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If you know someone with Alzheimer's disease or have been diagnosed yourself, this is your community. Alzheimers.net grew out of the need to have a social network that will be a respite, a resource and a way to connect with others who share a common bond. Get authoritative, up-to-date resources and advice from professionals with expertise about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge have created a new app designed to boost memory and reduce the effects of dementia for those in the early stages of the disease.
Learn more about brain training games, dementia and the promise this new app is bringing to the billion dollar industry.
Brain Training and Dementia
The effectiveness of brain training games on improving brain health is heavily debated by leading neuroscientists and Alzheimer’s disease researchers. Some researchers are skeptical, saying that the progression of Alzheimer’s is biological, even calling the idea that Read more
The Population Reference Bureau says the share of older adults with dementia in the U.S. dropped 24% from 2000-2012. Yet the Centers for Disease Control says Alzheimer’s deaths rose 55% from 1999-2014, and that the number of people with Alzheimer’s will quadruple by 2050. How can all three numbers be true?
Don’t give up on the experts. We explain why this all makes perfect sense.
The Ways Dementia Disease Burden Can Rise and Fall
To understand Alzheimer’s disease and dementia statistics, you need to understand the ways that the number of people with a disease can rise or fall. We describe Read more