3 01, 2018

Most Hospitals Are Ill-prepared for Dementia Patients

By |2019-07-12T07:56:46+00:00January 3rd, 2018|An Alzheimer's Story, Research|0 Comments

Steve Johanson had a fierce and knowledgeable advocate at his side when he visited a hospital recently: his wife, Judy. In the six years since Steve had been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, [...]

7 11, 2017

Chimpanzees Are First Animal Shown to Develop Telltale Markers of Alzheimer’s Disease

By |2019-07-12T07:56:51+00:00November 7th, 2017|Research|0 Comments

  Brain analysis revealed protein plaques and tangles, but whether the animals develop dementia is unclear. Aged chimpanzees develop brain characteristics that are similar — but not identical — to those seen in [...]

5 11, 2017

Dementia’s Double-Edged Sword – Educated Lose Memory Faster

By |2019-07-12T07:56:53+00:00November 5th, 2017|Research|1 Comment

  Research has found  that the onset of dementia is delayed in people who have more years of formal education. But a new study shows that this protection may come at a price: once dementia [...]

3 11, 2017

Giving Young Blood To People With Dementia – Controversial Study

By |2017-11-03T10:06:17+00:00November 3rd, 2017|Research|0 Comments

  The controversial approach aims to rejuvenate old tissue. The first controlled, but controversial and small, clinical trial of giving young blood to people with dementia has reported that the procedure appears safe. [...]

27 09, 2017

2 year old girl with Alzheimer’s May Soon Forget Her Parents

By |2019-07-12T07:56:59+00:00September 27th, 2017|Research|2 Comments

  Marian McGlocklin looks like any two year old little girl. She’s as bubbly and curious as any toddler, but sadly she’s also living with a rare disease. Marian suffers from Niemann-Pick disease type [...]

7 09, 2017

Drugs To Avoid In Patients With Dementia

By |2019-07-12T07:57:02+00:00September 7th, 2017|Research, Resources|0 Comments

  Elderly people with dementia often tolerate drugs less favorably than healthy older adults. Reasons for this include: An increased sensitivity to certain side effects Difficulty with adhering to drug regimens Decreased ability [...]

29 08, 2017

This Discovered Symptom Might Be an Early Sign of Dementia

By |2019-07-12T07:57:13+00:00August 29th, 2017|Research|2 Comments

  Can you recognize some of the earliest signs of dementia? Perhaps you know a few common symptoms, such as memory loss or confusion while driving. But thanks to a team at McGill, University in Canada, [...]

19 08, 2017

Blood Pressure Fluctuations May Be Linked To Dementia

By |2019-07-12T07:57:15+00:00August 19th, 2017|Research|0 Comments

People whose blood pressure varies widely from day to day may be more likely to develop dementia than adults who have fairly steady blood pressure, a Japanese study suggests. Researchers examined data from [...]

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