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Landmark year for Alzheimer's disease and dementia support group - Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Landmark year for Alzheimer's disease and dementia support group - Norfolk Eastern Daily Press | Alzheimer's Disease Alexa Williams | Scoop.it
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Landmark year for Alzheimer's disease and dementia support group
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Many people would be forgiven for believing The Sycamore Tree was a regular luncheon club – and in many respects it is.
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Alexa Williams's comment, March 13, 2013 10:06 AM
Support groups for Alzheimer's have come on strong. Its original goal was to help those suffering with the disease. A couple has been running this support group for ten years and are satisfied with their accomplishments.
Alexa Williams's comment, March 13, 2013 10:10 AM
It is nice to know that our society is coming together to reach out to patients. Our society has come a long way to make improvements and support groups such as this aid to the cause. Friends are made through this group and the patients feelings always imrpove.
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Worming our way to new treatments for Alzheimer's disease - EurekAlert (press release)

Worming our way to new treatments for Alzheimer's disease EurekAlert (press release) Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, has no cure and there are currently only a handful of approved treatments that slow, but do not prevent, the...
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Alexa Williams's comment, March 12, 2013 10:15 AM
Researchers are taking new steps in order to improve treatment on the disease. They have been successful in using a worm to aid in screening. The combination of the worm and screening has allowed them to grasp a better understanding of the brain.
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Alzheimer's: why we should take the long view

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Alexa Williams's comment, March 12, 2013 10:01 AM
Jeremy Hughes is bringing our society to attention on the matter of Alzheimer's. In fact, he lost his dad to this disease. He wants the treatment of this disease to be improved because many people look past it.
Alexa Williams's comment, March 12, 2013 10:05 AM
As the head of Alzheimer's Society, he has shown disappointment in the way research has been conducted. We have spent a great deal of money on the research, but have not used resources efficiently. He encourages society to keep donating to the cause of the disease and pay close attention to the foundations around them.
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Program helps workers grasp dementia's toll - Ct Post

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Program helps workers grasp dementia's toll Ct Post STAMFORD -- Two home health aides for Jewish Family Services -- Grace Maxwell Davis and Helen Pepito -- said their work often brings them into contact with people suffering from Alzheimer's...
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Alexa Williams's comment, March 12, 2013 10:22 AM
Although many people might not care about the disease, there are some that feel for the patients and want to help them in any way possible. These services are called home health aides. Therapists help the patients to be able to complete every day tasks.
Alexa Williams's comment, March 12, 2013 10:25 AM
As well as helping the patients, the leaders of the program comfort the loved ones of the patients and give them useful information. This information is provided through a group presentation. An example of the information given is to encourage the Alzheimer's patient.
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Alzheimer's News 2/13/2013 | Alzheimer's Association

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Alexa Williams's comment, March 11, 2013 10:21 AM
Just when it was thought that Alzheimer's was not given enough attention, President Obama shed light on the disease. He spoke of it in his latest State of the Union Address explaining how our society should pay more attention to it. In order to do this, scientists must do more complex research in order to find answers to questions we might not know. Our society is taking baby steps to a better future with Alzheimer's disease.
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A History of Alzheimer's Disease

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Read about the history of Alzheimer's disease.
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Alexa Williams's comment, March 11, 2013 10:28 AM
The history of Alzheimer's goes back to a little over 100 years. It wasn't until 1906 when a physician named Dr. Alois Alzheimer discovered the disease. What the intelligent Dr. Alzheimer found in the brain was tangles. He was able to come to conclusion when he did an autopsy on a patient.
Alexa Williams's comment, March 11, 2013 10:31 AM
Several strides have been made in further comprehension of the disease. In the 1960's, scientists were able to make conclusions dealing with the tangles in the brain. From the 1970's and on scientists did research of the whole body and formed conclusions dealing with nerve cells.
Andrea Martel's curator insight, May 20, 2013 12:53 PM

This article talks about the history of Alzheimer’s and how it was discovered. In 1906 Dr. Alois Alzheimer, a German physician, discovered the disease during a brain autopsy. When one of his patients died, he performed an autopsy and discovered a group of nerve cells. The fibers in the nerve cells were twisted and tangled. In the 1960’s a discovery was made on the number of nerve cells and the cognitive decline. Over time, there have been many discoveries about Alzheimer’s disease and the factors that go into it. There is currently no treatment for Alzheimer’s. There are a few drugs that will treat the symptoms. These drugs only slow down the process of Alzheimer’s disease.