How Videoconferences are Helping People with Dementia

How Videoconferences are Helping People with Dementia

A new study has found that people with dementia are less likely to be prescribed anti-psychotics or be physically restrained when caregivers at a senior community were in regular communication via videoconference with a team of medical professionals at a hospital. Learn more about this study and its conclusion that increased collaboration among medical professionals […]

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Researchers Diagnose Alzheimer’s from Brain Scans

Researchers Diagnose Alzheimer’s from Brain Scans

A team of scientists has successfully tracked the progression of Alzheimer’s disease using PET scans. Their groundbreaking study paves the way for a new diagnostic tool and sheds more light into how amyloid and tau work together to spur on the destructive disease. Learn more about this study and its potential impact on the future […]

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How Alzheimer’s Could Be Type 2 Diabetes

How Alzheimer’s Could Be Type 2 Diabetes

The link between Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes continues to grow stronger. A new study presented at the Society for Neuroscience shows that the disease may actually be the late stages of type 2 diabetes. Learn more about how Alzheimer’s could be type 2 diabetes. The Correlation Between Alzheimer’s and Type 2 Diabetes A new study done by researchers […]

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Drop in Body Temperature Linked to Dementia

Drop in Body Temperature Linked to Dementia

It is normal for people to experience a drop in body temperature with age, but a new study has found that drops in temperature can lead to more than just a chill. A study from Canada found that by increasing body temperature, they could slow the production of beta-amyloid and improve the memory in mice. […]

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How Alzheimer’s Plaques Attack Language, Lead to Loss

How Alzheimer’s Plaques Attack Language, Lead to Loss

A study from Northwestern Medicine used new imaging technology to determine why people with PPA may experience language loss in the beginning stages of the disease. Learn more about this study and its implications for early Alzheimer’s disease detection and treatment options. Alzheimer’s Plaques Attack Language, Lead to Loss in Primary Progressive Aphasia Primary Progressive […]

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Active Minds Delay Dementia Symptoms, but Not Disease

Active Minds Delay Dementia Symptoms, but Not Disease

Researchers have found that activity can help delay the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. However, a recent study has concluded that while activity can help delay symptoms, it does not delay the onset of the actual disease. Learn more about this study and the research group that demonstrated this progression of Alzheimer’s based on activity level. Active Minds Only […]

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Heartburn Drugs Linked to Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s

Heartburn Drugs Linked to Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s

A recent study from Germany has found that seniors over the age of 75 who regularly take common heartburn medication may be 44% more likely to develop dementia. Learn more about this study, its impact on prescription heartburn medication for seniors, as well as its limitations, leading some researchers to question the study’s conclusions. Study […]

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Study Suggests Alzheimer’s Rates Are Falling

Study Suggests Alzheimer’s Rates Are Falling

A new study reports Alzheimer’s rates have been falling in each decade since the 1970s. Learn more about this study, its implications for future dementia research and why scientists are proceeding cautiously, acknowledging that the disease is still a very real threat and looming burden for many families. A Gradual Drop in Alzheimer’s Rates Springs New Hope The […]

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