Without a Cure, Alzheimer’s Could Bankrupt Medicare

Without a Cure, Alzheimer’s Could Bankrupt Medicare

While Alzheimer’s research has come so far in a few short years, there is still a long way to go. With studies focused on finding potential disease prevention methods and discovering new links to Alzheimer’s, researchers are hopeful that a treatment is on the horizon. Yet, the disease remains to be a leading cause of death with […]

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NFL Players Are at Increased Risk for Alzheimer’s

NFL Players Are at Increased Risk for Alzheimer’s

A recent report from the NFL and the NFL Players’ Association disclosed that NFL players are at least twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and dementia than the general population. Learn why and what this means for the affected players. Higher Rate of Brain Conditions As part of an ongoing concussion lawsuit in the […]

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History of Alzheimer’s: Major Milestones

History of Alzheimer’s: Major Milestones

There is admittedly a lot we don’t know about Alzheimer’s. 100 years after its discovery, we still don’t know exactly what causes this neurodegenerative disease and we do not have a cure. However, it is important not to lose sight of how far we have come since Dr. Alois Alzheimer noted the  unique symptoms in […]

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Alzheimer’s Will be a Global Epidemic by 2050

Alzheimer’s Will be a Global Epidemic by 2050

A new report titled, “Dementia: a public health priority” suggests that the number of people living with dementia will triple by 2050. The report was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Alzheimer’s Disease International to raise awareness of dementia and advocate for action on an international level. The upcoming G8 Dementia Summit in the […]

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National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s: What’s the Latest?

National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s: What’s the Latest?

The Department of Health & Human Services recently released their first major update to the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease. The Plan went into effect in May, setting a lofty national goal of effectively treating or preventing Alzheimer’s by the year 2025. 12 Month Progress Check of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s This […]

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