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25
Feb

Chimpanzees Are The First Animal Known to Develop Alzheimer’s Markers

A brand new report in the Neurobiology of Aging finds that Chimpanzees develop similar, but not identical, brain characteristics of Alzheimer’s disease as they age. Chimps are humanities closest relatives, and this could help researchers understand why humans develop alzheimer’s and dementia and could also show behavioural changes in chimps as caretakers. Most animals cognitive abilities decline with age, however

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19
Jan

Traveling as a Caregiver

With summer coming to an end, we’re all looking to take a last-minute excursion before the cold nights set in. Traveling with someone that suffers from Alzheimer’s disease or any form of life-altering condition can be difficult. What can you do to ensure that the trip will involve low stress? Talk about It You and the patient should be sure

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18
Dec

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Successful in Mice Could Restore Lost Memories

New research out of New York leaves experts hopeful of restoring lost memories in Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients after testing proved successful in mice. The study was performed with the use of lights – or optogenically. Until this study, it was believed that these memories had been lost permanently, but the team suggest that it may just be the recall

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12
Nov

Alzheimer’s Misdiagnosis: The Signs

Alzheimer’s disease is very grave and is traumatic not only for the sufferer, but also for the families of the patient. Unfortunately, Alzheimer’s disease is misdiagnosed. Apparently, 20% of those diagnosed do not really have Alzheimer’s disease. Your loved one may not require Alzheimer’s care or a specialized dementia care home if they are displaying normal symptoms associated with aging.

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11
Oct

Do Iron-Rich Vegetables like Spinach lead to Alzheimer’s?

Recently published research from the University of Melbourne suggests that iron-rich vegetables may cause a rusting effect on the brain for those who are at risk to develop Alzheimer’s. The study found that those who have a high iron content in their bodies, along with the protein amyloid associated with Alzheimer’s could see a faster decline of cognitive function. Those

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5
Sep

Delaying Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is one that affects millions of people worldwide. Some of the symptoms include memory loss, problems with speech and language, and personality changes. Today, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s but doctors and researchers have proposed many options to slow down the disease to ensure you do not require specialized care from a dementia care home prior to

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24
Jul

The Risk of Alzheimer’s Increases with Unhealthy Lifestyle

A diet high in sugar and unhealthy fats is the latest risk associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care homes. 6th leading cause of death in the United States. The gene associated with late-onset Alzheimer’s is called ApoE4 – and it is responsible for regulating cholesterol in the brain and the transportation of fat. A variant of this gene is also

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20
Jun

Alzheimer’s Facts and Myths

With the internet, there is so much information that can be found about Alzheimer’s disease. While this is a huge advantage for the most part, sometimes the internet accidentally spreads false information about things including Alzheimer’s Disease. Below, we will discuss some of these ‘myths’ and clarify them for you.   Myth One: Alzheimer’s disease is not fatal Fact: Alzheimer’s

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17
May

6 Tests That Could Lead To Early Detection of Alzheimer’s

Generally speaking, most cases of Alzheimer’s disease are detected once the diseases’ symptoms are starting to show, and at this point, the disease is fairly far along. Early detection allows for possible experimental treatments to slow the progression, allows for the patient to plan and decide what they want to happen, who to care for them etc. Here are 6

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13
Apr

Official Top 5 List of Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s is a disease that disrupts daily life due to a slow or quick decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. Listed below are the 5 signs that you should look out for if you are worried for a loved one or yourself. Short Term Memory Loss Memory loss that begins to disrupt day-to-day life is a first sign of

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