The 27 Stressful Life Events That Can Lead to Alzheimer’s

The 27 Stressful Life Events That Can Lead to Alzheimer’s

A new study has found that stressful life experiences can age the brain approximately 1.5 years, and that, specifically, experiencing one of these 27 stressful life events could lead to Alzheimer’s and related forms of dementia later in life. Learn more about the effects of stress on brain health and the 27 life events that can […]

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Alzheimer’s May Affect Races Differently

Alzheimer’s May Affect Races Differently

A study from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago suggests that African Americans are less likely to have Alzheimer’s disease but more likely to have other forms of dementia. Researchers analyzed 122 brains of people that had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s while living and found that over 70% of the brains belonging to African-Americans showed […]

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Delayed Onset PTSD and Dementia

Delayed Onset PTSD and Dementia

As any caregiver knows, dementia can change the personality of a loved one, bringing about depression, irritability and even moodiness. A new study has found that these changes may not merely be side effects of the disease, but may indicate a very serious condition called delayed-onset post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Learn more about the study […]

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Brain-Boosting App May Detect Alzheimer’s

Brain-Boosting App May Detect Alzheimer’s

Do you have an iPad or iPhone? An app available on these two devices could detect and track the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about how Pfizer, a pharmaceutical company, is working with game developer, Akili Interactive Labs, to determine if their “Neuroracer” app can detect early signs of Alzheimer’s or dementia in seemingly healthy senior […]

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Epilepsy Drug Could Treat Abnormal Alzheimer’s Brain Activity

Epilepsy Drug Could Treat Abnormal Alzheimer’s Brain Activity

Research suggests that many people with Alzheimer’s disease may have seizure-like activity occurring in the brain, even though the more physical attributes of a seizure are not present. A Harvard Medical School research team recently tested the effects of a common anti-seizure medication on abnormal brain activity in people with Alzheimer’s to find that the […]

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The Connection Between Sleep Disruption and Alzheimer’s

The Connection Between Sleep Disruption and Alzheimer’s

As any Alzheimer’s caregiver knows, sleep disruption in people with Alzheimer’s disease is common and can be a serious issue. Researchers were not aware of what caused the disruption, until now. A study out of Cambridge suggests that the disease does not destroy the internal biological clock, but that it somehow becomes uncoupled from the sleeping […]

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New Guidelines for Diagnosing Lewy Body Dementia

New Guidelines for Diagnosing Lewy Body Dementia

Lewy body dementia is a type of dementia with symptoms similar to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Now, researchers have determined a new set of guidelines for diagnosing this type of dementia, which will hopefully lead to earlier detection and intervention of the disease. Learn more about Lewy body dementia, how it differs from Alzheimer’s and what […]

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Music and Memory Programs Decrease Use of Medication

Music and Memory Programs Decrease Use of Medication

The powerful effect of music on humans in undeniable. Music has the ability to transport us to a different place and time, to stir emotions and memories we have long forgotten. The same is true of music for people living with dementia and a new study shows that personalized music and memory therapy may help reduce […]

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