Alzheimers

Revolutionary day care for Alzheimer’s sufferers: Dementia villages

An estimated 4 million to 5 million Americans currently have dementia. It remains the most expensive disease in America — a study funded by the National Institute on Aging estimated that in 2010 it cost up to $215 billion a year to care for dementia patients, surpassing heart disease ($102 billion) and cancer ($77 billion). An...

Ninja drug’ that destroys Alzheimer’s by targeting harmful toxins in brain being developed

The drug - known as the 'PMN310 antibody' - is designed to attack only specific toxic proteins which trigger Alzheimer’s disease SCIENTISTS are developing a “ninja” drug that targets toxic proteins in the brain and stops Alzheimer’s in its tracks. Early tests show the drug halts the chemical processes that kill brain cells in sufferers and...

Two new genes linked to Alzheimer’s risk

Date:July 17, 2017Source:Cardiff UniversitySummary:Two genes that influence a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease have now been identified by a team of researchers. A team of researchers led by Cardiff University has identified two genes that influence a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.The new finding, which builds on the team's previous work of identifying...

5 Ways to Lower Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Aluminum is one of the most widely used metals in the world. Consider your morning commute: You hop into your car, where you’re protected from the elements by aluminum body panels. You sip your morning coffee from an aluminum travel mug. You arrive at your desk and pry open your laptop’s aluminum case to...

What Are the 7 Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Stage 1: No Impairment During this stage, Alzheimer’s disease is not detectable and no memory problems or other symptoms of dementia are evident. Stage 2: Very Mild Decline The senior may notice minor memory problems or lose things around the house, although not to the point where the memory loss can easily be distinguished from normal age...

33 Things People Affected by Alzheimer’s Wish Others Understood

Special Thanks For TheMighty For Pictures This is what they had to say: 1. “It’s not a part of getting older. There’s a misconception that as you get older you become forgetful and Alzheimer’s is just a continuation of aging, but it’s not. It’s a terrible disease, not a part of aging. It’s not something that’s inevitable...

Photographer translates the love of great-grandmother with Alzheimer’s through images and words

It was through the photographer Ravena Rose calls "no words" that the images gained as an illustration of love and attention.What Ravena, to trust us your photos and intimacy he did not know that, through its description, the most beautiful words were spoken.The Ravena lines are highlighted and, as the photos, say absolutely everything...

New Alzheimer’s Vaccine Could Be As Common As The Flu Shot

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating, incurable illness affecting an estimated 5.4 million American adults. However, a newstudy suggests that a vaccine for the condition could become a reality in as little as five years, and may one day become as much of a fixture in the lives of our aging population as the common...

15 Things Only Loved Ones Of Alzheimer’s Patients Would Understand

Alzheimer’s is a physical ailment that damages the brain cells, leading todementia. The decaying of brain cells causes severe memory loss, as well as reduced thinking skills and emotional capacity. The disease was first discovered by Dr. Alois Alzheimer, a German psychiatrist and neuropathologist, in 1906. Dr. Alzheimer noticed changes in the brain cells of a...

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