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Without a Cure, Alzheimer’s Could Bankrupt Medicare

While Alzheimer’s research has come so far in a few short years, there is still a long way to go. With studies focused on finding potential disease prevention methods and discovering new links to Alzheimer’s, researchers are hopeful that a treatment is on the horizon. Yet, the disease remains to be a leading cause of death with […]The post Without a Cure, Alzheimer’s Could Bankrupt Medicare appeared first on Alzheimers.net.

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How to Survive Caring for Aging Parents

Being a caregiver is a change that can be difficult for both you and your loved one, that can become even more challenging while working with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Jacqueline Marcell, author of “Elder Rage,” offers tips on how to survive caring for aging parents during this time. Caring for Aging Parents with Alzheimer’s For eleven years I […]The post How to Survive Caring for Aging Parents appeared first on Alzheimers.net.

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Brain Grown in Lab Used to Advance Alzheimer’s Research

Two scientists have developed a human brain generated from skin cells that may be used to make great advances in neuroscience research. Learn more about the development of the brain and what it means for the future of Alzheimer’s disease.  Creating a Brain to Advance Alzheimer’s Research A miniature brain the size of a pencil eraser […]The post Brain Grown in Lab Used to Advance Alzheimer’s Research appeared first on Alzheimers.net.

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Video Games for Brain Health

While the effectiveness of brain fitness games is heavily debated among researchers, one neuroscientist may have invented a video game with real staying power and results. His game, on its journey through FDA approval, uses multitasking to improve overall brain function and he hopes that, pending FDA approval, the game could be used to help people […]The post Video Games for Brain Health appeared first on Alzheimers.net.

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Reasons to Smile with Dementia

Fine artist Kathryn Harrison completed a series of artworks related to caregiving and dementia, in response to her personal experience with her mother’s disease. Learn more from Kathryn about her experience with the disease and her reasons to smile with dementia. Reasons to Smile with Dementia My mom was diagnosed with early-onset dementia shortly after my second […]The post Reasons to Smile with Dementia appeared first on Alzheimers.net.

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“I REMEMBER” by Alexis Janosik

Alexis Janosik, age 14, wrote a poem about her grandfather, Mariano Cordoba, who she called “Ito” – short for “Abuelito”. Mariano was a professional Flamenco guitar player and music had been his life since...

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Sharing Art Allows Medical Students to Connect to Dementia

After noticing that many of her peers were having a hard time relating to patients who had dementia, medical student Hannah Roberts decided to see if she could help break down the barrier. Partnering with her professor and organizing a trip to a local art museum showed changed attitudes and comfort levels among medical students. Learn more […]The post Sharing Art Allows Medical Students to Connect to Dementia appeared first on Alzheimers.net.

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Can Moderate Drinking Prevent Alzheimer’s?

As researchers look for a way to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, studies are pointing towards the importance of diet and lifestyle choices in brain health. Two studies show that moderate alcohol consumption (meaning one to two drinks per day) may be beneficial for the brain. Learn more about two studies supporting moderate drinking […]The post Can Moderate Drinking Prevent Alzheimer’s? appeared first on Alzheimers.net.

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Dementia Activities, Planning and Execution

Vanessa Emm, the Operations Trustee of the National Association of Activity Professionals, and Scott Silknitter, founder of R.O.S. Therapy Systems, share dementia activities and planning for your loved one. Learn more about how to execute these plans when caring for someone with dementia. Dementia Activities, Planning and Execution This is the last article in our series which […]The post Dementia Activities, Planning and Execution appeared first on Alzheimers.net.

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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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