerative brain disease is the most common type of dementia, an umbrella term for loss of memory, language, and other thinking abilities that become severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily life.

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Alzheimer’s spouses can learn how to be less-stressed caregivers

Seats are still available at the ABC of Dementia workshop that will be conducted at the Lady Lake Library at 225 W. Guava Street in Lady Lake on Thursday, Sept. 9. The event, to be conducted 10 a.m. to noon, is free and open to the public.

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Study tests two drug treatments for early-onset Alzheimer’s disease

Treatment with either gantenerumab or solanezumab, two monoclonal antibodies, did not slow down cognitive decline in people who have a type of early-onset dementia called dominantly inherited Alzheimer’s disease (DIAD), according to a recent study.

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Brain tissue inflammation is key to Alzheimer’s disease progression

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 26, 2021 – Neuroinflammation is the key driver of the spread of pathologically misfolded proteins in the brain and causes cognitive impairment in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine reveal in a paper published today in Nature Medicine.

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Mobile app to help find missing people with dementia launches soon in Waterloo region Social Sharing

A mobile alert app to assist in finding missing people who have dementia has been developed through a collaboration with community leaders and researchers at the University of Waterloo.

Developers are hopeful the app — Community ASAP — will address a gap in available tools when it comes to alerts for missing older adults and […]

Alzheimer’s Whisperer: What to read or recommend to dementia patients

For so many people, reading is a way to keep the brain agile, but it is also an exciting, entertaining way to engage with the world around us.

Not only are books full of thrilling stories and intriguing information, but just the act of reading can be extremely beneficial to brain health.

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Vascular dementia symptoms: The difference between dementia and vascular dementia

Dementia is an umbrella term for diseases that cause the impaired ability to remember, think or make decisions. Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s Disease and vascular dementia are all types of dementia. Express.co.uk reveals how vascular dementia differs from other kinds of dementia and what the main symptoms of the disease are.

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