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3 hrs ago | The Island Packet

Column: When memories matter: Finding humor and hope in dementia

FILE: Walt and Barbara Marcinkowski hold candles as they listen to music Nov. 17, 2013, during a commemorative candle-lighting ceremony sponsored by Memory Matters at Jarvis Creek Park on Hilton Head Island.


Related Topix: Hilton Head Island, SC, Health, Bluffton, SC

7 hrs ago | Freshnews

Research on Digital Health, Alzheimer's, Ebola Draws Nearly...

Nearly 20,000 medical professionals and healthcare leaders gathered for AACC's 65 Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Chicago from July 27-31.


10 hrs ago | PE Hub

Neuroscience deals a no-brainer: VCJ

Since the summer of 2013, an army of scientists has been scrambling to launch an all-out, decade-long, $3 billion research effort to map the human brain.


Related Topix: Startups, Avalon Ventures

14 hrs ago | Medical News

New study provides insight into relationship between depression and dementia

A new study by neuropsychiatric researchers at Rush University Medical Center gives insight into the relationship between depression and dementia .


Related Topix: Depression, Health

19 hrs ago | Business Journal

Throwback Thursday: 25 years of the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's, featuring vintage Fredbird

A vintage Fredbird, shoulder pads, backward baseball caps and high-waisted pants are a few of the things you'll find in this week's Throwback Thursday.


Related Topix: Health

21 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Researchers discover new protein structure that could help treat Alzheimer's, related diseases

There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia , but the research community is one step closer to finding treatment.


Related Topix: Medicine, Dementia, Health, University of Washington

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Medical News

Telephone support program helps reduce symptoms of caregiver depression, health issues

Rhode Island Hospital researchers have found that a support program administered entirely by telephone can significantly reduce depression and other symptoms in informal caregivers, such as family or friends, of individuals with dementia .


Related Topix: Health, Medicine


Alzheimer's Association Expands in Duluth

As baby boomers age, the Alzheimer's Association said the number of Americans with Alzheimer's will escalate rapidly.


Related Topix: Health, Duluth, MN

Dr. Oz features Diane Keaton; high fat low carb diet for Alzheimer's and obesity

With a successful career and ageless beauty, 68-year-old Diane Keaton appears to have it all.



Down syndrome patients could help doctors understand alzheimer's disease

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's. More than 400,000 of them also have Down syndrome.


Related Topix: Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Business Journal

a How Alzheimer's affects us all - and why there's promise ahead

As advances in health care, sanitation and nutrition push life expectancy to new highs, troubling issues are coming into focus.


Related Topix: Health

Mental Help Net

Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia

Spending time in a garden might help soothe the agitation that commonly strikes people with dementia, a new review suggests.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Health, Mineola, NY, New Hyde Park, NY, Hyde Park, NY

Messenger Newspapers

Dementia cases surge 62% in 7 years

The Health and Social Care Information Centre said the number of patients with a recorded diagnosis of dementia has increased by 62%.


Related Topix: Dementia, Medicine, Health

Post and Courier

Things to Do for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

What: A five-part class designed to educate caregivers of persons who exhibit signs and symptoms associated with Alzheimer's Disease or related dementia.


Related Topix: Health

Inventor Spot

Groundbreaking Protein Structure Developed To Interfere With Formation Of Amyloid Plague

Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, rheumatoid arthritis, Type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis... These are just five of the more than 40 identified amyloid diseases, serious diseases that currently have limited treatments and no cure.


Related Topix: University of Washington

Tue Jul 29, 2014

CBS Local

Rush, Northwestern Studying New Anti-Dementia Drug

Alzheimer's researchers at Rush University Medical Center and Northwestern University have launched a study to test a new treatment for Alzheimer's Disease, and are looking for volunteers to take part.


Related Topix: Health, Dementia

The Northern Echo

AFTER running 10km every day for 100 days, Kenny Reader knew exactly what to do with his trainers.

Doing so marked the end of a challenge the Durham City rugby player set himself in honour of his Uncle Solly who suffered from Alzheimer's disease until sadly passing away four years ago.


Related Topix: Health

Letter: Walberg deserves praise for passage of Alzheimer's Accountability Act

As an Alzheimer's Ambassador, I would like to thank Congressman Tim Walberg for co-sponsoring the Alzheimer's Accountability Act .


Related Topix: Health, US News, Opinion

Log Cabin Democrat

Alzheimer's Arkansas Programs and Services annual fundraiser

The Conway committee of the Ninth annual Alzheimer's Walk benefitting Alzheimer's Arkansas Programs and Services is having its annual Pizza Inn Fundraiser from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 29. Members of the committee will be waiting tables for tips and the restaurant management will be donating a percentage of the sales that evening to the Walk.


Related Topix: Health, Conway, AR

The Town Talk

New brain protein tied to Alzheimer's disease

Scientists have linked a new protein to Alzheimer's disease, different from the amyloid and tau that make up the sticky brain plaques and tangles long known to be its hallmarks.


Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Dementia