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

6 hrs ago | Medical Daily

Early Life Experiences, Not Race, Determine Risk Of Cognitive Impairment In Later Life

A new study finds that it's the level of intellectual stimulation one has had during childhood, not race, that affects cognitive impairment in old age.


Related Topix: Health, UC Davis

15 hrs ago | Morningstar

50 Must-Know Statistics About Long-Term Care

Perhaps you've bitten the bullet and purchased long-term care insurance, or decided to pay out of pocket for long-term care.


Related Topix: Long Term Care, Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Medicaid, Medicine, Nursing, Medicare

19 hrs ago | Holtville Tribune

Many conditions result in dementia, but Alzheimer's is most common

Dementia is a broad term used to describe a group of symptoms that interferes with a person's thinking and the ability to function well in day-to-day activities.


Related Topix: Medicine, Dementia, Health, Genetics

23 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Diabetes, arthritis, cancer and Alzheimer's disease: strategy...

Medicine focuses almost entirely on fighting chronic diseases in a piecemeal fashion as symptoms develop.


Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Life, Food, Dieting, Nutrition, Heart Failure

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Cape Cod Times

More support available for Alzheimer's caregivers

Too often, caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease takes a large toll on the health of the wife, husband, adult child or friend who is doing the caregiving.


Related Topix: Health, Hyannis, MA, Bourne, MA

The Orlando Sentinel

Dance party stimulates minds, bodies of Alzheimer's patients

Roy Ray, 74, and his wife, Joan, 70, stepped lively on the dance floor Saturday to the World War II-era tune "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" as fellow dancers cut a rug around them.


Related Topix: Health, Winter Springs, FL, Wedding, Orlando, FL

Star Tribune

Towns retrofit for aging needs

Up in cabin country, store owners in Walker, Minn., are reorganizing shops so they are easier for customers with Alzheimer's disease and age-related dementia.


Related Topix: Walker, MN, Health, Sales

Yeovil Express

Chard woman Laura Corrick in Mount Kilimanjaro challenge

A CHARD woman is hard at work training for the challenge of a lifetime to raise much-needed funds for dementia research.


Related Topix: Africa, Tanzania, World News, Health

Alabama Live

Stovall Marks Insurance receives Safeco Insurance 'Make More Happen' Award, $3,000 donation for Alzheimer's Association

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama-- Stovall Marks Insurance in Decatur is the recipient of a Safeco Insurance "Make More Happen" Award for its volunteer service with Alzheimer's Association, Mid-South Chapter of North Alabama.


Related Topix: Health, Non-Profit

Walking speed may detect Alzheimer's risk

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. The new test diagnoses motoric cognitive risk syndrome .


Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Neurology

Medical News

Early life experiences influence risk of cognitive impairment in later life

Early life experiences, such as childhood socioeconomic status and literacy, may have greater influence on the risk of cognitive impairment late in life than such demographic characteristics as race and ethnicity, a large study by researchers with the UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center and the University of Victoria, Canada, has found.


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

Fri Jul 25, 2014


Alzheimer's Association Night at the Saltdogs

's pastime. "It brings everybody together which is really cool, you get to meet other people who have gone through the same things as you," says 14-year-old Emily Price.


Related Topix: Health

WTOC-TV Savannah

Garden City Fire Dept. holds BBQ fundraiser for Chief Jimmy Crosby and wife

Volunteers and firefighters at the Garden City Fire Dept. hosted a fundraiser for Fire Chief Jimmy Crosby and his wife, who is suffering from Alzheimer's Disease.


Related Topix: Health

City Paper

Music Therapy Works for Alzheimer's Patients in Alive Inside

We don't die. That's what we like to tell ourselves, anyway. We don't get old, we don't get sick, we don't forget, and we certainly never die.


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


Alive Inside Documents The Power Of Music To Fight Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

You may recall the video of a withdrawn elderly man who comes to life upon hearing music he cares about on an iPod.


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

Medical News

Study: Dementia carers may require more support with medication management

Researchers interviewed family members who care for loved ones with dementia to understand the problems they face.


Related Topix: Health, Medicine

Lancashire Evening Post

Dementia dad had fractured back for days

Anger: Danny Birkett who is angry at the care he received during his stay in Preston Hospital, with his wife Carolyn and daughters Gemma and Sarah The family of an Alzheimer's sufferer is demanding answers from hospital bosses after it took five days to discover he had a back fracture - despite them pushing for an X-ray.


Related Topix: Health, Lancashire County, England, United Kingdom,

Roll Call

For Alzheimer's, Drugs Come More Slowly, but Tests on Horizon

The Economist magazine this week points out that efforts have slowed recently in developing drug treatment options for Alzheimer's disease.


Related Topix: Health


GHBA marks 25th year of giving to Alzheimer's Association

Hundreds of Greater Houston Builders Association members have donated millions of dollars worth of materials, labor, services and land during the course of the past 34 years to make the Benefit Homes Project a success.


Related Topix: Health, The Woodlands, TX, Conroe, TX

Thu Jul 24, 2014

CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV

New drug research, resource center offer hope for Colorado Alzheimera s patients

Seventy-six year old Maryann Campbell still has her spirit of positivity, even though she has Alzheimer's disease.


Related Topix: Health