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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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Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s: A New Diagnostic Tool? Learning how the human brain works to predict the future could help people with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, according to researchers from Washington University. Medicalnewstoday.com reports that a new study, soon to be published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, has found…

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Coach Summitt Stays on the Sidelines Despite Early-Onset Dementia At 59 years old, fabled University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach, Pat Summitt has received a life-altering diagnosis: early-onset dementia—Alzheimer’s type. USA Today reports that Summitt, famous for her unmatched record of 1,071 wins and an incredible eight national championships, will persist…

Majority of Global Alzheimer’s Cases Go Untreated | Franklin, MI

Alzheimer’s disease impacts people around the globe, in every country, but that doesn’t mean victims of the disease are receiving the treatment they need. According to a new study, in some low-income countries, as many as 90% of dementia cases are thought to go undiagnosed, and thus untreated. Alzheimer’s Disease International…

November Marks Alzheimer’s Awareness and Commemorates Family Caregivers

Every month brings an “awareness month” of some type. From Glaucoma Awareness in January, Nutrition Month in March, and Breast Cancer Awareness in September, every worthwhile cause devotes a month to raising awareness and involving the public in helping to further the cause, whatever that cause may be. For AgingCare.com…

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…

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,…