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National Plan Urges International Teamwork to Fight Alzheimer’s

The prophesied flood of dementia-stricken adults—most recently described in a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), which predicted worldwide cases of the disease to double by 2030—has people around the world seeking unique ways to cope with the impending onslaught. The United States just released its National Plan to Address…

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Alzheimer’s Drug Dumped After Second Clinical Failure An experimental Alzheimer’s drug, which had some experts in the elder care industry creeping closer to the edge of their seats in anticipation, was just abandoned by Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson, reports Reuters. No more studies are scheduled for the previously promising drug,…

Paul Ryan: Republican, Vice Presidential Nominee, Caregiver?

Representative Paul Ryan, presumptive GOP vice presidential nominee, kicked off a recent speech by revealing how he was introduced to the world of caregiving when his Alzheimer’s stricken grandmother came to live with his family while he was still in high school. He described what an eye-opening experience it was…

Those With Early-Onset Alzheimers Need a Game Plan Worthy of Pat Summit

Pat Summit has a game plan—do you? Summit, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s last summer, has recently decided to relinquish her title as head coach of the University of Tennessee women’s basketball team. “It’s never a good time, but you have to find a time that you think is the right…

International Alzheimer’s Meeting Highlights Landmark Discoveries

This past week, scientists, doctors, and researchers from around the globe got together to discuss a topic of great concern to many caregivers: Alzheimer’s. The six-day, 2012 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), held in Vancouver, Canada, played host to a number of studies and presentations on the disease, which affects an…

Caregiver News Trends for August

Seniors more likely to be scammed by loved ones: Seniors are more likely to be robbed by someone they know than by a stranger, according to a recent report by the Investor Protection Trust (IPT), a non-profit organization dedicated to investor education. An IPT survey of over 700 elder financial experts,…

Out-Of-Pocket Costs Soar to Six-Figures for Many on Medicare

The average senior pays nearly $39,000 in out-of-pocket medical costs during their final five years of life, even when most of their expenses are covered by Medicare, according to a recent analysis. Dementia is by far the most costly ailment of the aged, as discovered by researchers from the Mount Sinai School…

Inability to Resist Temptation May Be Sign of Early Alzheimer’s

An ability to resist the temptation of a delicious-looking desert may be a more accurate indicator than memory loss when it comes to figuring out whether your loved one is at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, says a new study. Researchers from Concordia University found that adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), a…

Nationwide Poll Sheds Light On How Caregivers Cope With Alzheimer’s Behaviors

Is your loved one’s Alzheimer’s-induced irritability, anxiety and inappropriateness difficult for you to handle? If your answer to this question is a resounding, “yes,” don’t worry, you’re not alone. Only 14 percent of people taking care of elderly family members with Alzheimer’s disease find it easier to manage a senior’s behavioral…

Experts Identify Three Barriers to Timely Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

The closer scientists come to developing a cure for Alzheimer’s, the more they tout the necessity of being able to identify the disease earlier in its course. Catching Alzheimer’s in its earlier stages can offer a host of benefits to both a caregiver and their loved one. According to the…