Posts Tagged ‘Alzheimer’s & Dementia Diagnosis’

Can Air Pollution Cause Alzheimer’s?

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2042739856_9994dd9138_mA new study has reported a correlation between living in polluted air and the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s. The study data showed that older women who lived in areas where the air quality exceeded EPA limits for small particulate were twice as Read More…

The Year Ahead for Research

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The start of the neScreen Shot 2017-01-08 at 10.00.54 PMw year is a good time to take stock of treatment advances for preventing, delaying the onset, or slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. There is no Read More…

Taking Stock at the Holidays

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Screen Shot 2016-12-18 at 10.45.25 PMAmid reunions and celebrations, the holidays are a time for assessment for those worried about the cognitive well-being of their parents. Here are some ways to assess how well they are Read More…

A Disappointing Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

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The 2016 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference has just ended, with few encouraging developments. Here are the highlights:

A decline in one’s sense of smell may herald the onset of Alzheimer’s
A thinning of the retina may be an early indicator of Alzheimer’s
A change in personality or behavior may accompany the onset of Read More…

How to Be a Great Patient Advocate

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One of the key responsibilities of those who care for people with dementia is to interface with their physicians. As health care becomes more complex and office visits are often brief, all patients need to communicate effectively and actively participate in care planning. The increasing reliance on educated and empowered Read More…

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