Light the World Teal for Alzheimer’s

Light the World Teal for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is reaching epidemic proportions worldwide. In order to raise awareness of the disease and show support for those living with it, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is asking landmarks across the country to change their lights to teal for Alzheimer’s. Learn more about the campaign and how you can participate on a local level. […]

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Scientists Work Towards Better, Cheaper Alzheimer’s Test

Scientists Work Towards Better, Cheaper Alzheimer’s Test

Alzheimer’s disease is wreaking havoc on public health, costing Americans an estimated $259 billion in debt along with untold personal trauma. Researchers are still working to understand what triggers the disease and, ultimately, how to stop it, but their focus is on early prevention and detection. Learn more about the scientists who are working towards a better, cheaper Alzheimer’s […]

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Dementia’s Impact on Age, Brain

Dementia’s Impact on Age, Brain

As Alzheimer’s progresses, it can bring an onslaught of different symptoms including memory loss and personality changes. Until now, the manifestation of these symptoms has only been observed through the actions and behavior of people with the disease. Now, researchers at Lund University in Sweden are using PET imaging to show changes in the brain […]

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What Does Alzheimer’s Do to the Brain?

What Does Alzheimer’s Do to the Brain?

The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease affects specific parts of the brain that control language, memory and thought. Incurable and irreversible, Alzheimer’s progresses through several stages, from mild to severe, and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Alzheimer’s disease starts with minor cognitive problems. Confusion, forgetfulness and mood swings are […]

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Scientists Discover Alzheimer’s Sequence

Scientists Discover Alzheimer’s Sequence

Researchers know that Alzheimer’s disease creates abnormal levels of certain proteins and causes increased inflammation in the brain. What is still largely unknown, however, is how it works together to trigger Alzheimer’s. Scientists recently conducted a study and discovered a link between the three – essentially a cascading effect. Learn more about this study and the sequence of […]

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Music Therapy For Dementia: Awakening Memories

Music Therapy For Dementia: Awakening Memories

Many of us have either heard or seen the incredible effects that music can have on people with dementia. Learn more about the Music & Memory Program, a non-profit organization bringing personalized music to seniors to “vastly improve [their] quality of life.” Thus far, the program has provided iPods to over 140 residences in North America. The Music & Memory […]

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Using the Spark Memories Radio App for Dementia

Using the Spark Memories Radio App for Dementia

World renowned Alzheimer’s expert, musician, neurologist and New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D. has co-founded an app to help engage people with dementia through music. The SPARK Memories Radio app is a streaming music app that creates personalized playlists to reduce agitation in people who have the disease. Learn more about how the app […]

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Preventing Dementia Through Lifestyle Choices

Preventing Dementia Through Lifestyle Choices

A recent study has found that one in three cases of dementia could be prevented through lifestyle choices. The study comes at a time when the disease is reaching epidemic proportions across the globe, with 47 million people now living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Learn more about the study – focused on preventing dementia through […]

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