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Yesterday | Sys-Con Media

Older Americans and Alzheimer's Disease by the Numbers

It's no secret that our nation's population is aging. And, while Alzheimer's disease and related dementias are not part of the normal aging process, the incidence of these brain disorders is rising in line with the increasing number of older Americans.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Medicine

Yesterday | Myrtle Beach Online

For LGBT community, dealing with dementia is a challenge

Many have spent much of their lives in the closet and fear discrimination by medical or social service providers or even the people they might live with in nursing homes.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Gay/Lesbian, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Transgender, Alzheimer's, Entertainment

Yesterday | Patch.com

Evanston Resident Published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer's & Other Dementias

Evanston Resident Published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer's & Other Dementias Evanston, IL - 04/21/2014- The Alzheimer's AssociationAŽ announced Carrie Jackson of Evanston has been selected as a published author in the new edition of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer's & Other Dementias.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Evanston, IL, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Medical News

New approach to handle people with dementia may help reduce use of antipsychotics drugs

A new approach to handling agitation, aggression and other unwanted behaviors by people with dementia may help reduce the use of antipsychotics and other psychiatric drugs in this population, and make life easier for them and their caregivers, a team of experts says.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Medicare, Geriatric Medicine, Michigan

Newswise

LBD, Underrecognized Yet Common, Says Whoopi Goldberg

Today, if you hear, "Knock, knock," on your cyber door, be sure to answer, "Who's there?" You'll hear Whoopi Goldberg say, "Lewy."

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Whoopi Goldberg, Medicine, Alzheimer's

Newswise

Experts Propose New Approach to Manage the Most Troubling Symptoms of Dementia, Lessen Use of Drugs

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A new approach to handling agitation, aggression and other unwanted behaviors by people with dementia may help reduce the use of antipsychotics and other psychiatric drugs in this population, and make life easier for them and their caregivers, a team of experts says.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Ann Arbor, MI, Medicare, Geriatric Medicine

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Edmonton Journal

People affected by dementia get online help

Alberta's Progressive Conservative caucus says it will finally scrap parts of the provincial Marriage Act that define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, to get in line with federal legislation and public sentiment that wants the rights of gays, lesbian and bisexual Albertans recognized.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Gay/Lesbian, Alberta, MN, Canada, Transgender, Alzheimer's

Wed Apr 16, 2014

McKnightsonline.com

Updates on the Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer's Disease:...

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting approximately 6% to 7% of the population over 65 years of age.1,2 The multifactorial etiology of Alzheimer's disease involves complex interplay among genetic, biochemical, and physiologic factors, which manifest clinically as a range of progressive cognitive, affective, and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Medicine, Genetics

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Philly.com

For LGBT community, dealing with dementia is a challenge

Dementia is terrible for everyone, but elderly people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender face extra problems, says Ed Bomba, communications chair for the LGBT Elder Initiative in Philadelphia.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Gay/Lesbian, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Transgender, Philadelphia, PA, Alzheimer's

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Dementia program uses music to spark memories

Valley VNA Senior Services is offering a free program for individuals with dementia and their caretakers.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Alzheimer's

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Medical Daily

New Delirium Measurement In Older People Adopted By Researchers Studying Alzheimer's, Aging

The new CAM-S delirium diagnostic test, in short- and long-form versions, has been shown more predictive than its predecessor of clinical outcomes for those with severe delirium.

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

Visalia Times-Delta

Alzheimer's group meets Wednesday

The free workshop is held the third Wednesday of each month and there's no reservation in advance required.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Medicine, Visalia, CA

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Runcornandwidnesworld.co.uk

Halton carers complete innovative dementia training

CARERS in Halton have completed specialist training to cope with the growing number of older people living with Alzheimer's and dementia.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Alzheimer's

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Log Cabin Democrat

Brawner: Can't afford not to fund alzheimer's research

Advocates for the Alzheimer's Association made a push in Congress this week for more funding for research.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Medicare, Medicaid, Medicine, Opinion

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Jersey Journal

House of Good Shepherd to host two programs dealing with Dementia.

The House of the Good Shepherd Retirement Community in Hackettstown has two programs to address the care and support of those individuals dealing with this life changing condition.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Hackettstown, NJ, Alzheimer's

The Inter-Mountain

Group to educate caregivers

Statewide The Alzheimer's Association West Virginia Chapter is offering workshops for caregivers and those who are interested in information on enhancing caregiving skills, stress relief and insight into dementia.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Medicine, Bridgeport, WV

Medical News Today

Innovative, coordinated brain care could save billions of health care dollars

Studies have shown that a new patient and caregiver centered model of innovative, coordinated brain care for older adults improves health outcomes and quality of care for those with cognitive impairment.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Medicare, Medicine, Nursing

BioMed Central

Donepezil and life expectancy in Alzheimer's disease: A...

Cholinesterase inhibitors such as donepezil have the effect of delaying progression of Alzheimer's disease , but their effect on life expectancy is unclear.

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Related Topix: Aricept, Donepezil (generic), Medicine, Alzheimer's, Health

Thu Apr 10, 2014

UPI

Those with Alzheimer's may be less likely to die of cancer

A new study reveals that older people who have memory and thinking problems, but do not demonstrate dementia symptoms, may have a lower risk of dying from cancer.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Medicine

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Live Science

Antipsychotic Drugs Harm Older People, Let's Reduce Their Use

This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

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Related Topix: The Conversation, Reggae, Medicine, Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

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