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Senate Approves Landmark Increase in Alzheimer's Research Funding

Alzheimer’s is one of the most deadly diseases in the United States that receives limited funding to put towards research efforts. However, the Senate Appropriations Committee recently passed a 60% increase in Alzheimer’s research funding, that, if passed into law, would be the largest increase in funding for the disease ever. National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s It’s no secret that Alzheimer’s is one of the most expensive diseases in the U.S. and that research efforts remain grossly underfunded. The cost of care for Alzheimer’s patients in the U.S. is estimated to reach $226 billion this year, with the global cost of care estimated to be close to $605 billion, equivalent to 1% of the entire world’s gross...
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Could Negative Thoughts Affect Your Risk of Dementia?

Two studies from Yale University linked negative thoughts about aging and the elderly to an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. The study lasted over 25 years and evaluated the attitudes and brain health of 158 adults.Learn more about the study, its outcomes and potential impact on future research. Studies Find Link Between Negative Thoughts and Increased Risk of Dementia Two recent studies from Yale University found a strong correlation between negative feelings about aging and the elderly and an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s later in life.The first study, published in the journal Psychology and Aging, used data from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging to determine how their 158 participants viewed the aging process....
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