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Inside the Brain: An Interactive Tour | Alzheimer's Association

Inside the Brain: An Interactive Tour | Alzheimer's Association | Dementia Care | Scoop.it
Brain parts and functions explained in an interactive tour - learn about the impact of Alzheimer's and dementia on memory and other human brain functions. (Your brain can help wipe out Alzheimer's!
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Eye movement when reading could be an early indicator of Alzheimer's disease - Medical Xpress

Eye movement when reading could be an early indicator of Alzheimer's disease - Medical Xpress | Dementia Care | Scoop.it
Eye movement when reading could be an early indicator of Alzheimer's disease Medical Xpress Researchers have suggested that alterations in eye movements when reading could be linked to impairments in working memory and an early indication of...
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Alzheimer's Is Expensive, Deadly and Growing. So Where's the Research Money? - Newsweek

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An estimated 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer's, and there is no treatment that prevents, slows, stops or reverses it.
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IDEAS Institute - What Colours Should You Use In Dementia Care Environments?

The mission of IDEAS Institute is to provide solutions that improve the life of older adults through the conduct of rigorous applied research.
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Test could spot Alzheimer's early

Test could spot Alzheimer's early | Dementia Care | Scoop.it
UK researchers develop a test to detect Alzheimer's disease in its earliest stages - by looking for certain patterns in blood samples.

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Not quite as simple as the peanut butter test, however...!

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It could mean much earlier diagnosis and better treatments, they said.  The test uses some proteins that have been strongly linked with Alzheimer's disease, such as amyloid and APOE.

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British researchers have developed a test to detect Alzheimer's disease in its earliest stages.

 

It works by looking for a combination of "markers" in the blood which are different in healthy people and those with the disease.

 

Delegates at the Alzheimer's Research UK Conference heard that the University of Nottingham is now developing a quick and easy test to do in clinics.

 

It could mean much earlier diagnosis and better treatments, they said.


The test uses some proteins that have been strongly linked with Alzheimer's disease, such as amyloid and APOE.


But through careful analysis of blood from people with the disease, as well as those with early-stage memory problems, the researchers detected some other markers that were suggestive of the disease.

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Breakthrough in Alzheimer's treatment, can be cured through pill – Scientists - Pentagon Post

Breakthrough in Alzheimer's treatment, can be cured through pill – Scientists - Pentagon Post | Dementia Care | Scoop.it
Pentagon Post Breakthrough in Alzheimer's treatment, can be cured through pill – Scientists Pentagon Post Prion diseases, which include Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), are rare in humans but share the same underlying cause – misfolded proteins –...
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Low vitamin D linked to high risk of Alzheimer's disease - Food Consumer

Low vitamin D linked to high risk of Alzheimer's disease - Food Consumer | Dementia Care | Scoop.it
Low vitamin D linked to high risk of Alzheimer's disease Food Consumer Sunday Oct 13, 2013 (foodconsumer.org) -- A new study released in the July 18, 2013 issue of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia has associated low vitamin D in the blood with high...
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5 Tips For Preventing Alzheimer's Disease

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Delay retirement, get exercise, drink more coffee...drink more coffee? A useful overview of some recent research

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Alzheimer's News from Harvard: What Can I Do Now?

Alzheimer's News from Harvard: What Can I Do Now? | Dementia Care | Scoop.it
alzheimer's disease, lewy body dementia, vascular dementia, alzheimer's research, alzheimer's caregiving, Alzheimer's, dementia, early onset, early-onset, early stage, early-stage, brain disease, alzheimer's diagnosis, senility, plaques, tangles,...
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An excellent overview of current understandings of dementia, its progression and its treatment...

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Dementia striking 30 year olds - Examiner.com

Dementia striking 30 year olds - Examiner.com | Dementia Care | Scoop.it
Dementia striking 30 year olds Examiner.com Dementia is striking people as young as 30 with a form of the disease called Frontal Lobe Dementia or Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) that has become so prevalent, professionals have declared this week...
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Stress In Mid-Life May Predict Dementia Later In Life: Psycho-Social Effects On Brain Long-Lasting

Stress In Mid-Life May Predict Dementia Later In Life: Psycho-Social Effects On Brain Long-Lasting | Dementia Care | Scoop.it
Swedish researchers suggest that the number of psycho-social stressors in mid-life may predict dementia in later life. (“@medicaldailycom: Are you feeling stressed right now? It could have long-lasting effects.
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Building dementia-friendly communities - Alzheimer's Society

Building dementia-friendly communities - Alzheimer's Society | Dementia Care | Scoop.it
Alzheimer's Society report Building dementia friendly communities: A priority for everyone (Building dementia friendly communities incl.
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10 Types of Dementia That Aren't Alzheimer's & How They're ...

10 Types of Dementia That Aren't Alzheimer's & How They're ... | Dementia Care | Scoop.it
The second most common form of dementia, vascular dementia is caused by poor blood flow to the brain, which deprives brain cells of the nutrients and oxygen they need to function normally. One of the ten ...
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How A New Alzheimer's Test Could Kill Long-Term Care Insurance -- Or Make It ... - Forbes

How A New Alzheimer's Test Could Kill Long-Term Care Insurance -- Or Make It ... - Forbes | Dementia Care | Scoop.it
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Harvard team discovers protein that appears to protect aging brain against Alzheimer’s - The Boston Globe

Harvard team discovers protein that appears to protect aging brain against Alzheimer’s - The Boston Globe | Dementia Care | Scoop.it
Harvard researchers have found evidence that Alzheimer’s disease, long known for the toxic clumps and tangles that build up in the brain, may also be caused by the failure of a natural system that protects brain cells.
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Eating grains boosts risk of diabetes and Alzheimer's disease, say new studies - Examiner.com

Eating grains boosts risk of diabetes and Alzheimer's disease, say new studies - Examiner.com | Dementia Care | Scoop.it
Eating grains boosts risk of diabetes and Alzheimer's disease, say new studies Examiner.com Several studies have shown a link between grains and Alzheimer's, and some research has shown that Alzheimer's disease may actually be considered a third...
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Colors have an effect on people with Alzheimer's

Colors have an effect on people with Alzheimer's | Dementia Care | Scoop.it
Q: My husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease two years ago. My children and I actually started noticing slight changes in h
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Alzheimer's breakthrough: Cure or hype?

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How significant are reports of a turning point in Alzheimer's disease? (Alzheimer's breakthrough: Cure or hype?:
UK researchers have, for the first time, used a chemical to prevent ...
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Dementia Care Dos and Don'ts: Dealing with Dementia Behavior Problems

Dementia Care Dos and Don'ts: Dealing with Dementia Behavior Problems | Dementia Care | Scoop.it
Learn what NOT to say to a dementia patient. Dementia can cause aggression, confusion, and other difficult problems. Read about some common dementia behaviors and how to respond effectively.
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New 'Peanut Butter Test' Is A Quick And Easy Screen For Alzheimer's

New 'Peanut Butter Test' Is A Quick And Easy Screen For Alzheimer's | Dementia Care | Scoop.it
You may not have heard of "the peanut butter test," but it could become a fantastically low-cost and non-invasive way to test for Alzheimer's.
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We need a dementia nurse in every street, says Emma Thompson

We need a dementia nurse in every street, says Emma Thompson | Dementia Care | Scoop.it
The told the Cheltenham Literature Festival she had watched her mother, far right, go 'slowly bonkers' caring for her mother-in-law. (New post: "We need a dementia nurse in every street, says Emma Thompson: Actress speaks of need for help after r...
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'To my dear mother': living with dementia -- New Internationalist

'To my dear mother': living with dementia -- New Internationalist | Dementia Care | Scoop.it
Noreen Sadik bears witness to the terrible decline of a loved one with Alzheimer's.
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Divorce & Other Life Stressors Linked with Dementia - LiveScience.com

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Divorce & Other Life Stressors Linked with Dementia
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Common life stressors — such as divorce, widowhood or losing a job — may increase the risk of dementia later in life, a new study of women in Sweden suggests.
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12 Best Steps You Can Take to Save Your Brain, Prevent Dementia

12 Best Steps You Can Take to Save Your Brain, Prevent Dementia | Dementia Care | Scoop.it
12 Best Steps You Can Take to Save Your Brain, Prevent Dementia, reduce risk of Alzheimer's, better memory, less cognitive decline, be smarter, live longer (RT @BrainfitWorld: SAVE YOUR BRAIN!!
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Dementia Tsunami Headed Your Way: TEDMED Helps Stem the ...

Dementia Tsunami Headed Your Way: TEDMED Helps Stem the ... | Dementia Care | Scoop.it
By 2050, 25 million people will suffer from dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, Creutzfeldt-Jakob dementia, Lewy Body dementia, frontotemporal dementia, Wernicke Korsakoff syndrome, mild ...
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