Expert reviewed Alzheimer’s and Dementia News

Month: December 2014

Chocolate May Aid Age-Related Memory Loss
Men and women who consumed a cocoa-rich diet for three months did much better on memory tests than those who…
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Most People With Alzheimer’s Have Not Had Dementia Testing
More than half of people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia have never seen a doctor about their…
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Moderate Drinking Can Be Good for the Aging Brain
Men and women who drink moderately in older age may have better memory than those who abstain from alcohol, a…
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Blood Test Offers Hope for Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s
A novel blood test offers hope for diagnosing Alzheimer’s at its earliest stages, up to 10 years before symptoms like…
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Just As I Am
By now it’s well known that Glen Campbell, the legendary recording star, is in the fight of his life with…
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Taking Part in the Search for the Cure
Getting involved in clinical trials is an effective way to advance the pursuit for better treatments and even a cure…
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Jim Nantz: A Son’s Calling
You may not recognize his face, but if you’re a sports fan, you’ll likely recognize his voice. Jim Nantz, a…
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A Helping Hand
When is it time for professional in-home care? People with Alzheimer’s disease go through a lot of changes—something that you,…
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A Report from the Interior
Poignant new book offers an honest firsthand perspective of Alzheimer’s disease Greg O’Brien knows what memory loss looks like, having…
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Therapy Dogs: Making the Connection with Alzheimer’s Patients
Therapy dogs serve in all sorts of health care environments to bring comfort and a friendly (and furry) face to…
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Feeling Lonely Increases Alzheimer’s Risk
Older people who report feeling lonely are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, according to…
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Brain ‘Pacemaker’ Is Being Tested for Alzheimer’s Disease
Surgeons are testing a procedure called deep brain stimulation for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. The technique,…
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