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Infections worsen effects of Alzheimer's

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Infections worsen effects of Alzheimer's, dementia?

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I saw this frequently with my own Mom. If she had any other physical ailment, the dementia was much worse.

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Would you believe that Vitamin E Slows Down Alzheimer's

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Vitamin E Slows Down Alzheimer's Disease Progression
Nature World News
Vitamin E along with memantine can help people cope with symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, a new study reported.

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If true, that would be wonderful! 

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Alzheimer's Gene Tied to Brain Changes at Early Age

Alzheimer's Gene Tied to Brain Changes at Early Age | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
6, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- People with a high-risk gene for Alzheimer's disease can begin to have brain changes as early as childhood, according to a new study. ... 25 Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease.

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6 Life Lessons Dementia Can Teach Us

6 Life Lessons Dementia Can Teach Us | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
It does not matter how much money we make or have. Eventually, we all end up without the ability to enjoy or miss those things we used to cling to.

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Untangling Alzheimer's disease

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Health Scan: Untangling Alzheimer's disease Jerusalem Post As the world's population ages, the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease rises, threatening to cause an even heavier burden on families and health systems for treating and caring for...

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Researchers predict the Alzheimer's disease timeline

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Guardian Express Researchers predict the Alzheimer's disease timeline ConsumerAffairs The method, which uses data gathered from a single patient visit, is based on a complex model of Alzheimer's disease progression that the researchers developed by...

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Why Are So Many Elderly Patients in Miami Being Treated for Dementia?

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Why Are So Many Elderly Patients in Miami Being Treated for Dementia?
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Why Are So Many Elderly Patients in Miami Being Treated for Dementia?

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Dementia Cost Burns Through 1% of Global GDP

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Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost 1 percent of the gross domestic product globally this year and that treatment tab will grow, making urgent the need for more research toward a cure, an advocacy group said.

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MaCrOeC2013's curator insight, October 22, 2013 9:00 PM

Two legislations are in the U.S. Congress that would direct $2 billion to research for alzheimer's and make a national plan on how to deal with the disease, but neither has been voted on.  Dementia affects 65.7 million people, and the cost for it is 1% of the global GDP, and will continue to rise.  Alzheimer's is making it's way to the top of the list of global  public-health problems.  This calls for more research to find a cure, because the National Institute on Aging only receives $1.1 billion compared to over $5 billion for the National Cancer Institute.  There are no treatments to slow or stop Alzheimer's, but with more research, we could turn it into a disease that doesn't mean certain death, like we did with AIDS, due to the attention it was paid.  Medicines are being tested that could potentially treat the disease, but there needs to be more awareness of how serious dementia is.  I agree that more research should be funded, because the lives of the older people that dementia affects are just as valuable as the lives of younger, healthier people.  Alzheimer's is the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States.  More research could change that.                                                                                     -Emily Gathercoal, Period 2

                                                                                       

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Neurodegeneration - is there really a common cure?

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Reports are emerging of a potential new compound that could hold benefits for a range of neurodegenerative disorders.

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The term ‘neurodegenerative disease’ covers a whole span of conditions, all resulting in the loss of nerve cells and gradual decline in the ability of the brain to keep going: Alzheimer's, dementia and many others.

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Early Signs of Alzheimer's

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Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Infographic (Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Infographic http://t.co/VBepEM35x8)

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Dementia Drugs No Help in Mild Impairment

Toronto Star Dementia Drugs No Help in Mild Impairment MedPage Today In that review, which did not include studies evaluating memantine, researchers concluded that there was "very little evidence" that the cholinesterase inhibitors donepezil,...

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This seems strange to me. When my Mom first went on meds, the doctor said they may not help because she was already late stage. Drugs only worked in early or mild stage...he said.


What have you heard about when Dementia meds work best?

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Facts about Alzheimer's disease

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Facts about Alzheimer's disease
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Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, which describes memory loss and thinking problems.

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Hope of Alzheimer's treatment

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Yale research offers hope of Alzheimer's treatment
Waterbury Republican American
NEW HAVEN — A team of Yale University researchers has discovered what they hope could provide a drug to treat Alzheimer's disease.

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What are 7 Best Foods to Prevent Memory Loss?

They also appear to protect the brain from damage caused by free radicals, which contributes to age-related diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia. ...

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What's It Like To Care for Someone Close to You With Alzheimers? - Huffington Post

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What's It Like To Care for Someone Close to You With Alzheimers?
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I mentioned Alzheimer's. He laughed at me, made me feel like a fool.

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I think only another caregiver can truly understand what it's like to care for a loved one with Alzheimer's / dementia 24/7.

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Brain Imaging Drugs May Help Detect Dementia

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From Columbus' Home Instead Senior Care blog.One of the difficulties associated with dementia lies in getting an early and accurate diagnosis. Often, the condition progresses to a serious stage before it is identified.

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This is so true. My mom was probably way into middle stage before we had her tested for dementia. Since she was in her early 80's we blamed everything on regular aging. The earlier the diagnosis comes, the sooner medication can begin and may slow the progression of Alzheimer's / dementia. http://free-alzheimers-support.com

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Secrets to Alzheimer's sought in link to Down syndrome

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Toronto NewsFIX Secrets to Alzheimer's sought in link to Down syndrome Tribune-Review “In a way, Down syndrome is a model disease for Alzheimer's,” said Mike Krams, vice president of quantitative sciences at J&J's Janssen Pharmaceuticals unit,...

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Daily walk cuts dementia risk

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Toeing the line: Daily walk cuts dementia risk, studies show
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ORLANDO, Fla. – Everyone knows walking is good exercise, but it has another benefit: a daily 20-minute walk can also cut the risk of dementia by 40 percent, studies show.

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Head knocks in sport can lead to dementia

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Eurosport.com ASIA Head knocks in sport can lead to dementia Health24.com Rugby and soccer players who suffer multiple knocks to the head during their careers are at added risk of brain damage that could lead to dementia and other neurodegenerative...

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10 Tips for Communicating with a Loved One with Dementia

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Communication can be difficult when a loved one suffers from dementia. Use these 10 tips to guide your interactions.

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Bilingualism delays Alzheimer's

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Bilingualism delays Alzheimer's, says study Frontier Post That's why many physicians encourage older people to do crossword puzzles or Sudoku.Previous observational studies have found that bilingualism delays the onset of Alzheimer's symptoms by up...

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Solanezumab May Become 1st Alzheimer's Treatment

Solanezumab May Become 1st Alzheimer's Treatment | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Learn why U.S. neurologists wish they could prescribe solanezumab to 15% of their Alzheimer's patients. Solanezumab is Eli Lilly's emerging anti-beta-amyloid monoclonal antibody.

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Travelling with Alzheimers

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September is World Alzheimers Month. Find out about travelling with Alzheimers and travel insurance cover for the condition.

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Variations in signs ofAlzheimer's

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Variations in signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's
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13 September 2013. Variations in signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's.

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Resveratrol in the treatment of vascular dementia

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Resveratrol, a polyphenolic compound, is synthesized in several plants and possesses beneficial biological effects, which include anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties.

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