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…

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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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Changing the way we look at dementia

By Judith Graham Kaiser Health News February 20, 2018 – Updated February 20, 2018 12:05am TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE There is a new grass-roots movement in the U.S. aimed at educating people about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. In November, six people with Alzheimer’s disease and related types of cognitive impairment stood before an audience…

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