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Sleep Deprivation Linked to Alzheimer’s
Research from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis claims that when mice are sleep deprived, there are more Alzheimer’s plaques deposited in their brains.
Tips for Dealing with Alzheimer's
I have received quite a few emails from overwhelmed caregivers and their families. Many want to know about a “miracle” drug combination, a safe sedative or how to avoid the fallout of irritability.
How to Avoid Burnout for Dementia Caregivers
It is important for caregivers to take care of themselves. A caregiver is like the fixed point of a compass around which the Alzheimer’s individual revolves.
A Loving Caregiver Can Slow Down Alzheimer’s
A study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, demonstrates that closeness to one’s caregiver correlates with a slower decline in both cognition and function in activities of daily living, especially for people whose spouses took care of them.
Inflammation Is a Precursor to Alzheimer’s
Dr. William Banks from St. Louis University has published two studies explaining how inflammation affects Alzheimer’s. Moreover, he claims that the anti-inflammatory drug indomethacin could hold promise as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
The Link Between Alzheimer’s and Depression
Older people with symptoms of Mild Cognitive Impairment who are also depressed are often propelled into Alzheimer’s disease because of the depression!
The New Hot Topic of Overlapping Diseases
Sometimes in science, an idea hangs loosely in the background for many years because researchers don’t know how to make proper sense of it. Then there is a breakthrough and suddenly the hypothesis is being talked about researchers.
New Tool for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Risk
The Journal of the American Academy of Neurology explains a new tool for early risk detection of Alzheimer’s disease and some surprising risk factors are cited.
NSAIDs Increase the Risk of Alzheimer’s
If you take an anti-inflammatory, non-steroidal drug like naproxen or ibuprofen, and think that it will help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, think again.
Tune into The Alzheimer’s Project on HBO
In May a four-part TV series on Alzheimer’s disease called “The Alzheimer’s Project” will air. The HBO series will examine groundbreaking Alzheimer discoveries made by the country’s leading scientists and the effects this debilitating terminal disease has on those afflicted with Alzheimer’s.
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