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MAY
2014
alzheimer's

At Home Exam Helps People Identify Signs of Alzheimer’s

Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia is crucial to the success of the treatment process and researchers have developed a new way to help detect the disease at home. The SAGE Test An early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can help individuals begin treatment earlier,...
30
APR
2014
diabetes alzheimers

Diabetes May Cause the Brain to Shrink

The link between diabetes and dementia has been documented before, but a new study sheds light on why the two may be connected. Diabetes may cause the brain to shrink, according to research from a group of prominent radiologists. Brain Size of Diabetics Memory issues and other...
23
APR
2014

Gene Variant Increases Alzheimer’s Risk in Women

A specific gene variant dramatically increases the risk of Alzheimer’s in women, according to a new study out of Stanford University. Alzheimer’s Research As the prevalence of Alzheimer’s continues to rise amidst increasing life spans, testing of the disease and any...
18
APR
2014
long term care

Fit Young People Make for Sharp Old People, Study Says

Being fit in your younger years doesn’t just benefit you then. Your fitness levels in your 20s determine your mental sharpness 25 years later, according to a new study. Fitness Levels at a Young Age Researchers conducted a study that looks at how physical fitness at a young age...
03
MAR
2014
alzheimers

Actor Seth Rogen Speaks to Congress About Need for More Research on Alzheimer’s

Speaking on a cause close to his heart, Seth Rogen spoke to a mainly empty Senate subcommittee last week about the need to increase funding for Alzheimer’s research. Congressional Hearing The actor, whose mother-in-law suffers from the disease, gave a touching, and at times...
19
FEB
2014
brain size

Regular Walks Can Increase Brain Size, Study Says

Taking time out of your day for a walk has numerous benefits – preventing obesity, minimizing depression symptoms, and lowering blood pressure are just a few. New research says that regular walks may also help increase brain size and thereby, decrease the amount of aging in...
19
NOV
2013
long term care

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s with an Eye Exam

There have been a number of different methods to diagnose Alzheimer’s suggested in the past several months. Photo therapy, blood sugar levels, and even sniffing peanut butter have all been floated as potential dementia detection tools. A new idea detailed at the Society for...
12
NOV
2013

Exercising the Body Works the Mind, Too

The thought of Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia is frightening to nearly every one. Those who have seen family members or loved ones live through a dementia diagnosis often look to ramp up prevention methods. Brain Training Crossword puzzles and Sudoku are two of the most...
02
JUL
2013
long term care alzheimer's caregiver

National Alzheimer’s Plan Updated to Include Assisted Living in Long Term Care

The Department of Health and Human Services recently made adjustments to the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease. These adjustments are part of an effort to understand the importance of caregiving for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients within assisted living...
22
MAY
2013
alzheimers research

New Alzheimer’s Research Pinpoints Disease Trigger

Alzheimer’s research studies are widespread, but very few have led to any major breakthroughs in recent years. Cambridge Study Identifies Catalyst Researchers at Cambridge University published a study on Monday that was able to identify the process that turns healthy cells...
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