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Stages of Alzeimer’s Disease

The National Alzheimer’s Association has developed a very useful tool, or “staging system,” to use as a frame of reference when coping with Alzheimer’s disease. The organization, however, will be the first to tell you that people are not programmed … Continue reading

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10 Warning Signs an Elderly Loved One Needs Help

The Eldercare Locator has produced a guide of “10 warning signs” to help families and older Americans determine if help is needed. Any one of the behaviors listed may or may not indicate that an action should be taken and … Continue reading

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Alzhemier’s Report

On September 13, the London-based Alzheimer’s Disease International organization released its World Alzheimer Report 2011, with this year’s edition paying special attention to topics such as disease-related diagnosis and intervention. Key findings include the following:1) “As many as three quarters … Continue reading

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15 Million Alzheimer’s Caregivers

According to the 2011 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures released March 15 by the Alzheimer’s Association, there are nearly 15 million Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers in the United States — 37 percent more than reported last year. In 2010, these … Continue reading

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Strides in Alzhemier’s

The dreaded disease that has stricken millions of suffering victims, threatens millions more and could exact a projected financial cost of over $1 trillion a year by 2050 was the topic of the first ever congressional hearing on the U.S. … Continue reading

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Improve Your Memory

If our brains were computers, we’d simply add a chip to upgrade our memory. The human brain, however, is more complex than even the most advanced machine, so improving our memory isn’t quite so easy. Just as it takes effort … Continue reading

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Housebound Linked to Alzheimer’s?

Seniors who are “housebound” seem to have nearly double the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. The research doesn’t prove that being confined to the house causes dementia, and other factors could explain the association. Still, the … Continue reading

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More From Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver recently talked publicly about her father, Sergeant Shriver, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2003, for the first time since his death in January. She spoke to Larry King about his battle with the disease, her thoughts … Continue reading

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Diagnostic Guidelines for Alzheimer’s

For the first time in 27 years, clinical diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s disease dementia have been revised, and research guidelines for earlier stages of the disease have been characterized to reflect a deeper understanding of the disorder. The National Institute … Continue reading

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Something Fishy

There are many benefits of fish oil for senior citizens. Senior citizens may need this wonder oil more than any other group. Due to hormonal and body structural changes with a reduced body immunity level, older people tend to contract … Continue reading

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