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Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity Brings Serious Attention to Alzheimer’s

Seth Rogen is best known for his role in slapstick comedies like “Knocked Up” and “Superbad.” But there’s another side to the actor, one that is fighting for Alzheimer’s awareness and raising funding for Alzheimer’s research. As Rogen watches his mother-in-law battle with the disease, he is raising funds and awareness through his organization “Hilarity […]The post Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity Brings Serious Attention to Alzheimer’s appeared first on Alzheimers.net.

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Alzheimer’s and Intimacy

While it’s no secret that sexual relationships occur among seniors and even seniors with dementia, the topic still remains extremely taboo. A recent trial brought the subject to national headlines and now caregivers everywhere are faced with the question of consensual sex among aging adults with dementia When is dementia too far advanced for a person […]The post Alzheimer’s and Intimacy appeared first on Alzheimers.net.

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Diet that mimics fasting may promote longevity and improve healthspan

Researchers have created a fasting-mimicking diet that they found increased lifespan and healthspan of mice and reduced risk factors linked to cancer, CVD and diabetes in humans.

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Stories My Grandfather Told Me

I am sitting at a dinner party in Deauville, France, listening to my grandfather recount stories I’ve heard him tell a thousand times before; times spent with Peter O’Toole in the desert, his love affair with Barbra Streisand and with other leading ladies, past exploits at card tables and racetracks. But this night is different. The stories are off; rich [...]

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Alzheimer’s risk may be predicted by blood protein

A study in twins has discovered a single blood protein that could indicate in advance the development of mild cognitive impairment, a disorder associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Cheri Taylor, Executive Director, Porterville Adult Day Services

A discussion with Cheri Taylor, Executive Director of the Porterville Adult Day Services. If you live in the South Valley, you have a great resource and we recommend that you contact them and see if they can provide some help. Whether you are a caregiver or simply concerned about a loved one, Cheri and her […]

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New potential cause for Alzheimer’s: Arginine deprivation caused by overconsumption by immune cells

Increasingly, evidence supports the idea that the immune system, which protects our bodies from foreign invaders, plays a part in Alzheimer’s disease. But the exact role of immunity in the disease is still a mystery. A new Duke University study in mice suggests that in Alzheimer’s disease, certain immune cells that normally protect the brain […]

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Vascular dementia

Vascular dementia Vascular dementia is the second most common cause of dementia, after AD. It is caused by brain damage from cerebrovascular or cardiovascular problems – usually strokes. It also may result from genetic diseases, endocarditis (infection of a heart valve), or amyloid angiopathy (a process in which amyloid protein builds up in the brain’s blood vessels, […]

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Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia in people aged 65 and older. In most people, symptoms of AD appear after age 60. However, there are some early-onset forms of the disease, usually linked to a specific gene defect, which may appear as early as age 30. AD usually causes a […]

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