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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.
It’s no secret that the Alzheimer’s epidemic is growing with 1 in 9 Americans over the age of 65 now living with the disease in the United States. As a U.S. veteran, you may be entitled to unique veterans benefits that can help you carry the financial burden an Alzheimer’s and dementia diagnosis can bring.
Learn more about veterans benefits for the disease and how to determine if you qualify for them.
Veterans May Be at a Higher Risk for Alzheimer’s
Statistics show that one of three seniors die from Alzheimer’s or a related form of dementia. The numbers alone are staggering. Even more startling, a Read more
Last Updated: November 7, 2018
Studies have shown a link between childhood post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease later in life. Until now, the studies have suggested a link between the two conditions, but a new study from the University Medical Center of Goettingen in Germany recently discovered a molecular link between the disease and PTSD.
Learn more about this study and how the condition can lead to Alzheimer’s later in life.
A Genetic Link Between Alzheimer’s and PTSD
The University Medical Center of Goettingen researchers hypothesized that various risk factors would eventually cause an aberrant activation of genes that ultimately Read more