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Health & Science PET scans show many Alzheimer’s patients may not actually have the disease

Tara Bahrampour — Washington Post A significant portion of people with mild cognitive impairment or dementia who are taking medication for Alzheimer’s may not actually have the disease, according to interim results of a major study underway to see how PET scans could change the nature of Alzheimer’s diagnosis and treatment. The findings, presented Wednesday […]

Caffeine Boosts Dementia-Fighting Enzyme

Caffeine increases the enzyme called NMNAT2 in the brain. This creates a chemical ‘blockade’ against dementia. Learn how caffeine and 23 other compounds can protect you. BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A study by Indiana University researchers has identified 24 compounds — including caffeine — with the potential to boost an enzyme in the brain shown to […]

Redesigning a Home for Dementia Care

DESIGN VIDEO: Good ideas in home design can make a world of difference when caring for people with dementia. See this video packed with great examples and insights.

Memories Fade But Feelings Remain

A new University of Iowa study further supports an inescapable message: caregivers have a profound influence — good or bad — on the emotional state of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Patients may not remember a recent visit by a loved one or having been neglected by staff at a nursing home, but those actions can […]

CNN: Alzheimer’s: The disease that could bankrupt Medicare

By Sandee LaMotte, CNN Updated 12:26 PM ET, Tue March 7, 2017 (CNN)Every 66 seconds this year, an American will develop Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association annual report, released Tuesday. By the year 2050, that number is expected to double to one every 33 seconds. Those startling statistics are mirrored worldwide. In 2016, […]

Alzheimer’s Risk from Family History

VIDEO: How do family history and genetics affect a healthy person’s risk of Alzheimer’s? Watch Harvard’s Top Alzheimer’s researcher, Dr. Rudy Tanzi, offer down-to-Earth insights.

Alzheimer’s & Hospital Stress

Hospital trips are stressful. This is especially true for people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. Be prepared for emergency and planned hospital visits. Relieve some of that stress. Check out these tips for ways to make hospital visits easier. Going to the Emergency Room A trip to the emergency room (ER) can tire and frighten […]

“My Mom HAS Won”: Pat Summitt Alzheimer’s Clinic Opens

When record-setting coach Pat Summitt was first diagnosed, she turned to her son Tyler and said, “I want to win. I want to beat this thing.” See her winning legacy live on in the newly dedicated Pat Summitt Clinic at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Visual Confusion in Dementia

Dementia can make it difficult to recognize familiar faces, or even trigger hallucinations. Lewy body dementia is particularly susceptible to such visual problems. Watch Stanford’s Dr. Kirshner answer a few questions on the topic.

The Dangers of Driving with Alzheimer’s

15 Warning Signs for Driving with Dementia Driving too slowly or too fast Receiving traffic tickets Being honked at or yelled at by other drivers Becoming upset or angry while driving Dents, dings or scraped paint on the car, mailbox or garage Misunderstanding or not noticing signs on the road Getting lost in familiar places […]