When Alzheimer’s Disrupts a Marriage

Get new insights from a study on marital communication in dementia. When a spouse is cognitively impaired, marital communication is impaired. As Alzheimer’s disease (AD) progresses, language problems increase in frequency – such as searching for the right word, repeating the same word, asking the same question over and over, or substituting one word for …

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Where Alzheimer’s Begins

ROOTS OF ALZHEIMER’S: Columbia University researchers have pinpointed 3 discoveries about Alzheimer’s: Where it starts Why it starts there How it spreads. Learn why this can help researchers treat Alzheimer’s sooner and better. Using high-resolution functional MRI (fMRI) imaging in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and in mouse models of the disease, Columbia University Medical Center …

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Ronald Reagan’s Alzheimer’s Letter: Still Poignant, Still Relevant

When President Ronald Wilson Reagan’s received his Alzheimer’s diagnosis, he immediately penned this profound letter to America. It led the way in breaking down the stigma and myths surrounding Alzheimer’s. Watch Nancy Reagan describe that moment, 21 years past. It marked the ceasing of his formal, public appearances and the beginning of his long, private …

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Brain Scans Show Alzheimer’s Emerging

Tracy Staedter | For the first time since Alzheimer’s disease reared its ugly head, scientists have found a potential tool for early diagnosis. Positron emission tomography, or PET, scanners can be used to track the progressive stages of the disease, even in adults who show no symptoms, report scientists at the University of California, Berkeley. …

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