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Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips for Dealing with Aggressive Behavior Issued by National Institute on Aging
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Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips for Dealing with Aggressive Behavior Issued by National Institute on Aging

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has recently issued a tipsheet for Alzheimer's caregivers on Coping with Agitation and Aggression. As the tipsheet points out, agitation and aggressive behavior ar...

Alzheimer's Disease Deaths Increase Significantly Over Last Decade
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Alzheimer's Disease Deaths Increase Significantly Over Last Decade

New statistics released on Tuesday, March 19, from both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Alzheimer's Association have found that both the risk of dying from Alzheimer's Disease and the actual number of Alzheimer's death...

Obama Administration Releases New National Plan to Fight Alzheimer's
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Obama Administration Releases New National Plan to Fight Alzheimer's

On May 15, 2012, U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius released the final version of the first comprehensive National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease, which has been under development pursuant to the National Alzheimer’s...

Alzheimer's Spreads in the Brain like a Virus, New Study Finds
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Alzheimer's Spreads in the Brain like a Virus, New Study Finds

A new study published on February 1 in the journal PosS One has found that Alzheimer's Disease spreads throughout the brain through a distorted protein known as Tau jumping from one cell to another, like a virus. Previously, scientists had known tha...

Johns Hopkins Releases 2012 Memory White Paper
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Johns Hopkins Releases 2012 Memory White Paper

Johns Hopkins has released the updated 2012 Edition of the Johns Hopkins Memory White Paper. According to a recent Johns Hopkins Health Alert, the Johns Hopkins Memory White Paper compiles in simple language for consumers some of the best and latest ...

New Guidelines for Diagnosis of Alzheimer's
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New Guidelines for Diagnosis of Alzheimer's

For the first time in 27 years, the clinical criteria and guidelines for diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease have been revised. The new Guidelines recognize that the development of Alzheimer's begins 10 or more years before clear symptoms of the fully ...

Nearly 15 Million Americans Are Now Caring for Someone With Alzheimer's Disease - A Number Rapidly Growing
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Nearly 15 Million Americans Are Now Caring for Someone With Alzheimer's Disease - A Number Rapidly Growing

Nearly 15 million Americans are now caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease or another form of dementia, an increase of 37 percent over the number at this time last year, according to a significant new report released by the Alzheimer's Associa...

Dementia—Is This Dementia and What Does It Mean?
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Dementia—Is This Dementia and What Does It Mean? by Family Caregiver Alliance Information on symptoms and diagnosis of dementia, of which Alzheimer's Disease is the most common type. »View Info

Alzheimer’s Disease: Signs, Symptoms, and Stages
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Alzheimer’s Disease: Signs, Symptoms, and Stages, a discussion by Helpguide.org, a nonprofit organization sponsored by the Rotary Club of Santa Monica. »View Info

Alzheimers Disease: Diagnosis Overview –
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Alzheimers Disease: Diagnosis Overview – Cleveland Clinic, Information from the Cleveland Clinic on symptoms and diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease. »View Info

Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's
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By the Alzheimer's Association. Read a Checklist of the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's, prepared by the Alzheimer's Association.   Along with the advice of a doctor, these signs are critical to detecting Alzheimer's. If you have more questions ab...

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10 Warning Signs Your Senior Family Member May Need Help, Issued by HHS Eldercare Locator
April 30, 2013 Posted by Editor
10 Warning Signs Your Senior Family Member May Need Help, Issued by HHS Eldercare Locator

The Eldercare Locator, a service of the Administration on Aging, part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), has issued a list of 10 Warning Signs Your Older Family Member May Need Help in the home. "Any one of the following be...

Hearing Loss Linked to Accelerated Cognitive Decline, New Study Finds
January 23, 2013 Posted by Editor
Hearing Loss Linked to Accelerated Cognitive Decline, New Study Finds

A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins has found an apparent link between hearing loss and accelerated cognitive decline in older adults. The new study was published on January 21, 2013 in JAMA Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical...

Decline in Physical Abilities Linked to Increased Risk for Dementia Among 90 Year Olds, Study Finds
October 26, 2012 Posted by Editor
Decline in Physical Abilities Linked to Increased Risk for Dementia Among 90 Year Olds, Study Finds

A new study published in the Archives of Neurology, a journal of the American Medical Association, as found that among people age 90 and older, poor ability to walk, stand up, maintain balance, and perform other physical tasks was associated with signi...

Johns Hopkins Health Alert Features 8 Key Strategies to Protect Your Memory
August 17, 2012 Posted by Editor
Johns Hopkins Health Alert Features 8 Key Strategies to Protect Your Memory

A new Health Alert published by Johns Hopkins Medicine features 8 key strategies that the Johns Hopkins experts say can help preserve your memory and brain health. The Health Alert, entitled "How to Protect Your Memory and Brain Health," is writte...

Alzheimer's Community Care Announces 2012 Alzheimer's Educational Conference May 31-June 1, 2012
May 5, 2012 Posted by Editor
Alzheimer's Community Care Announces 2012 Alzheimer's Educational Conference May 31-June 1, 2012

Alzheimer's Community Care (ACC), a non-profit organization, has announced that its 2012 Alzheimer's Educational Conference, with Keynote speaker Dan Rather, will be held May 31 and June 1, 2012, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in Palm Beach...

The WHO Issues Wake-up Call: Dementia Cases Will Triple by 2050, More Family Caregiver Support Needed
April 12, 2012 Posted by Editor
The WHO Issues Wake-up Call: Dementia Cases Will Triple by 2050, More Family Caregiver Support Needed

The World Health Organization (WHO) on April 11 issued a substantial new report showing that, with populations aging, cases of dementia are expected to more than triple worldwide by 2050. The report calls upon nations to address this pandemic-size pub...

New Study Questions Definition of Mild Cognitive Impairment in New Alzheimer's Diagnosis Guidelines
February 7, 2012 Posted by Editor
New Study Questions Definition of Mild Cognitive Impairment in New Alzheimer's Diagnosis Guidelines

A new study published February 6 in the Archives of Neurology, a journal of the American Medical Association, has questioned the wisdom of a new expanded definition of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), a precursor stage to Alzheimer's disease. The new ...

Four Questions on Simple Questionnaire Found Highly Predictive of Mild Cognitive Impairment & Risk of Alzheimer's
February 4, 2012 Posted by Editor
Four Questions on Simple Questionnaire Found Highly Predictive of Mild Cognitive Impairment & Risk of Alzheimer's

sources indicate that up to 15 percent of people with MCI develop Alzheimer's within one year. However, studies have shown that preventive interventions such as exercise and changes in lifestyle factors can be effective in staving off mental decline. ...

September is World Alzheimer's Month; September 21 is Alzheimer's Action Day
September 21, 2011 Posted by Editor
September is World Alzheimer's Month; September 21 is Alzheimer's Action Day

The Alzheimer's Association has declared September "World Alzheimer's Month," a time to place focus on Alzheimer's and the need for public education, awareness and action to combat the "Alzheimer's Epidemic" that threatens the world as populations age....

Can a New Blood Test Detect Alzheimer's?
August 5, 2011 Posted by Editor
Can a New Blood Test Detect Alzheimer's?

Scientists in New Jersey now say they have developed a new, simple blood test that can identify the presence of Alzheimer's with 96% accuracy, and rule out the presence of Alzheimer's with 92.5% accuracy, in a sample of persons already diagnosed by oth...

New Study Finds Alzheimer’s Disease Misdiagnosed in 50% of Cases
February 24, 2011 Posted by Editor
New Study Finds Alzheimer’s Disease Misdiagnosed in 50% of Cases

A new study to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 63rd Annual Meeting April 9 to April 16, 2011, found that Alzheimer's Disease was misdiagnosed in 50% of cases, according to a press release issued by the American Academy of Neurolog...

FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Approval of a New Brain Scan Test to Detect Alzheimers
January 21, 2011 Posted by Editor
FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Approval of a New Brain Scan Test to Detect Alzheimers

On Thursday, January 20, 2011, an Advisory Committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unanimously recommended FDA approval of a new brain dye product that would for the first time enable a brain scan to show whether plaques indicating Alz...

Study Finds Protein Marker in Blood of Alzheimer's Patients; May Lead to Future Ability to Diagnose Alzheimer's by a Blood Test
January 6, 2011 Posted by Editor

A study, funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and published in the Jan. 7 issue of Cell, found the presence of a protein antibody in the blood of Alzheimer's patients that was not present to the same degree in the blood of healthy people or...

Finding Alzheimer’s Before a Mind Fails
November 5, 2010 Posted by Editor

Finding Alzheimer’s Before a Mind Fails, NYTimes.com, Alzheimer’s seems to strike suddenly in old age, but scientists believe it begins long before symptoms occur. »Read More

Alzheimer’s Disease: Symptoms and Diagnosis
November 5, 2010 Posted by Editor

Alzheimer’s Disease: Symptoms and Diagnosis, NIH Senior Health website, National Institute on Aging, U.S. National Library of Health, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Also contains good, basic info...

Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease Early On
November 5, 2010 Posted by Editor

Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease Early On, Science Daily, A scientific discovery about decreased levels of a certain brain chemical in those with early stage Alzheimer’s may improve the earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s dementias and help patien...

10 Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease
November 5, 2010 Posted by Editor

10 Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease, ThirdAge, A list of 10 symptoms that may predict Alzheimer's. »View Info

Spinal-Fluid Test Is Found to Predict Alzheimer’s
August 11, 2010 Posted by Editor

Researchers find that a spinal-fluid test can be 100% accurate in predicting early on-set of Alzheimer's.  Read more in NYTimes.com.. Spinal-Fluid Test Is Found to Predict Alzheimer’s - NYTimes.com.

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