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New blood test could be cheaper way to diagnose Alzheimer’s

A blood test for Alzheimer’s that costs a fraction of the cost of a brain scan or spinal tap may be almost as accurate, according to new research.

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Letter: Medicare’s decision wrong on Alzheimer’s drug

In July 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved aducanumab – the first treatment to address the underlying cause of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Simple memory test could signal Alzheimer’s disease years before symptoms show

NEW YORK — As we age, it’s not uncommon to have a brain fart here and there. But when does forgetfulness become more than just a mindless mistake?

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Could a jolt to the brain help people with Alzheimer’s?

An estimated 280,000 Pennsylvanians age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s and about half a million family caregivers bear the burden of the disease across the state.

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Free Alzheimer’s, dementia and caregiving webinar on March 10

Whether you’re new to caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia, or you’re looking for extra help in your caregiving corner, an upcoming webinar can help sort through the most talked about topics of the condition.

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A brother’s struggle inspires new Alzheimer’s and dementia research collaboration

USC Trustee Daniel J. Epstein knows firsthand how Alzheimer’s disease impacts families. His brother and identical twin, David Epstein, passed away in December after living 15 years with the memory-robbing illness.

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The undiagnosed spectre of dementia

As baby boomers get on in life, New Zealand faces a whole new range of public health problems.

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Your Brain On Dementia

Dementia is not a single disease, but more of an umbrella term for cognitive changes that can affect a person as they age.

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Coping with Dementia: Care partner as student

Recently, my partner Ed and I traveled to North Carolina to visit Soltys Place, a dementia day care center run by Teepa Snow, the founder of the Positive Approach to Care, which provides the core training for the philosophy and techniques of my company, Coping with Dementia LLC.

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Dementia: Six early signs – it can ‘be tricky to spot the symptoms early on’

DEMENTIA can cause a number of changes, and there are a variety of signs to be aware of. Research shows there are more than 850,000 people in the UK who have dementia.

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