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Dementia and Alzheimer's
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Time to Devote All My Brainpower to My Startup (MemTrax)

I’ve been working on MemTrax, a company I co-founded, as a side project for about 7 years, and now it needs my full attention. I’ve left my full time job to focus on my startup.
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Brain Injuries from the NFL

Brain Injuries from the NFL | Dementia and Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
Keep reading to learn about two of the most serious brain injuries from football, what the NFL is doing to protect players and how MemTrax can help you track your own health if you’ve ever played football or any other contact sport.
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Football is Hurting our population, what can Science do to help?
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What is Lewy Body Dementia? - MemTrax

What is Lewy Body Dementia? - MemTrax | Dementia and Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
As we reach the end of our series talking with healthcare professionals regarding dementia, we stumble across an interesting area of dementia, Lewy Body dementia. One of our favorite celebrities Robin Williams, an American comedian, had this disease and his death has help shed much needed light on the topic. Mike McIntyre : Lets take …
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Robin Williams had Lewy Body dementia. Learn more about this disease and help spread the word.

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Do Women get Alzheimer's disease more than Men? - MemTrax

Do Women get Alzheimer's disease more than Men? - MemTrax | Dementia and Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
Statistics show women are more likely to get Alzheimer's over men. Age is the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer's and that could explain the imbalance.
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We talk with doctors and Alzheimer's experts to uncover this mystery.

 

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Approaching a Loved One About Memory Loss - MemTrax

Approaching a Loved One About Memory Loss - MemTrax | Dementia and Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
Learn how to talk to someone about your concerns regarding their memory loss. How to approach a loved one that you think has Alzheimer's or dementia.
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Is mom or dad seeming to forget more?

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Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia - MemTrax

Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia - MemTrax | Dementia and Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
Learn the facts about diagnosing Alzheimer's disease. Find out the differences between Dementia and Alzheimer's disease. "Alzheimer's disease is a diagnosis of exclusion"
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Please share with your friends and family as we spread helpful information to educate people.

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MemTrax - Online Memory Test

MemTrax - Online Memory Test | Dementia and Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
MemTrax is a scientifically validated memory test for tracking short-term memory troubles. This simple online memory screening test detects problems that arise
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Hit that 2k shares on scoop it!  Thanks for the support world :D

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Caring for Parents with Alzheimer's and Dementia - MemTrax

Caring for Parents with Alzheimer's and Dementia - MemTrax | Dementia and Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
…he was still one of the most pleasant guys any one knew… If you asked him “do you know who I am?” He would reply “I think I do!” As we continue our Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talk show discussion, Lori La Bey and Dr. Ashford, the inventor of MemTrax give their personal experiences with dealing …
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Join us this week with an extremely personal reflection from Lori La Bey and Dr. Ashford as the witness the degradation of their parents with Alzheimer's disease.

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How to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia - Why Research is Failing - Alz Speaks Part 5 - MemTrax

How to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia - Why Research is Failing - Alz Speaks Part 5 - MemTrax | Dementia and Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
How can I slow Alzheimer’s disease progression? This week we continue our interview with Dr. Ashford and he explains why the Alzheimer’s research field has not been very productive and why it is in a “totally misguided direction.” Dr. Ashford also wants to educate you on how to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Dementia can …
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Dr. Ashford also wants to educate you on how to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

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Be Attentive to Alzheimer's and Learn the Real Warning Signs - Interview Part 3 - MemTrax

Be Attentive to Alzheimer's and Learn the Real Warning Signs - Interview Part 3 - MemTrax | Dementia and Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
Did you remember to tell you doctor about your memory difficulties? Probably not. Learn about the importance of recognizing dementia and how to keep our loved ones healthy by getting the care they need.
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Stop by and read our new blog post!  Please share this information so that people can use the great advice provided by Dr. Ashford to help with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia.

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MemTrax a Memory Measurement System Featured on Alzheimer's Speaks Radio - Part 1 - MemTrax

MemTrax a Memory Measurement System Featured on Alzheimer's Speaks Radio - Part 1 - MemTrax | Dementia and Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
Join Lori La Bey from Alzheimer's Speaks Radio as she interviews Dr. Ashford and Curtis Ashford, the people behind MemTrax. Come together as a global community to help end Alzheimer's disease.
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Take a closer look at MemTrax as Lori La Bey from Alzheimer's Speaks Radio interviews the team.  Exciting news and information to help you protect you and your loved ones brain health.

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Breakthrough Blood Test Detects Alzheimer's 20 Years Early - MemTrax

Breakthrough Blood Test Detects Alzheimer's 20 Years Early - MemTrax | Dementia and Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
Advances in Alzheimer's detection research help people identify the earliest possible signs of dementia so you can take action to monitor and manage memory disorders while intervention can be most effective.
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Exciting advancements in the Alzheimer's detection field!

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How a memory boost from exercising could pass on to your baby - The Conversation UK

How a memory boost from exercising could pass on to your baby - The Conversation UK | Dementia and Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
We all know that exercise is good for our bodies, but current research is revealing that it is also good for our brains.
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Exercise has been shown to boost executive functions such as planning, working memory and multi-tasking.

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Study Signals Hope for Reversing Memory Loss

Study Signals Hope for Reversing Memory Loss | Dementia and Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
Results from a small trial of 10 patients using a new treatment showed improvements across brain imaging and memory testing, including the use of MemTrax.
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Promising research that shows there are steps that people can take to fight against Alzheimer's disease and other memory disorders!
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What Are The Early Signs of Alzheimer's?

What Are The Early Signs of Alzheimer's? | Dementia and Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
How do you track the early signs of Alzheimer’s?
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Understanding Alzheimer's disease is crucial in our fight to defeat it.  Lets all get more aggressive toward dementia and kick some ass!

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How Alzheimer's and Dementia Impact the Family - MemTrax

How Alzheimer's and Dementia Impact the Family - MemTrax | Dementia and Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
Our brain's begin to buckle under the burden of time with dementia / AD. How is your family impacted by cognitive impairment? Is it time to be a caregiver?
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How has your family been effected?

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Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease at Age 62 - MemTrax

Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease at Age 62 - MemTrax | Dementia and Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
Early onset Alzheimer's disease can be devastating. Read how one woman is dealing with it. Don't forget to take your online dementia test and memory test.
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To have a job and be in the prime of your career is great, but what happens if you are blind sided with a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment?  Read what this lady did!

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Why to Get Diagnosed for Alzheimer's disease and Dementia as Early as Possible - MemTrax

Why to Get Diagnosed for Alzheimer's disease and Dementia as Early as Possible - MemTrax | Dementia and Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
The importance of an early diagnosis for Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Cognitive loss can be dealt with early to keep you safe and manage life issues.
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Plan for your future and know what is to come?  Knowing what is to come can help you plan for the future and take precautions to remain safe.

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10 Tips to Keep Your Brain Healthy from Dr. Ashford - MemTrax

10 Tips to Keep Your Brain Healthy from Dr. Ashford - MemTrax | Dementia and Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
How to keep your brain healthy. Professional advice from Dr. Ashford explains what you can do to keep your brain, memory, and cognitive performance sharp.
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How can I live longer?  You can start by learning how to take proper care of your brain!

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Minimize Your Brain Age - Maintain Social Interactions and Community Collaboration - MemTrax

Minimize Your Brain Age - Maintain Social Interactions and Community Collaboration - MemTrax | Dementia and Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
“This is a disease, Alzheimer’s disease, that everybody needs to worry about and everybody has to get involved because no one can do it alone.” Happy February MemTrax friends! This month I have my 30th Birthday and embark on the next chapter of my life!! Today we will be finishing the Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks …
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This week we discuss the importance of community and collaboration.

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Positive Reasons for Memory, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Screening - MemTrax

Positive Reasons for Memory, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Screening - MemTrax | Dementia and Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
“…people need to screen, people need to be aware, there is nothing worse than people having a lack of awareness of a problem…” Today I read an article titled ” ‘No’ to national dementia screening,” and was shocked to read how dementia is not currently screened for as part of the NHS screening initiatives and …
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Showing the world that there is good reason to begin screening people for memory related problems.  There is a lot that can be done by finding problems early, we need to promote world wide memory screening efforts!

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Alzheimer's Speaks Part 4 - About the MemTrax Memory Test - MemTrax

Alzheimer's Speaks Part 4 - About the MemTrax Memory Test - MemTrax | Dementia and Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
Dr. Ashford explains how the items used in his test are encoded in the brain. By understanding how the MemTrax test works you can use it more effectively to screen yourself for the first signs of memory difficulties.
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Alzheimer's Speaks Radio Interviews MemTrax : Getting Personal with Dementia - Part 2 - MemTrax

Alzheimer's Speaks Radio Interviews MemTrax : Getting Personal with Dementia - Part 2 - MemTrax | Dementia and Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
Join us on Alzheimer's Speaks Radio as we give a personal account of how we have been affected by Alzheimer's disease and what we are doing to fight it.
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This week Dr. Ashford and I discuss our Grandfather who had Alzheimer’s disease and share what it was like having to experience the devastating disease.

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Toxic Tau Of Alzheimer's May Offer A Path To Treatment

Toxic Tau Of Alzheimer's May Offer A Path To Treatment | Dementia and Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
Faulty forms of the brain protein tau trigger tangles inside and outside brain cells of Alzheimer's patients. Scientists say figuring out how to stop bad tau's spread from cell to cell might be key.

Via Krishan Maggon
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After years of setbacks, Alzheimer's researchers are sounding optimistic again. The reason: a brain protein called tau.

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£1.1m Study Connects Eyeball to Dementia Diagnosis - MemTrax

£1.1m Study Connects Eyeball to Dementia Diagnosis - MemTrax | Dementia and Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
Eye test is aimed to detect the early signs of Alzheimer's disease in this new study. Dementia and cognitive decline are a large part of ageing.
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More cutting edge research pushing the field forward.  Early detection methods for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease.

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