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News on Alzheimer's continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

58 min ago | O-R Online

Health Center's memory unit offers secure, 'home-like' atmosphere

Designers wanted to offer a better quality of life in a secure setting when the One West unit was built in 1999 When the Washington County Health Center planned to expand its secure memory unit two decades ago, designers were given a difficult task: How do you create a "home-like" atmosphere that caters to the needs of people with dementia but also ... (more)

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Related Topix: Washington County, PA, Health

4 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Those with dementia still know, need love

The Dispatch welcomes letters to the editor from readers. Typed letters of 200 words or fewer are preferred; all might be edited.

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Related Topix: Health, Opinion

8 hrs ago | Bedford Today

Bedford Memory Walk to be started by son of Thunderbirds creator

Jamie Anderson, 29, will be starting walkers off at Priory Park on Saturday, September 6. Jamie has been supporting the charity since 2012 when his late father, Gerry Anderson, revealed he was living with dementia.

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11 hrs ago | Russia Taday

Marijuana compound may halt Alzheimer's disease - study

Extremely low levels of THC compound, a chemical found in marijuana, may slow down or halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease, US neuroscientists have found, thus laying the ground for the development of effective treatment in the future.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Health, Marijuana, University of South Florida

15 hrs ago | PsychCentral

Weight Loss Surgery for Obesity May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's

In fact, researchers theorize that bariatric surgery could help reduce the risk of Alzheimer's in obese people.

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15 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Fundraiser to benefit Alzheimer's agency

Basket Bingo and More will be held Sept. 25 at Turtle Run Banquet Center, 332 East Liberty Lane, Danville to benefit the Illiana Alzheimer's Alliance of the Presence United Samaritans Medical Center Foundation.

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19 hrs ago | PsychCentral

Psychology Around the Net: August 30, 2014

Do you care for a person with Alzheimer's Disease and wonder how you can better help them - and yourself - make it day by day? What about a fear of asking for advice? Ever heard of sleep drunkenness? We have it all and more in this week's Psychology Around the Net.

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22 hrs ago | Canada NewsWire

Alzheimer Society of Canada says Council of Federation on the right...

"Sharing and building on best practices that are already working well across the country means we can make a huge difference in the lives of Canadians affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias," says The Alzheimer Society is asking all levels of government to support a national dementia plan.

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Related Topix: Health, Dementia, Medicine

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Pike Press

Pike County Health Department hosts Alzheimer's workshop

Jeanette Wallace/Pike Press Lisa Biernhe from the Alzheimer's Association spoke about the ten early detection signs of alzheimer's Friday, Aug. 22 at the Pike County Health Department.

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Snoqualmie Valley Record

Valley team gets ready for Alzheimer's walk

A group of Snoqualmie Valley residents who care for family members with Alzheimer's have formed a team to join the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's.

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Related Topix: Health, Issaquah, WA, King County, WA

NewsBusters.org

NYT Op-Ed Goes After Richard Dawkins' Down Syndrome Abortion Advocacy

Apparently, Richard Dawkins' aggressive advocacy for aborting babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome and the potential damage it could inflict on the pro-abortion movement was too much for even the New York Times to handle.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Publishing, Media, New Times, Health, Opinion

PhysOrg Weblog

How Alzheimer's peptides shut down cellular powerhouses

The failing in the work of nerve cells: An international team of researchers led by Prof.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Biochemistry

Medical News Today

Unprecedented detail of intact neuronal receptor should serve as...

Scientists succeeded in obtaining an unprecedented view of a type of brain-cell receptor that is implicated in a range of neurological illnesses, including Alzheimer's disease , Parkinson's disease , depression , schizophrenia , autism , and ischemic injuries associated with stroke .

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Related Topix: Department of Energy

Durant Daily Democrat

Elvis visits Durant

This cardboard Elvis is visiting the Durant Main Street stores this week to greet the citizen of Durant before a concert Saturday.

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Related Topix: Durant, OK, Health

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Medical News Today

Mindfulness training can improve quality of life for memory impaired and their caregivers

Mindfulness training for individuals with early-stage dementia and their caregivers together in the same class was beneficial for both groups, easing depression and improving sleep and quality of life, reports new Northwestern Medicine study.

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Related Topix: Health, Northwestern University

Denver Post

Advances in medicine, support offer hope for Alzheimer's patients

Lislott Jacobson, center, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2010. There are exciting developments on the horizon in the area of medicines to potentially treat or even cure Alzheimer's, writes Deb Wells.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Colorado Government, Opinion

Journal Gazette

Alzheimera s Association hosts 'Know the 10 Signs' sessions

The Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter will be hosting two sessions of "Know the 10 Signs."

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Related Topix: Health, Fort Wayne, IN, Kendallville, IN

Switched

Low Doses Of Marijuana Compound Could Slow Or Stop Progression Of Alzheimer's

Marijuana is touted for its medical uses , lessening pain, nausea, and other uncomfortable side effects of conditions like glaucoma, nerve pain, and cancer.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Health, Marijuana, Wedding

KTNV-TV Las Vegas

Local poet gives rare glimpse into Alzheimer's

Many of us know someone affected by Alzheimers. It's a cruel disease that makes no sense.

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Bridportnews.co.uk

Jessica Ives and Sarah Pitcher are fundraising for the Alzheimers Society

BRIDPORT: Two friends are taking on a 26-mile challenge to raise funds for a cause close to their heart.

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Related Topix: Health, Dorset County, England,

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