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New Alzheimer’s Drug Slows Memory Loss in Early Trial Results

The new drug slowed cognitive decline and reduced amyloid plaques, shown lower right in a colored light micrograph of an Alzheimer’s patient.CreditSimon Fraser/Science Source By Pam Belluck July 25, 2018 The long, discouraging quest for a medication that works to treat Alzheimer’s reached a potentially promising milestone on Wednesday. For the first time in a large…

Communication intervention is new marriage counseling for dementia patients

Researchers developed a communication intervention program to help couples affected by dementia. Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer’s When a patient is diagnosed with dementia, the disease takes a toll on his or her spouse as well. With years of shared memories, it’s hard to watch a partner’s cognitive ability decline. The Alzheimer’s Association encourages…

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Do you CARE?

Do You C.A.R.E?   6 Things You NEED to Consider People across the Northshore have a family member living with some kind of cognitive impairment. Caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or dementia requires an incredible amount of understanding and patience. Individuals caring for their family members have their own lives, their own…

Positive Attitude May Reduce Dementia

Positive Attitude May Reduce Dementia, study reported This Week in the News BY KATHERINE HIGNETT ON 2/8/18 AT 7:11 AM Thinking positively about aging might significantly reduce a person’s risk of dementia, a new study has found—even for people with one of the strongest genetic risk factors. Researchers from Yale University and the National Institute on Aging studied…