Expert reviewed Alzheimer’s and Dementia News

Month: February 2011

PET Scan Marker May Promise Hope for Earlier Alzheimer’s Detection
By Kelli Rush The results of a Phase II study may offer hope for earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. The…
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New Drugs for Alzheimer’s Work in Novel Ways
By: www.ALZinfo.org A new class of drugs called gamma-secretase modulators works to reduce the buildup of toxic proteins in the…
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Is an Effective Alzheimer’s Treatment at Hand?: An Expert Speaks
By: www.ALZinfo.org About $1 billion is spent each year on medicines like Aricept, Razadyne, Exelon, and Namenda. These drugs are…
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Fitness in a Flash: Exercise for Older Adults and Caregivers
By Michelle Porter Tiernan Regular physical activity can keep you strong, improve your flexibility and help you manage stress. But…
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A Walk in the Park
By Tiffani Hill-Patterson By now, everyone knows the health benefits of walking: improved cardiovascular function, weight loss, bone building, stress…
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Senior-Friendly Fitness Close to Home
By Michelle Porter Tiernan Exercise is not only good for your body; it’s good for your brain. Physical activity encourages…
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Reduce the Risk of Wandering
By Winnie Yu It is a major problem with Alzheimer’s disease patients: the tendency to wander off, away from caregiving…
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Talking to Children about Alzheimer’s
By Mary Adam Thomas “The worst thing is the kids. I don’t know how long it’s going to take before…
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How to Communicate With Someone Who Has Alzheimer’s
By: www.ALZinfo.org How can I communicate better with my loved one who has Alzheimer’s? Learning about Alzheimer’s—how it progresses and…
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Doing Crossword Puzzles May Keep the Mind Sharp, for a Time
Mentally stimulating activities like doing crossword puzzles, reading and visiting museums may slow the decline of thinking skills with advancing…
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Studying Magnets to Aid the Brain
Can magnets help the brain work better in those with Alzheimer’s disease? Preliminary studies suggest they may. A technique called…
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Diabetes Linked to Brain Damage of Alzheimer’s Disease
People with type 2 diabetes or in the early stages of getting the disease appear to be at an increased…
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