June 20, 2016: The Longest Day

June 06, 2016

The Longest Day is a team event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association®. Held annually on the summer solstice, the duration of this sunrise-to-sunset event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers. Teams are encouraged to create their own experience as they fund raise and participate […]

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Could Alzheimer’s Stem From Infections? It Makes Sense, Experts Say

May 26, 2016

Could it be that Alzheimer’s disease stems from the toxic remnants of the brain’s attempt to fight off infection?   Provocative new research by a team of investigators at Harvard leads to this startling hypothesis, which could explain the origins of plaque, the mysterious hard little balls that pockmark the brains of people with Alzheimer’s. […]

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Free Care Consultation with Tiffany Cloud-Mann, Alzheimer’s Association

May 19, 2016

The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.   Our professional staff is dedicated to helping people navigate through the difficult decisions and uncertainties people with Alzheimer’s and their families face at every stage of the disease. We […]

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FAQ: 5 Reasons to Make a Memory Box for Alzheimer’s Patients

May 16, 2016

For seniors with Alzheimer’s, a memory box helps recall people and events from the past. These memories, thought to be lost, can stimulate the senior emotionally and prompt conversation with loved ones.   A three-year-old’s works of art, a newspaper clipping, or a family photo; memory boxes hold items that bring us back to a […]

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Treating exercise like a drug: The fight against Alzheimer’s disease

May 13, 2016

Exercise can help maintain a healthy weight, encourage better sleep, improve mood and boost energy levels.   Scott Zimmerman, associate professor of biomedical sciences at Missouri State University, says it can also help combat the sixth leading cause of death in the United States: Alzheimer’s disease.   “Almost everyone is familiar with the idea that […]

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“Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped?” NOVA special

May 09, 2016

This NOVA special tracks the quest for an effective treatment for AD. Three-time Emmy award winning producer Sarah Holt explains the biology behind this devastating disease, from Alois Alzheimer’s 1906 description of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles, to the mutations that cause these pathological hallmarks, and the modern PET scans that detect them in the […]

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Still Alice: A Cinematic Portrayal of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

May 04, 2016

  Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring.   Lisa Genova, […]

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Pets and Dementia

April 29, 2016

Therapy animals have long been used to assist blind and disabled individuals. Now, dogs and pets of all kinds have become increasingly common in the treatment of individuals with dementia related disorders.   “Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” -George Eliot   Therapy animals have long been […]

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Bad Sense of Direction-Possible Early Warning Sign of Alzheimer’s

April 27, 2016

A new study conducted by researchers from St. Louis’ Washington University shows that a bad sense of direction when navigating in new places may be an early warning sign of Alzheimer’s disease. The study divided people into groups, including 16 people with early stage Alzheimer’s and 13 with preclinical Alzheimer’s, measured against a control group […]

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Sleeping well may protect against Alzheimer’s

April 22, 2016

People who get too little sleep may have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study in the journal Neurobiology of Aging.   The study, by academics at the University of Caen in Normandy, demonstrates that getting the right amount of sleep could prevent the formation of clusters of a protein called […]

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Source: https://health.spectator.co.uk/sleeping-well-may-protect-against-alzheimers/