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Foods for Healthy Brain and Enhanced Memory
June 14, 2024
Foods for Healthy Brain and Enhanced Memory

Essential nutrients in oily fish, berries, almonds, and other brain-boosting foods may enhance both short- and long-term brain function. The brain requires a lot of healthy nourishment to sustain focus...

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June 5, 2024
Healthy Lifestyle May Help Offset Cognitive Decline Even in Dementia Patients

According to a recent study, eating healthily, exercising, and abstaining from alcohol and tobacco can all help prevent or slow mental decline. The study revealed that by adopting these healthy...

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Early-Stage Dementia
May 23, 2024
Tips to Help You Live Alone With Early-Stage Dementia

An individual in the early stages of dementia may be able to live alone and entirely autonomously for some time, particularly with the help of family and friends. Many individuals...

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Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)
May 14, 2024
Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD): Types, Symptoms, and Stages

There are various types of dementia. One of these is frontotemporal dementia, which impacts the brain regions critical for language, behavior, and personality. Frontotemporal dementia (FTD), also known as frontotemporal...

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Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
May 6, 2024
Everything You Should Know About Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a degenerative and fatal brain disorder caused by repeated traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), such as concussions and head blows. It is also linked to the...

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Viagra Reduces Alzheimer's Risk by Over 50%
April 24, 2024
A New Study Reveals that Viagra Reduces Alzheimer’s Risk by Over 50%

A new study that supports some earlier findings implies that the erectile dysfunction medication Viagra may soon be recommended as a treatment to lower the risk of Alzheimer's and aid...

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Fat build-up in brain cells may be responsible for Alzheimer’s
April 18, 2024
Fat build-up in brain cells may be responsible for Alzheimer’s: Study

Researchers have discovered evidence that fat deposition in brain cells may be the underlying cause of Alzheimer's. Fat droplets seem to accumulate in brain immune cells as the major genetic...

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Type 2 Diabetes and Alzheimer's Risk
April 8, 2024
How Type 2 Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Risk May be Related

A recent study found evidence that there is a link between type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's risk, which some health experts refer to as type 3 diabetes. Researchers said consuming...

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AI May Predict Alzheimer’s
March 28, 2024
AI May Predict Alzheimer’s up to Seven Years Before Symptoms Manifest

Using artificial intelligence (AI), researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have been able to forecast an individual's likelihood of developing Alzheimer's up to seven years before any symptoms...

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Air Pollution Linked to Increased Alzheimer's
March 15, 2024
Air Pollution Linked to Increased Alzheimer’s Markers in the Brain

A recent study found that amyloid plaques, the biomarkers for Alzheimer's, were more prevalent in the brains of those exposed to higher concentrations of fine particulate air pollution. The researchers...

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Alcoholic Dementia_ Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
March 6, 2024
Alcoholic Dementia: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Alcohol abuse can eventually lead to symptoms similar to dementia. However, quitting drinking can occasionally reverse these consequences or at least slow them down. Alcoholic dementia, often known as alcohol-related...

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Blood Test Detect Early Symptoms of Alzheimer’s
February 28, 2024
A New Blood Test Could Detect Early Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

Currently, there is no single, simple diagnostic test for Alzheimer's. Developing a straightforward, non-invasive, and inexpensive early diagnostic test could aid in early diagnosis and the targeting of new Alzheimer's...

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Dementia That Affects the Brains of Men and Women
February 20, 2024
A Kind of Dementia That Affects the Brains of Men and Women Differently

Dementia is a neurological condition that impairs cognitive functions such as memory, language, and the ability to recognize and deal with emotions. Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is among the...

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Vision Problems May be an Early Alzheimer’s Warning
February 12, 2024
Vision Problems May be an Early Alzheimer’s Warning: Study

Alzheimer's impacts the brain but may also affect the eyes. A recent study found that almost 94% of participants with an unusual vision problem also exhibited Alzheimer's pathology. Researchers emphasized...

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Improving Deep Sleep May Help Stave Off Dementia
January 29, 2024
Improving Deep Sleep May Help Stave Off Dementia: Study

A recent study suggests that losing slow-wave sleep as you get older may raise your risk of acquiring dementia. A good night's sleep is crucial for maintaining brain function and...

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Menopause And Dementia Risk
January 17, 2024
What Should You Know About Menopause And Dementia Risk

Approximately 6 million people 65 and older in the United States have Alzheimer's [1]. The fact that women make up nearly two-thirds of them has long been a source of...

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A Study Links Hidden Belly Fat in Midlife to Alzheimer’s
January 10, 2024
A Study Links Hidden Belly Fat in Midlife to Alzheimer’s

Researchers from the Radiological Society of North America have connected a specific kind of body fat to the development of Alzheimer's. There is a correlation between increased amounts of proteins...

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Flu Shots May Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s
December 28, 2023
Flu Shots May Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s & Related Dementias

Researchers discovered that vaccines may lower the risk of getting Alzheimer's and associated disorders by increasing the immune system. There are several reasons to get a flu vaccination. However, there...

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Support Alzheimer’s Caregivers by Donating
December 18, 2023
Support Alzheimer’s Caregivers by Donating this Holiday Season

The holidays are almost here. Spending time with loved ones during this wonderful time of year is just delightful. However, it may be a challenging time of year for the...

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Family Caregivers During the Holiday Season
December 6, 2023
How to Assist Family Caregivers During the Holiday Season

If you have a family member who devotes their time to care for an aging loved one, you are undoubtedly aware of the significant sacrifice required. It takes a lot...

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Tips For Family Caregivers
November 29, 2023
Tips For Family Caregivers: Taking Care of Yourself

One of the most crucial things you can do as a caregiver is to look after yourself. Caregiving is not easy. Everyone has to make adjustments and give up something....

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How To Prepare To Become A Family Caregiver
November 15, 2023
How to Prepare to Become a Family Caregiver

Being a family caregiver generally starts with two conflicting realities: you are glad to help because you love your loved one, but there is frequently little time to prepare for...

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National Family Caregivers Month
November 7, 2023
November 2023: The National Family Caregivers Month.

Every year, millions of Americans take on one of the most challenging tasks in the world: caring for friends and family members who suffer from physical and mental diseases. They...

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Showering Identify An Early Sign Of Alzheimer’s
October 25, 2023
How Showering May Help Identify an Early Sign of Alzheimer’s

Health professionals have advised an early symptom of dementia that can be detected while taking a shower, one that many individuals might not even be aware of. While taking a...

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Molecular Road To Alzheimer’s
October 16, 2023
New Research has Revealed a “Molecular Road” to Alzheimer’s

Genetic detective work by Brigham researchers has revealed a promising new therapy method for Alzheimer's. The severity, age of onset, and presentation of Alzheimer's disease (AD) vary widely among individuals....

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Music Influence Alzheimer’s Patients
October 6, 2023
Can Music Influence Alzheimer’s Patients?

Alzheimer's is a devastating illness that impairs a person's capacity for thought, reasoning, memory, and independent functioning. Amyloid plaques are protein clumps that form between neurons in the brain and...

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World Alzheimer’s Day 2024
September 27, 2023
World Alzheimer’s Day 2023 Theme: “Never too early, never too late.”

Every September, people around the world gather to raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Everyone is encouraged to participate in World Alzheimer's Month, from individuals to major organizations,...

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CRISPR Might Be Promising In Treating Alzheimer’s
September 27, 2023
CRISPR Might be Promising in Treating Alzheimer’s

CRISPR-Cas9, the Nobel Prize-winning gene-editing technology discovered by Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier, is on the verge of entering clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease. However, experts emphasize addressing the obstacles...

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Intermittent Fasting May Improve Memory In Alzheimer’s Patients
September 15, 2023
Intermittent fasting may improve memory in Alzheimer’s patients.

Time-restricted feeding, also known as intermittent fasting, involves limiting the energy consumed to specific times of the day and fasting the rest of the time. According to a recent study,...

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New Dementia Risk Study Finds
September 10, 2023
A New Dementia Risk Study Finds 11 Key Causes of the Condition

Researchers have developed a method that can predict if someone will experience dementia within the next 14 years using the 11 dementia risk variables they have discovered. In British populations,...

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The Amyloid Hypothesis Of Alzheimer’s
August 31, 2023
The Amyloid Hypothesis of Alzheimer’s: Are we on the right track?

According to estimates, the global dementia population will grow from roughly 57 million in 2019 to 153 million by 2050 [1]. About 60–70% of these cases are due to Alzheimer's....

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How To Tell When A Person With Dementia Is Nearing The End Of Their Life
August 17, 2023
How to tell when a person with dementia is nearing the end of their life

When a loved one has late-stage dementia, knowing what to anticipate might be helpful. The loss of a loved one can be a difficult notion to grasp and comprehend. Understanding...

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Your Gut May Influence Your Risk Of Alzheimer’s
August 3, 2023
Your Gut May Influence Your Risk of Alzheimer’s: Study

A recent study relates the risk of Alzheimer's to the gut microbiome. People with early indicators of the disease exhibited similar gut microbiome compositions that differed from those without early...

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How Long Can A Person With Dementia Live Without Food
July 31, 2023
How Long Can a Person With Dementia Live Without Food?

Many people with dementia in its final stages might not eat or drink. Additionally, they could get dysphagia, which would make it difficult for them to swallow effectively. The amount...

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Excessive Alcohol Consumption Accelerates Alzheimer’s Progression
July 17, 2023
Excessive Alcohol Consumption Accelerates Alzheimer’s Progression.

Researchers at Scripps Research and the University of Bologna have recently discovered that the combination of genetic predisposition and alcohol use disorder (AUD) may hasten the progression of Alzheimer's. The...

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Sugar Intake May Raise Alzheimer’s Risk
July 7, 2023
Scientists Discover How Too Much Sugar Intake May Raise Alzheimer’s Risk

The precise biological mechanisms underlying this association between high blood sugar levels and an elevated risk of Alzheimer's were previously unknown. A recent investigation into ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP) channels, which...

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Eye Blood Vessel Damage May Drive Alzheimer’s
June 26, 2023
Eye Blood Vessel Damage May Drive Alzheimer’s

A new study revealed that abnormalities in the eye blood vessels could aid in the early detection of Alzheimer's. The team identified an aberration in the blood-retinal barrier, which stops...

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Could Menthol Inhalation Help Improve Memory In Alzheimer’s
June 19, 2023
Could menthol inhalation help improve memory in Alzheimer’s?

A recent study demonstrates that menthol inhalation enhances cognitive function in animal models of Alzheimer's. Researchers discovered that inhaling menthol reduced interleukin-1-beta levels, a protein that induces inflammation. The findings...

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Alzheimer’s: What Treatment Options Are Being Explored
June 9, 2023
Alzheimer’s: What treatment options are being explored?

Although there is yet no cure for Alzheimer's, the field is at a critical crossroads, which is prompting further study. A single, magical "cure" for this complicated disease is unlikely...

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A Sugar Molecule In The Blood May Predict Early Alzheimer’s
May 31, 2023
A sugar molecule in the blood may predict early Alzheimer’s

Early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's require reliable and cost-effective screening procedures. Recently, scientists at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden found a link between a specific kind of blood sugar...

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Researchers Discover A Genetic Variant That Protects Against Alzheimer’s
May 19, 2023
Researchers discover a genetic variant that protects against Alzheimer’s

Sometimes, a single outlier of a patient case might lead to the emergence of new research and the elucidation of disease-related facts. Researchers frequently draw links between the issues and...

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Can Anxiety Lead To Alzheimer’s
May 4, 2023
Can Anxiety Lead to Alzheimer’s?

Everybody experiences anxiety from time to time. It results from the fear or the worry that something unpleasant will happen. Anxiety disorders, such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), PTSD, panic...

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Diet Help Prevent Or Treat Alzheimer’s
May 2, 2023
Can diet help prevent or treat Alzheimer’s?

There are claims that several diets and supplements can help with Alzheimer's. However, people should be aware that there is no proof that any specific diet or nutrient helps prevent...

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Sound And Light As Potential Alzheimer’s Treatment
April 13, 2023
Sound and Light as Potential Alzheimer’s Treatment

A new study describes the first human trials of an experimental cure for Alzheimer's that uses sound and light. The preliminary findings are intriguing, with the novel treatment resulting in...

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Exercise Affect The Progression Of Alzheimer’s
April 5, 2023
Can Exercise Affect the Progression of Alzheimer’s?

Scientists have understood for a long time that exercise is beneficial to the body. They are demonstrating in recent years how good it is for the brain, too. Regular physical...

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Frontotemporal Dementia Differs From Alzheimer’s
March 28, 2023
How Frontotemporal Dementia Differs From Alzheimer’s

Although both frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and Alzheimer's can result in dementia, the affected brain regions and, as a result, the symptoms differ significantly between the two. Knowing the differences between...

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Fructose May Contribute To Alzheimer’s
March 16, 2023
Fructose May Contribute to Alzheimer’s: Study

According to a recent study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, increased fructose intake may be a chief cause of Alzheimer's. An ancient human foraging drive, fueled by...

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World’s Youngest Alzheimer’s Case
March 15, 2023
Neurologists Report World’s Youngest Alzheimer’s Case

Neurologists at a memory clinic in China have diagnosed a 19-year-old man with Alzheimer’s, making him the youngest person in the world with the condition. According to a recent case...

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Brain Stimulation May Help Improve Alzheimer’s Symptoms
February 23, 2023
Brain Stimulation May Help Improve Alzheimer’s Symptoms: Study

Researchers at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have discovered a brain network that, when stimulated, can improve Alzheimer's symptoms. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical procedure used to treat specific...

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Two Significant Alzheimer’s Risk
February 15, 2023
Two Significant Alzheimer’s Risk Factors Affect Men More Than Women

Researchers from the University of Alberta have found that two crucial risk factors for Alzheimer's disease have substantially different effects on men and women. Women are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease...

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New Blood Test Can Accurately Predict Alzheimer’s
February 1, 2023
New Blood Test Can Accurately Predict Alzheimer’s Years Before First Symptoms Appear

A new blood test can identify a hidden toxin that causes Alzheimer's years before symptoms such as memory loss or confusion appear. It could considerably speed up the diagnosis if...

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FDA Has Granted Accelerated Approval For Leqembi
January 26, 2023
FDA has Granted Accelerated Approval for Leqembi

Leqembi (lecanemab-irmb), a medication for treating Alzheimer's, received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration via the Accelerated Approval pathway on January 6th, 2023. Leqembi is the second drug...

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ChatGPT Aid In The Early Detection Of Alzheimer’s
January 12, 2023
Can the AI Driving ChatGPT Aid in the Early Detection of Alzheimer’s?

According to researchers, the artificial intelligence that powers the chatbot program ChatGPT—famous for its capacity to produce human-like responses when instructed—could aid in the early detection of Alzheimer's. Recent research...

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Insulin Resistance In An Alzheimer’s Patient’s Brain
January 4, 2023
What Causes Insulin Resistance in An Alzheimer’s Patient’s Brain?

The prevalence of neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer's disease rises as the population ages. Proteinopathies, abnormal protein buildups in the brain that impede neuronal function, distinguish these disorders. For instance, the...

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Children Exposed To Lead May Experience Dementia Symptoms Earlier
December 29, 2022
Children Exposed to Lead may Experience Dementia Symptoms Earlier

Lead is known to harm children's developing brains, and a recent study indicates that the consequences might last into old age. According to the study, lead exposure throughout childhood may...

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Viruses Play A Role In Alzheimer’s
December 20, 2022
More Evidence Suggests That Viruses Play a Role in Alzheimer’s

Viruses have been considered a controversial risk factor for Alzheimer’s for decades. It is a contentious hypothesis regarding the disease, frequently brushed aside by specialists as a dubious offshoot of...

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Potential Alzheimer’s Drug Fails Roche Trial
December 14, 2022
A Setback: Potential Alzheimer’s Drug Fails Roche Trial

The failure of a test medicine to reduce the Alzheimer's course in international clinical trials has dealt another blow to hopes for a cure for the disease. The possible drug...

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Surprising New Theory Explains What Might Cause Alzheimer’s
November 30, 2022
Surprising New Theory Explains What Might Cause Alzheimer’s

One of the most investigated questions in Alzheimer’s research is its cause. The accepted theory for more than a century was that amyloid plaque formation in the brain resulted in...

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Tips For Enjoyable Holidays For Caregivers Of Alzheimer’s Patients
November 24, 2022
Tips for Enjoyable Holidays for Caregivers of Alzheimer’s Patients

The holiday season can be a difficult time for families with Alzheimer's. Even though it is typically a time for celebration, they may feel a sense of loss for how...

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Depression Increase the Risk of Dementia
November 16, 2022
Can Depression Increase the Risk of Dementia?

Depression can affect people at any age, whereas dementia often affects older people. Depressive symptoms, particularly clinical depression, are a chief symptom of dementia, but they may also be a...

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Can Brain Training Help Prevent Dementia
October 31, 2022
Can Brain Training Help Prevent Dementia?

Brain training involves various activities such as crosswords, puzzles, and customized video games to challenge and stimulate the brain. Some commercial game providers claim that brain training can help prevent...

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Games And Activities For Dementia Patients
October 28, 2022
Games and Activities for Dementia Patients

Currently, there is no known cure for dementia, but some treatment options can help treat its symptoms and improve the quality of life. Researchers and pharmaceutical companies are exploring and...

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Smoking Increase The Risk Of Dementia
October 14, 2022
Does Smoking Increase the Risk of Dementia?

It is a well-known fact that smoking damages the heart and lungs. However, smokers and medical professionals intermittently pay less attention to how it can damage the brain. Smoking is...

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Emotional State After Alzheimer’s Diagnosis
October 10, 2022
How to deal with your patient’s emotional state after Alzheimer’s diagnosis

Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer's affects a person psychologically and emotionally, disturbing their thoughts and responses. They might experience a wide range of emotions and may feel depressed or sometimes...

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CBD Oil Treat Some Alzheimer’s Symptoms
September 20, 2022
Can CBD Treat Some Alzheimer’s Symptoms?

Cannabidiol (CBD) has gained popularity as a treatment for many ailments, from typical aches and pains to seizures. Now, some initial studies suggest that CBD may show promise in the...

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Care Options For Elderly Loved Ones With Alzheimer’s
September 16, 2022
Care Options for Elderly Loved Ones With Alzheimer’s

People with Alzheimer’s will require more care as they go through the stages of the disease. One explanation is that medications used to treat the disease can not cure the...

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Coconut Oil Help Symptoms Of Alzheimer’s
August 26, 2022
Can Coconut Oil Help with the symptoms of Alzheimer’s?

Some people have asserted that using coconut oil could help treat or even reverse Alzheimer's disease. These claims are due to a theory that brain cells in people with Alzheimer's...

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
August 23, 2022
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Can It Cause Dementia?

What is traumatic brain injury? Traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from a sudden, external, violent blow to the head that damages the brain, disrupting normal brain functioning. TBI is a...

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Alzheimer’s And Type 3 Diabetes
August 15, 2022
What you should know about Alzheimer’s and Type 3 diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a health condition in which the body does not produce enough insulin (a hormone responsible for blood sugar regulation in the body) or cannot effectively use...

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Sleep Changes In Dementia
July 20, 2022
Sleep changes in dementia: Why do people with dementia sleep a lot?

People with dementia usually spend a lot of time sleeping both during the day and night, especially in the late stages of the disease. The sleep pattern typically changes as...

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Alzheimer’s And Dementia Patient
July 7, 2022
Make the Hospital Stay Easier for Your Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patient

Staying in a hospital can be an unpleasant experience for anyone, but it may specifically be hazardous for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Situations such as...

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Technology Can Assist People With Alzheimer’s Disease And Dementia
June 14, 2022
How Technology Can Assist People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is frightening and overwhelming for both the patients and their caregivers. While people with Alzheimer’s may experience grave difficulties due to illness, caregivers often feel pressured and exhausted...

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Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA): Symptoms & Treatments
May 5, 2022
Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA): Symptoms & Treatments

What is Posterior Cortical Atrophy? Posterior cortical atrophy (PCA), also known as Benson’s syndrome, is a rare degenerative brain and neurological disorder caused due to a gradual and progressive deterioration...

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Parkinson’s Disease Dementia
April 22, 2022
What is Parkinson’s Disease Dementia?

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder of the central nervous system that affects an individual’s mobility and ability to perform regular activities. It typically occurs in older adults over...

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Dementia Patients Stop Eating
April 18, 2022
What to do if dementia patients stop eating?

People with dementia may experience difficulty eating, swallowing, and drinking as the disease progresses. Although this behavior can occur at any stage of the disease, it tends to be most...

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Strategies To Cope With Hallucinations & Delusions In Alzheimer’s & Dementia
April 8, 2022
Strategies To Cope With Hallucinations & Delusions In Alzheimer’s & Dementia

As the brain undergoes complex changes, people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia often see, hear, or even smell non-existent things. These behavioral issues are known as...

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Vascular Dementia
March 29, 2022
Everything You Need to Know About Vascular Dementia

Vascular dementia is the second most common cause of dementia in older adults after Alzheimer’s disease, accounting for approximately 15-20% of dementia cases. This disorder, also known as multi-infarct dementia,...

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Treatment Of Alzheimer’s Disease
March 25, 2022
Aducanumab Therapy for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Finding an effective treatment of Alzheimer’s, a devastating disease affecting about 6.2 million people in the US, is one of the primary goals of the research world. Scientists are trying...

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Funding For Alzheimer’s Research
March 22, 2022
Congress announced $289 million increase in funding for Alzheimer’s research

Alzheimer’s disease is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., killing approximately 80,000 people each year. According to some estimates, 1 in 3 older people die due to...

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Lewy Body Dementia: Symptoms & Diagnosis
March 16, 2022
Lewy Body Dementia: Symptoms & Diagnosis

Lewy body dementia (LBD) affects over a million individuals in the United States. Many experts consider it the third most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia,...

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Part Of The Brain Does Alzheimer’s Affect
March 7, 2022
What part of the brain does Alzheimer’s affect?

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disorder that starts and develops gradually in older people. As it progresses, the brain undergoes several changes, affecting memory, language, and thinking skills. Brain shrinkage...

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Genetic Testing Determine Alzheimer’s Disease Risk
February 25, 2022
Can Genetic Testing Determine Alzheimer’s Disease Risk?

Having a family history of Alzheimer’s disease might make you concerned about developing it yourself at an older age. In that case, you may want to undergo genetic testing to...

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Making the Home Safer
February 17, 2022
Making the Home Safer

Some people with Alzheimer’s can live at home for a very long time, perhaps the rest of their lives. Others may need to be placed in assisted living, and caregivers...

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Progression Of Alzheimer’s Disease
February 7, 2022
Ways to Slow the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia among older adults. Dementia is a progressive disorder of the brain characterized by a gradual loss of memory and cognitive functioning...

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Dementia May Cause Problems With Money Management
February 3, 2021
Dementia May Cause Problems with Money Management Years Before Diagnosis

People with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias may start having trouble managing their finances several years before their diagnosis, according to new research supported by NIA. Published online in JAMA...

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The Best News of 2020
February 3, 2021
The Best News of 2020

Thank you for being the only good thing to happen in 2020. My Father has Alzheimer’s and lives with me. I have been out of work for most of 2020...

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