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It’s Never too Early for Alzheimer’s Testing

With no current treatment for dementia, a small group of researchers are looking for ways to prevent Alzheimer’s disease by working on tests that could detect the disease years, even decades, before symptoms show up. With the number of cases expected to triple by 2050, researchers are quickly looking for a solution.     Researchers […]
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Improving Patient Care with Patient-Focused Apps

Researchers from the EU-funded MIRROR project have developed new apps that enable healthcare workers to provide more personalized care to dementia patients. The goal of the apps was for workers in residential homes to be more creative and effective in delivering person-centered care. One interesting feature of The Carer App, for example, is caregivers can […]
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A Caregiver’s Story: Getting into a Dementia Patient’s Head

Carol Bradley Bursack was a caregiver to her father who had severe dementia. By traveling into his world and providing him with validation on what he thought was real to him, she was able to provide him with what he needed. Here is her story:     “Dad was adamant. He was waiting for his […]
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Diabetes in Midlife Could Increase Risk of Dementia

It is estimated that 1 in 10 Americans will have diabetes, and now researchers have found that this could increase the risk of cognitive decline later in life. This is the longest research study looking at the relationship between cognitive decline and diabetes by researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.     […]
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Many People with Dementia Go Unscreened and Untreated

Many people with dementia have never been to a doctor for their memory and thinking problems. Despite showing clear cognitive decline, researchers found that 55 percent of patients screened for dementia as part of the University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study had never been evaluated prior to participating in this study.     Lead […]
National memory Screening day

Memory Screening Process

On November 18th, we will be holding free memory screenings for National Memory Screening Day. While this may sound like a scary thing, early detection is key to providing you with the best treatment options. Memory screenings are a simple and safe method to evaluate memory and thinking skills. It will indicate if an additional […]
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Short Men may be at Risk for Dementia

Shorter individuals have an increased risk of dying from dementia, according to a new study from Edinburgh University in Scotland. The researchers found this was true for both men and women, but applied particularly to men under 5-foot-6. While they were not sure what causes the link between height and dementia, they believe it is […]
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National Memory Screening Day

On November 18th, individuals can get memory screenings as part of an initiative by The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. National Memory Screening Day is part of a larger effort to promote early detection of memory problems and to encourage early intervention, including medical treatments, social services and other resources.     Collaborating with local organizations […]
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Sleep Difficulties in Men Could Signal Alzheimer’s

Men with self-reported sleep disorders may be at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease compared to men without them. A new study followed more than 1,000 men, who were initially 50 years old, between the years 1970 and 2010.     At the 40 year follow-up period, Swedish researchers found self-reported sleep disturbances were […]
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In Older Adults, Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Dementia

For adults over the age of 55, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be linked to an increased risk of dementia, a new study suggests. This is not the first study to link TBI and dementia, but researchers say that previous studies have not found the direct link and were subject to limitations. The CDC […]