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6 Tips to Have A Better Holiday Season When Dementia Is Involved – Positive Approach to Care

24 hours ago
Between family get-togethers, cooking, and shopping, even people living with a healthy brain can start to feel burned out. But, for a person that is living with brain change, the […]

Eight strategies for caring for someone with dementia

2 days ago
The symptoms of dementia, or cognitive impairment that affects a person’s ability to function, can cause fear and anxiety, both for the person experiencing them and for their caregiver. Though […]

How to Speak to a Loved One With Alzheimer’s or Another Dementia – CNET

1 week ago
  This story is part of Mysteries of the Brain, CNET’s deep dive into the human brain’s infinite complexities.   I’ll never forget the last real conversation I had with […]

Healthy habits strengthen your heart and your head – Senior Voice

3 months ago
Most Americans over age 60 are fearful of age-related health decline and disease. According to one survey, the fears of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease top the list. These fears are […]

New annex brings seniors back together in Fairbanks – Senior Voice

7 months ago
  Knowing all too well the effects of social isolation on the health of seniors, both mental and physical, the Fairbanks Senior Center has temporarily pivoted to a new rented […]

Bill would create statewide dementia awareness program in Alaska – State of Reform | State of Reform

8 months ago
Members of Alaska’s Senate Health and Social Services Committee discussed a bill that aims to increase dementia awareness Tuesday.   Get the latest state-specific policy intelligence for the health care […]

Following his Alzheimer’s diagnosis, the legendary performer is using his award-winning voice to fight stigma

8 months ago
  Following his Alzheimer’s diagnosis, the legendary performer is using his award-winning voice to fight stigma An esteemed musical collaborator and big band singer, Tony Bennett is no stranger to […]

42 previously unknown genes discovered for Alzheimer’s disease | CNN

8 months ago
CNN — An additional 42 genes connected to the development of Alzheimer’s disease have been uncovered in the largest study of genetic risk for Alzheimer’s to date. “This is a […]

Alzheimer’s Tips: Calming a Loved One Who is Agitated

9 months ago
Source: Alzheimer’s Tips: Calming a Loved One Who is Agitated

AFA | The Apartment-A Guide to Creating a Dementia-Friendly Home

11 months ago
Source: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America | The Apartment-A Guide to Creating a Dementia-Friendly Home

Phase 2a Trial Initiated for Lomecel-B in Mild Alzheimer’s Disease

11 months ago
Longeveron is initiating a Phase 2a clinical trial for its Lomecel-B treatment — an investigational, bone marrow-derived, medicinal signaling cell (MSC) — in patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease. The first […]

Detect subtle signs of dementia with this simple at-home test

12 months ago
Though not unusual, a memory that fades with age can be worrisome: while it’s just a normal part of aging for some, for others it may be an early sign […]

Tau NexGen Alzheimer’s Trial Now Also Testing Anti-Amyloid Treatment

12/02/2021
The Tau Next Generation (Tau NexGen) clinical trial will now be evaluating an anti-amyloid antibody in addition to an anti-tau antibody as a potential treatment for early onset Alzheimer’s disease, according […]

First human trial of Alzheimer’s disease nasal vaccine to begin at Boston hospital – CBS News

11/16/2021
First human trial of Alzheimer’s disease nasal vaccine to begin at Boston hospital show SVG here end show SVG By Sophie Reardon Updated on: November 16, 2021 / 10:31 PM […]

Why Aduhelm, a new Alzheimer’s treatment, isn’t reaching many patients : Short Wave : NPR

11/05/2021
  Why Aduhelm, a new Alzheimer’s treatment, isn’t reaching many patients END CLASS=”STORYTITLE” END CLASS=”STORY-TOOLS” November 5, 202112:30 AM ET END CLASS=”STORY-META__ONE” END CLASS=”STORY-META__TWO” END ID=”STORY-META” CLASS=”STORY-META HAS-BYLINE” Why Aduhelm, […]

Big Pharma Abandoned Alzheimer’s, This Good Unicorn Stayed And Found A Potential Cure

10/30/2021
The biggest companies in the world gave up. Wall Street wrote it off as a lost cause. 17 years and hundreds of billions of dollars later, a potential cure for […]

Physical activity associated with slower cognitive decline in people with high levels of tau protein | National Institute on Aging

10/14/2021
  Engaging in high or medium levels of physical activity was associated with slower rates of cognitive decline in people with high or low levels of tau, compared to those […]

The WAM Summit: Creative Advances in Alzheimer’s – THE WOMEN’S ALZHEIMER’S MOVEMENT

10/13/2021
We need science to find a cure for Alzheimer’s, and science needs us to participate. So join award-winning journalists Maria Shriver and Natalie Morales in conversation with leading Alzheimer’s researchers, […]

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Prevents Alzheimer’s Processes in Mice

10/08/2021
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) — treatment in which patients are given pure oxygen — prevented the biological processes responsible for the development of Alzheimer’s disease in a mouse model, a […]

MIND diet linked to better cognitive performance: Study finds diet may contribute to cognitive resilience in the elderly — ScienceDaily

10/05/2021
Aging takes a toll on the body and on the mind. For example, the tissue of aging human brains sometimes develops abnormal clumps of proteins that are the hallmark of […]

Eisai Starting FDA Submission for Alzheimer’s Therapy Lecanemab

10/05/2021
Eisai has started work on a rolling submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a Biologics License Application (BLA) for lecanemab (BAN2401), its antibody treatment for early […]

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga prepare for Bennett’s last big concert – 60 Minutes – CBS News

10/04/2021
The 95-year-old singer is gearing up for two more shows at Radio City Music Hall, though he’s grappling with Alzheimer’s. Anderson Cooper was there as he prepared. When Tony Bennett’s […]

Utilizing Music and Alzheimer’s: the Strongest Kind of Magic

09/29/2021
Source: Utilizing Music and Alzheimer’s: the Strongest Kind of Magic

Amyloid-beta Produced in the Liver May Play Role in Alzheimer’s

09/20/2021
Amyloid-beta produced in peripheral organs, specifically the liver, may be implicated in the brain neurodegeneration observed in Alzheimer’s disease, according to a mouse study. The study, “Synthesis of human amyloid restricted […]

Alzheimer’s Cure: Unproven Treatments Harm Senior Health – DailyCaring

09/20/2021
3 reasons why unproven Alzheimer’s medications could be harmful Source: Alzheimer’s Cure: Unproven Treatments Harm Senior Health – DailyCaring

Hallucinations May Be Charles Bonnet Syndrome, Not Early Dementia – Neurology Advisor

09/20/2021
Visual illusions can be an early symptom of dementia, but in some cases they may be a sign of a purely ophthalmic condition, Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS). This rare disease […]

Omega-3 Supplements May Help Slow Memory Decline in Alzheimer’s

09/14/2021
Six months of daily supplements of omega-3 increased the levels of two biomarkers of inflammation and nerve damage in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to […]

Brain refreshing: Why the dreaming phase matters — ScienceDaily

08/25/2021
Scientists have long wondered why almost all animals sleep, despite the disadvantages to survival of being unconscious. Now, researchers led by a team from the University of Tsukuba have found […]

Blood Test Discerns Alzheimer’s From Other Dementia With High Accuracy | MedPage Today

08/23/2021
Two blood markers, phosphorylated tau 217 (p-tau217) and phosphorylated tau 181 (p-tau181), showed strong diagnostic performances for Alzheimer’s disease and discriminated Alzheimer’s from frontotemporal lobar denervation (FTLD) syndromes and normal […]

Reduplicative Paramnesia: Is This a Symptom of Alzheimer’s?

08/19/2021
A 70-year-old woman believed that 2 identical houses were located at the same address. She maintained that both homes have the same furniture. Once a doctor examined her, a tumor […]

When is it Time to go to the Doctor? Early Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

08/18/2021
Source: What is it Time to go to the Doctor? Early Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s treatments: What’s on the horizon? – Mayo Clinic

06/30/2021
googleon: snippet Alzheimer’s treatments: What’s on the horizon?   Despite many promising leads, new treatments for Alzheimer’s are slow to emerge. By Mayo Clinic Staff Current Alzheimer’s treatments temporarily improve […]

Making healthy choices may reduce Alzheimer’s risk

06/24/2021
by Scott Gilbert, Pennsylvania State University No effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease exists, even though more than 5 million Americans have it. But what if there was a way to […]

(73) “Alzheimer’s: What You Can Do” – YouTube

06/20/2021
Alzheimer’s: What You Can Do delves into the research that shows how our social interactions, diet, sleep exercise, stress levels and daily health habits hav… Source: (73) “Alzheimer’s: What You […]

Beyond Denial: Anosognosia & Alzheimer’s Disease

09/18/2020
Source: Beyond Denial: Anosognosia & Alzheimer’s Disease

Gum disease–causing bacteria could spur Alzheimer’s | Science | AAAS

01/23/2019
  Poor oral health is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. What’s not clear is whether gum disease causes the disorder or is merely a result—many patients with dementia can’t […]

600 trillion synapses and Alzheimers disease

12/18/2018
600 trillion synapses and Alzheimers disease Late-onset Alzheimer’s disease is extremely difficult to model in the laboratory, one reason why no successful therapy for it exists. But scientists are using […]