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 Most People with Alzheimer’s Aren’t Being Told Their Diagnosis If you or someone you love was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, would you want to know? According to a new report from the Alzheimer’s Association, the majority of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia may not have a…

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 Common Drug Ineffective in Early Alzheimer’s A recent study conducted by researchers in the U.S. has found that memantine, the generic form of a common Alzheimer’s drug called Namenda, has no appreciably salutary effect on people who have mild Alzheimer’s. Read Full Article (Reuters)   Source: agingcare.com Contact Pure Home Care…

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Royal Wedding: Can It Help People with Alzheimer’s Remember the Past? Arguably the most devastatingly crippling aspect of Alzheimer’s is its ability to disrupt the connection between an individual and their sense of self. As the disease progresses, it often becomes more and more difficult for a person to remember…

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Bilingual Elders Enjoy Buffer Against Alzheimer’s A Canadian research team has recently unearthed new evidence that adds another line onto the list of the benefits of being bilingual—it can delay the manifestation of Alzheimer’s symptoms. The study In a study of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, researchers found that those people…

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Coming Soon: A Definitive Alzheimer’s Screening Test Doctors may finally have a definitive way of determining whether a person who is experiencing memory loss and other hallmark symptoms of Alzheimer’s actually has the degenerative brain disease, according to a recent article in USA Today. Currently, an irrefutable diagnosis of Alzheimer’s…

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Scientists Turn Skin Cells into Brain Cells to Help Dementia Research People suffering from Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders could eventually be helped by a Stanford University School of Medicine innovation—neurons made from human skin cells. According to Discovery.com, a team of researchers has discovered a way to transform human…

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 Traumatic Brain Injury Could Increase Dementia Risk Traumatic brain injury can possibly increase the risk of dementia, according to two new studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Paris. One study showed that aging veterans who had had traumatic brain injury (TBI) had a two-fold increase in the risk of developing…

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Blood Test to Detect Alzheimer’s Disease on the Horizon A simple one-drop blood test that could detect Alzheimer’s Disease is in development,The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger reported. A researcher at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Osteopathic Medicine has discovered a way to detect 10 antibodies that the body produces to fight…

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Deep brain stimulation (DBS), a Parkinson’s Disease treatment method, appears to offer previously unknown long-term benefits to people afflicted with the disorder, according to WebMD.com. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, DBS involves the insertion of a pacemaker-like device into the brain. Doctors use this device to convey…

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Immune System Cell May Lead to New Alzheimer’s Treatment Neuroscientists from Universitatsmedizin Berlin and Universitatsklinik Freiburg have made a discovery that they hope will eventually lead to a new treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease, Medicalnewstoday.com reported. Their discovery involves a cell called a macrophage. Macrophages are vital components of the immune system…