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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 are common . . . → Read More: Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips for Dealing with Aggressive Behavior Issued by National Institute on Aging

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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 . . . → Read More: Alzheimer’s Disease Deaths Increase Significantly Over Last Decade

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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 Project Act . . . → Read More: Obama Administration Releases New National Plan to Fight Alzheimer’s

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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 . . . → Read More: Alzheimer’s Spreads in the Brain like a Virus, New Study Finds

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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 . . . → Read More: Johns Hopkins Releases 2012 Memory White Paper

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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 . . . → Read More: New Guidelines for Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

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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 . . . → Read More: Nearly 15 Million Americans Are Now Caring for Someone With Alzheimer’s Disease – A Number Rapidly Growing

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Dementia—Is This Dementia and What Does It Mean?

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

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Signs, Symptoms, and Stages

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

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Alzheimers Disease: Diagnosis Overview –

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

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Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

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 about . . . → Read More: Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

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