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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 ...

September is World Alzheimer's Month; September 21 is Alzheimer's Action Day
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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....

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...

The Alzheimer's Association on Alzheimer's Disease - A Comprehensive Resource
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The website of the Alzheimer's Association - A Comprehensive Resource on Alzheimer's Disease. The website of the Alzheimer's Association provides a most comprehensive resource for families caring for elderly loved ones with Alzheimer's Disease. It ...

A Virtual Library on Alzheimer's Disease
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A Virtual Library on Alzheimer's Disease, Provided by the Alzheimer's Association. Find a list of available Publications, Resources, and learn How to Borrow from the virtual library. View Info »

MedlinePlus on Alzheimer’s Disease
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MedlinePlus on Alzheimer’s Disease. Website by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. A good place to start. Contains all the basic information on Alzheimer’s Disease, its nature, causes, statistics, symptom...

Alzheimer's and Dementia Overview
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Alzheimer's and Dementia Overview, by the Cleveland Clinic Overview of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia by the Cleveland Clinic, including What it is, causes, occurrence, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and risk factors, and other introductory info...

Mayo Clinic Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease
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Mayo Clinic Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease

Mayo Clinic Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease, The Essential Resource for Treatment, Coping and Caregiving (Hardcover), by the Mayo Clinic. A classic source on Alzheimer's Disease, what is it, causes, symptoms and diagnosis, prevention, treatment, ...

A Guide to Alzheimer’s
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A Guide to Alzheimer’s, by Harvard Medical School Available for purchase from Harvard Medical School. As described by Harvard, "The information in this guide includes help for family members and caregivers, as well as for the individuals with...

Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias: Understanding the Differences
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Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias: Understanding the Differences, From Helpguide.org. Helpful basic information on the causes of Dementia:

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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...

Eating Too Much May Increase Memory Loss in Older People
February 28, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor

A new study from the Mayo Clinic suggests that eating too much may double the risk of memory loss in people over 70 years old. Watch study author Yonas E. Geda, M.D., MSc, associate professor of neurology and psychiatry with Mayo Clinic in Arizona ...

Skin-Cancer Drug Gives Preliminary Hope of Alzheimer's Treatment, Mouse Study Finds
February 14, 2012 Posted by Editor
Skin-Cancer Drug Gives Preliminary Hope of Alzheimer's Treatment, Mouse Study Finds

A new study conducted on mice has found that a skin-cancer drug may give hope of providing a future effective treatment for Alzheimer's dementia. The study found that the drug, bexarotene, successfully cleared away the amyloid plaques in the brain tha...

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 ...

Fruits, Vegetables & Fish May Keep Brain from Shrinking, New Study Finds
January 9, 2012 Posted by Editor
Fruits, Vegetables & Fish May Keep Brain from Shrinking, New Study Finds

People with diets high in several vitamins found in fruits and vegetables or in omega 3 fatty acids found in fish are less likely to have the brain shrinkage associated with Alzheimer’s disease than people whose diets are not high in those nutrients,...

Diabetes Doubles The Risk of Getting Dementia, Study Finds
September 20, 2011 Posted by Editor
Diabetes Doubles The Risk of Getting Dementia, Study Finds

A new study of over 1,000 adults age 60 and above, conducted by researchers in Japan found that those with diabetes had about twice the risk of developing Alzheimer's dementia and 1.74 times the risk of developing dementia of any kind within 15 years, ...

Study Finds Common Alzheimer’s Drug Not Effective To Treat Early to Moderate Alzheimer’s
April 12, 2011 Posted by Editor
Study Finds Common Alzheimer’s Drug Not Effective To Treat Early to Moderate Alzheimer’s

Attention caregivers for patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's Disease: A new study published in the Archives of Neurology found that memantine, a drug commonly prescribed (under the brand name Namenda) for Alzheimer's patients, was not effectiv...

How To Protect Your Brainpower Through Lifestyle Changes
March 20, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

European researchers have found cardiovascular health is related to mental wellness--that cardiovascular disease or the narrowing of blood vessels to the brain causes vascular dementia. Fortunately, it may not be too late to make some lifestyle chan...

New Study Finds Heavy Smoking in Midlife Increases Risks of Alzheimer's Disease and Vascular Dementia Later in Life by More than 100 Percent
February 28, 2011 Posted by Editor

A new study published in the February 28, 2011 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine has found that heavy smoking in midlife may increase the risks of  getting Alzheimer Disease or Vascular Dementia later in life by more than 100%. The study w...

Tooth Loss May Lead to Memory Loss
January 6, 2011 Posted by Editor
Tooth Loss May Lead to Memory Loss

According to a new study published in Behavioral and Brain Functions, seniors who lose their teeth may be at increased risk for dementia/ Alzheimer's. The study, conducted in Japan, included more than 4,000 participants who were 65 and older.  All ...

Differentiating among Depression, Delirium, and Dementia in Elderly Patients
November 5, 2010 Posted by Editor

Differentiating among Depression, Delirium, and Dementia in Elderly Patients, Virtual Mentor, American Medical Association Journal of Ethics, »View Info

Dementia – What Increases Your Risk?
November 4, 2010 Posted by Editor

Dementia – Causes & Risk Factors, by Healthwise (Published on Yahoo Health).

Link Between Diabetes, Alzheimers Disease Strengthened
September 9, 2010 Posted by Editor

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 25 Newsweek -- New research suggests that having insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes raises your risk of developing the brain plaques associated with Alzheimers disease.  A study in Japan found that those with the highest levels of f...

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