Expert reviewed Alzheimer’s and Dementia News

Month: July 2013

Three Ways to Talk to People Living with Alzheimer’s
For people living with Alzheimer’s it is often difficult, if not impossible, to begin a conversation or engage with another…
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The Soaring Costs of Alzheimer’s Care
As a generation of baby boomers continues to grow older, costs of care for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of…
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Blacks and Whites Share Common Alzheimer’s Genes
One of the first broad studies of genetics in African Americans has found that blacks and whites of European ancestry…
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Home Exercise Offers Benefits for People With Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s is a disease that robs the mind and memory. It also takes a physical toll, including decreased mobility and…
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Activity Directors: The Unsung Heroes
Since I specialize in Alzheimer’s care, you can imagine that I frequent quite a few nursing facilities. I often have…
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Physical Activity Keeps the Brain Healthy
An active lifestyle has long been promoted as a way to keep the heart pumping strong. Now new research shows…
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Exercise May Combat Memory Declines Linked to High-Fat Foods
Rats and mice fed a high-fat diet show declines in memory and thinking skills. But exercise may combat the detrimental…
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Brain changes 20 Years Before Alzheimer’s
Brain Changes Detected 20 Years Before Alzheimer’s Symptoms
Scientists increasingly recognize Alzheimer’s as a disease process that begins years before symptoms of dementia become evident. Now, new research…
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