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Neuroscientist Predicts ‘Much Better Treatment’ For Alzheimer’s Is 10 Years Away

We know that sleep has hugely beneficial effects for the brain. When you sleep your brain essentially cleans itself — it uses cerebral spinal fluid to pump away the plaques and tangles that we think cause the disease. And so … Continue reading

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Antibody reduces harmful brain amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s patients

Aducanumab, a new antibody has been shown to trigger a meaningful reduction of harmful beta-amyloid plaques in patients with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. These protein deposits in the brain are a classic sign of Alzheimer’s disease and contribute to the progressive … Continue reading

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Researchers develop blood test to detect early-stage Alzheimer’s

Researchers say they’ve developed a blood test that detects an early stage of Alzheimer’s disease with “unparalleled accuracy.” The test, developed by researchers at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and Durin Technologies, Inc., was recently demonstrated in a … Continue reading

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Canada’s version of Hogewey dementia village recreates ‘normal’ life

“We protect our residents from the unsafe world. They do not understand the world outside this because the outside world doesn’t understand them,” says Yvonne van Amerongen, an employee at Hogewey who also helped develop the concept. Hogewey was officially … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s: A Disease On Track to Bankrupt Medicare

Leading Alzheimer’s researchers are optimistic that effective treatments to significantly slow or even halt the symptoms of this agonizing and ultimately fatal disease will be available within the next five years. The hope springs from important breakthroughs on several fronts. … Continue reading

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Former dentist, professor continues fight against Alzheimer’s

Losing the ability to think and recall — what could be defined as the very essence of being human — is almost universally terrifying. So terrifying that many people dwell for years in a state of denial. In fact, according … Continue reading

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People Living With Alzheimer’s Can Still Enjoy Life

Many people regard Alzheimer’s as a cruel and devastating disease that destroys its ‘victims.’ One that robs them of their very humanity. Caregivers may fall into a period of deep depression and despondence when the diagnosis is made. Anticipatory grief … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Hits Women Hardest, Report Finds

Alzheimer’s Hits Women Hardest, Report Finds   “So women are at the epicenter of Alzheimer’s disease today, not only by being most likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, but also by being the caregiver most of the time,” said Maria … Continue reading

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Hogewey “Dementia Village” | The Future of Dementia Care?

Hogewey “Dementia Village” | The Future of Dementia Care? Hogewey, located in the Netherlands, is the only care facility of it’s kind in the world and is home to over 150 people with severe dementia.  Started by 2 nurses who … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Alzheimer’s and Dementia

6 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Alzheimer’s and Dementia We all want to dodge the Alzheimer’s bullet. And lucky us, Mother Nature has counterbalanced the power of our hard-wired genes by allowing multiple lifestyle choices to greatly influence our aging. … Continue reading

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