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Three Fourths of Alzheimer’s Patients Are on Risky Medications
Nearly three quarters of people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia are on medications that were not specifically…
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Alzheimer’s Caregivers at Risk for Depression
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can increase the risk of depression in caregivers, and symptoms of depression…
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease May Put You at Risk for Alzheimer’s
People with inflammatory bowel disease are up to six times as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than those without the…
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Why More Women Than Men Get Alzheimer’s Disease
About two thirds of people with Alzheimer’s disease are women. Scientists have long thought the main reason why more women…
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Stress May Increase Your Alzheimer’s Risk; Take Steps to Reduce It
A large new study found that stress-related disorders are tied to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The findings…
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Sleeping Pills May Increase Your Dementia Risk
More and more of us are becoming anxious and stressed because of the coronavirus pandemic. And an increasing number are…
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Poor Vision May Increase Your Risk of Dementia
Poor hearing is a known risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Now a new study reports…
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Stay Social! Being Alone Can Increase Your Alzheimer’s Risk
In this time of social distancing and coronavirus, a growing number of people find themselves isolated, lacking social interaction and…
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High or Low Blood Pressure May Raise the Risk of Dementia
Maintaining a healthy blood pressure in midlife may be important for helping to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and…
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How Alcohol Might Affect Your Dementia Risk
Moderate drinking is unlikely to affect the risk of developing dementia in healthy older men and women, according to a…
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The Hidden Costs of Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are estimated to cost $290 billion dollars a year in the United States,…
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Susceptible to Scams? It May Be an Early Sign of Alzheimer’s Disease
Older men and women who are cognitively “normal” but who are prone to falling for financial scams and other forms…
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Alzheimer’s Caregivers May Benefit from Happiness Training
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease is highly stressful and can lead to depression, anxiety and other potentially…
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Giving Up the Guns When a Family Member Has Alzheimer’s
Anyone who cares for a loved one who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease knows the challenges that can arise…
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Care Management Program Is Reducing Need for Anti-anxiety Medication and Visits to the Hospital/Emergency Room
New York, NY, August 2018 – Last year researchers at the Zachary and Elizabeth M. Fisher Alzheimer Disease Education and…
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Talking to a Loved One With Alzheimer’s
Talking to a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease in the right way can improve overall well-being for caregivers as well…
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10 Powerful Ways to Commemorate Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. It’s an important opportunity to both educate the public about the nature of…
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Making the Most of Mealtimes for People With Alzheimer’s
Getting people with Alzheimer’s to eat and drink enough can be a challenging part of day-to-day care. But good nutrition…
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Family Members Provide 100 Hours a Month of Unpaid Care for Alzheimer’s
Caregivers and family members spend, on average, more than 100 hours a month caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other…
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Alzheimer’s Caregivers Should Be Screened for Depression
Spouses and other family members who care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease should be screened for depression, a…
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Alzheimer’s Care Costs Far More Than Heart Disease or Cancer Care
Medical care for elderly people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in the last five years of life…
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Obesity at Midlife May Speed Alzheimer’s Onset
Various studies suggest that being overweight at midlife increases your risk of developing Alzheimer’s in old age. Now, a new…
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Hello from my mom
By Patsy Robinson TimbsCaretaker My name is Betty Jane Howard. My birth date is July 21, 1934. I am…
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Easing the Behavior Problems of Alzheimer’s Without Drugs
Agitation, aggression, irritability and other behavior problems are a common feature of Alzheimer’s and present unique challenges for family members…
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