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Effective Tools in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease

There are three areas that are critical in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease: detection, prevention, and preclinical treatment. These three are highlighted in a supplement by Jack de la Torre, MD, PhD, Professor of Neuropsychology at The University of Texas at Austin, speaking on how dementia should be approached and managed right now, not years […]
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Brain Network Weak Spot Identified

At the moment, it is difficult to determine exactly who will develop dementia in their lifetime; however, researchers have identified a weak spot in the brain that shines light on the condition. The research team, led by Dr. Gwenaëlle Douaud of Oxford University, does caution that “much more research is needed into how to bring […]
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Restricting Calories Can Slow the Aging Process

The benefits of dietary restrictions are known for reducing the risk of heart disease, hypertension, and stroke; however very little is known about the benefits for memory and learning. Researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center have discovered that calorie counting diets can actually slow the aging process in the human brain.     “Our study […]
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New Brain Disease Discovered Similar to Alzheimer’s

Researchers have discovered a brain disease that has similar symptoms as Alzheimer’s, but is biologically different.  In this multi-institutional study, co-led by Peter T. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, and John F. Crary, M.D., Ph.D., of Pathology & Neuroscience with Mount Sinai Hospital, researchers discovered the neurological disease […]
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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The Negative Effects of Anxiety on the Brain

People with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are at an increased risk for transitioning into Alzheimer’s disease within a few years, but researchers have uncovered that timeline shortens if the individual suffers from anxiety.     Researchers from Baycrest Health Sciences’ Rotman Research Institute have shown for the first time that anxiety in people with MCI […]
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Discussing a Dementia Diagnosis

When you learn that a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, you may be torn between telling others and keeping it to yourself. Keeping it to yourself can be a large burden, but on the other hand, you may be wondering how others will react with the news. The following are suggestions on how to […]
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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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Cold Sores Could Increase Risk of Alzheimer’s

Two studies claim that an infection of herpes simplex virus can increase the risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Researcher Hugo Lövheim, associate professor at the Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Geriatric Medicine, Umeå University, said, “Our results clearly show that there is a link between infections of herpes simplex virus and the risk of developing […]