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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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Holiday Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

The holidays can be a stressful time, not only for Alzheimer’s caregivers, but also your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.  “I think with the holidays it’s really important for us to take a practical approach and really adjust our expectations,” said Ruth Drew, director of family and information services at the Alzheimer’s Association. “Maybe there …

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Could Negative Thinking Increase the Risk for Alzheimer’s?

Up until now, researchers have focused on how physical factors increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, however, now, a group of researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London have suggested that psychological factors may also play a role in Alzheimer’s disease. They have reported that repetitive negative thinking (RNT), …

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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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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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Multi-Sensory Environments Benefit People Living with Dementia

Unveiling a new guide for care homes, Dr. Anke Jakob, from Kingston University London, and Dr. Lesley Collier, from the University of Southampton, shed new light on the positive impact multi-sensory environments can have when caring for people living with dementia. This guide highlights the need for having a space specifically designed for people living …

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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 …

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Can Cognitive Decline be Reversed? One Researcher Claims it Can

With more than 5 million people in the U.S. suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, the race is on to find a cure for the disease. Dale E. Bredesen, of the Buck Institute Research on Aging in Novato, CA, and the University of California-Los Angeles, claims in a new study he developed a personalized treatment program that …

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Personality Traits Increase Alzheimer’s Risk in Women

Alzheimer’s disease is more common in women, with women over the age of 65 having a 1 in 6 chance of developing it, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. In a new study, researchers have found that certain personality traits, such as anxiety, jealousy, and moodiness, may increase a woman’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease.     …

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5 Warning Signs Loved Ones Should Not Avoid when it comes to Dementia

On September 21, World Alzheimer’s Day, awareness surrounding the disease is heightened and people are engaging in conversations about the illness and how it effects everyone involved. More than 5 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and according to the Alzheimer’s Association, every 67 seconds someone develops Alzheimer’s. Since there is no cure for …

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For those who are struggling with memory loss, a memory screen is a step in the right direction to keeping their minds healthy. Apply for a FREE memory screen today!