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Alzheimer’s – Treatment; Managing the Disease: Classic Sources

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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Strength Training & Walking Improve Brain & Memory, New Studies Find

Four new studies presented on Sunday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference taking place in Vancouver, Canada, have clarified the key role that different types of exercises can play in improving mental functioning in older adults and staving off . . . → Read More: Strength Training & Walking Improve Brain & Memory, New Studies Find

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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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Fitness Lowers Odds of Death from Dementia, Study Finds

A recently published study has found that when approximately 60,000 adults were tested and ranked — as high, middle or low — for their level of cardiorespiratory fitness, those with medium or high levels of fitness had less than . . . → Read More: Fitness Lowers Odds of Death from Dementia, 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 . . . → 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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Table Tennis Therapy

The Sport and Art Educational Foundation founded the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Table Tennis Program in 2007. Considered to be one of the world’s best brain sports, table tennis is now recommended as a method of warding off Alzheimer’s and . . . → Read More: Table Tennis Therapy

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Fitness protects brain in Alzheimer’s patients

Fitness protects brain in Alzheimer’s patients, Reuters, UK. A study cited at the International Conference on Alzheimer’s in Chicago, found that early Alzheimer’s patients who exercised regularly experienced less mental decline in the parts of the brain that control . . . → Read More: Fitness protects brain in Alzheimer’s patients

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Alzheimer’s Disease – Treatment

By the Mayo Clinic. Good introductory discussion of how Alzheimer’s is treated, once diagnosed.

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Alzheimer’s Disease – Exercise and Nutrition

By the Cleveland Clinic: Exercise and Alzheimer’s Disease: Read more…

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Alzheimer’s Disease – Treatment

Alzheimer’s Disease Treatments – by Cleveland Clinic. A discussion of the medicines typically used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and to attempt to slow the progression of the disease.

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Treatments

Treatments, by the Alzheimer’s Association. Currently there is no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, but drug and non-drug treatments may help with cognitive and behavioral symptoms.

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