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Studies continue to show the impact that positive life changes can have on brain health, so the Alzheimer’s Association compiled simple and easy to follow steps for preventing cognitive decline and reducing the risk of dementia. Learn more about these steps and how they can help maintain, and in some cases improve, brain health. Tips to […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]