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Will experimental blood test be a game-changer for Alzheimer's disease?
Sep 05, 2017 | Admin

An experimental blood test can accurately diagnose Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of, according to a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Though still in development, the test may someday be used to diagnose other degenerative brain disorders and even mild cognitive impairment resulting from head injuries.

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Human enzyme may be key to unraveling Alzheimer's disease
Jul 01, 2017 | Admin

Neurodegenerative diseases already affect millions of people in the United States. They tend to strike in middle to later life, and, because the population is starting to live longer, the number of cases is set to rise.

By some estimates, in 30 years, there will be 12 million people in the U.S. living with a neurodegenerative condition.

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Doctors’ Notes: Is your memory normal for your age?
Jun 26, 2017 | Admin

Many older adults make simple memory mistakes that come naturally with aging, but they often worry that Alzheimer’s is the culprit.

In fact, almost half of people over the age of 65 who don’t have Alzheimer’s or dementia still experience some memory loss, according to Alzheimer’s Canada.

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Did You Just Forget, or Is It Something More Serious?
Apr 26, 2017 | Admin

Have you called your daughter by your wife’s name or your son by his brother’s name? Have you misplaced your car keys or forgotten where you parked at the mall?

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Researchers shift focus to prevention of Alzheimer’s
Apr 24, 2017 | Admin

It's been 10 years since Vancouver resident Jim Mann was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. In that time, multiple experimental drugs have emerged with new hopes of beating back his disease. Yet none has resulted in a viable clinical treatment.

"If there is one in my lifetime, then I'll be right there saying, 'hallelujah' and 'congratulations,' but I don't hold out that hope," Mann said.

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How To Reach The Person Inside The Dementia
Jan 02, 2017 | Admin

If you've visited a retirement home or a dementia unit, you've likely noticed the perplexing behaviour of some residents. They repeat the same phrase non-stop or restlessly do one motion over and over, banging on a wheelchair or tapping their fingers on a table. Usually, a caregiver will redirect them or just ignore them because it seems meaningless. But what if it's not?

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6 Memory Problems That Shouldn’t Worry You
Dec 06, 2016 | Admin

It's normal to forget some things, and to become a bit more forgetful as you age. It's also normal to worry about forgetting. What isn't normal is forgetting too much. But how much is too much? And how can you tell whether your memory lapses are part of normal aging or a symptom of something more serious?

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