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Brain Changes Seen in Relatives of People With Alzheimer's – WebMD

Brain Changes Seen in Relatives of People With Alzheimer's – WebMD | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Study finding doesn't mean you'll get the disease if family members have it, experts stress
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If Alzheimer's disease runs in your family, you may be more likely to have brain changes associated with the disorder even before symptoms such as memory and thinking problems occur. A number expected to increase dramatically as the baby boomer generation ages. Individuals who had a parent or sibling with Alzheimer's disease showed  brain changes, a study found. The genetics are much more clear and they can test family members and know if they will develop Alzheimer's disease.

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The Doctor Is In: Help prevent Alzheimer's by staying healthy

The Doctor Is In: Help prevent Alzheimer's by staying healthy | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Most everyone is concerned about the predicted epidemic of Alzheimer’s disease. Epidemiologists expect the 5.4 million Americans over 65 presently diagnosed with memory loss will grow to 13.5 million by 2050.
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To help prevent alzheimer's exercising helps which means boosting circulation which helps your brain grown new cells. Walking is the best way to reduce memory loss. Keeping in contact with people will help you remember them well. Eating sensibly helps both body and mind. Managing stress and sleeping well also helps memory formation. Avoid Smoking as well because it causes oxygen debt, which contributes to brain damage.

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Dementia tops cancer, heart disease in cost

Dementia tops cancer, heart disease in cost | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
By Marilynn Marchione, Associated PressCancer and heart disease are bigger killers, but Alzheimer's is the most expensive malady in the U.S., costing families and society $157 billion to $215 billion a year, according to a new study that looked at...
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Dementia/ Alzheimer's care costs the most in history of treatments.$157 billion to $215 billion per year to care for patients. Not just the drugs and treatments but the facilities where Alzheimer's patients are housed. 4.1 billion people have dementia, estimated. Alzheimer's patients live about 4 to 8 years after diagnosis of Alzheimer's but some live 20 years after. Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.

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7 Stages of Alzheimer's & Symptoms | Alzheimer's Association

7 Stages of Alzheimer's & Symptoms | Alzheimer's Association | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Learn the 7 stages of Alzheimer's disease and symptoms associated with each. Find caregiving tips and strategies for daily care.
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This article discusses the stages of alzheimer's patients and their symptoms. Stage 1 is no impairment. Stage 2 is very mild cognitive decline. Which is, where the person feels as if they are forgetting things. Stage 3 is mild cognitive decline. Which is, where family members notice a change in memory. Stage 4 is moderate cognitve decline. Which is, forgetfull of personal events. Stage 5 moderately severe cognitive decline. Which is, gaps in memory and thinking. Stage 6 is severe cognitive decline. Which is, cant remember familiar faces and needs help with physcial jobs. Stage 7 is very severe cognitive decline. Which is, lose ability to respond to environment and cannot hold a conversation.

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Alzheimer's Cases Rise, But Hope Remains

Alzheimer's Cases Rise, But Hope Remains | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
More than 5 million Americans currently have Alzheimer's disease, and the number is only going to increase in part, due to aging baby boomers. But researchers say increased awareness and early detection is helping ...

Via Judi Bonilla
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A neuropsychologist conducted a study and discovered called amyloid plaque in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's.They discovered that many older individuals who are still normal have these changes of amyloid plaque. A bbig amount of what's called fibular amyloid may trigger Alzheimer's studies have shown. In patients already diagnosed with Alzheimer's, the neurons may be too damaged for memory loss to be reversed. If diagnosed early, there might be some hope.

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Exercise may help slow Alzheimer’s-related loss of physical abilities

Exercise may help slow Alzheimer’s-related loss of physical abilities | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Also during the study, more falls were recorded among those who did not exercise than among those who did.
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There was a study that Alzheimer's patients who worked with a trainer 2 or 3 times per week had less falls than those who worked out on their own. Working out will help with physical immobilities that Alzheimer's patients get as they stage up. Less physical decline means less need for help day to day

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What is Alzheimer's?

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This article discusses the basics of alzheimer's disease and it talks about symptoms. There are different microscopic signs that show that alzheimer's disease is coming before it really does. Alzheimer's is the highest priority on the biomedical research today. Alzheimer's worsens over age and time.

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