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Fighting the Rollback of Nursing Home Protections
Since January 2017 the health and safety of nursing home residents has become increasingly imperiled. Nursing home lobbyists have urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to eliminate or delay regulations and dramatically reduce enforcement of violations. Unfortunately, CMS has shown a disturbing willingness to follow these lobbyists’ recommendations.

Dementia linked to toxic build-up of brain chemical, say scientists
The research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that Huntington's Disease - one of seven major types of age-related dementia - is linked to brain urea levels and metabolic processes. It follows a 2016 study revealing that urea is similarly linked to Alzheimer's ...

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates Invests $100 Million To Fight Alzheimer's Disease
On November 13, 2017, Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, announced that he planned to invest $100 million in research ventures seeking a cure for Alzheimer's disease and dementia. He invested $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF), and another $50 million will go to start-up ventures.

Open House held at Sand Castles
Cheboygan Daily News
The mission of the Sand Castles facility is to provide participants with the highest level of respect and care, while making sure their needs are met. This facility can help people who are socially isolated, experience memory loss due to Alzheimer's or dementia, are in need of supervision to assure their ...

Aging for Amateurs: Taking better care of our brains to mitigate Alzheimer's risk
Charleston Post Courier
This is our present circumstance, as described by the Alzheimer's Association: Someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's disease every 66 seconds. Five and a half million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer's disease today. One in 10 adults, ages 65 and older, has Alzheimer's disease ...

How families in India are filling the gaps in dementia care
Financial Times
This story is part of the Financial Times Seasonal Appeal for Alzheimer's Research UK, which is raising funds for pioneering research to develop new treatments for dementia. You can support the appeal here. Julie Banerjee Mehta, an Indian academic based in Canada, was hurled into the world of ...

Klobuchar Bill Would Aid Caregivers When Vulnerable People Go Missing
CBS Minnesota / WCCO
Standing with Fraser and the Alzheimer's Association, Sen. Klobuchar said the $2 million bill would expand resources for law enforcement to locate vulnerable people who go missing. It would fund training for officers and families, GPS bracelets and other technology. "That simple trip to the bathroom ...

Louisa County Woman Campaigns for Alzheimer's License Plate Design
NBC 29 News
A Louisa County woman is asking people across the commonwealth to help her raise awareness and funds for a disease that took her grandmother's life. She's campaigning for the General Assembly to approve her design for a license plate dedicated to Alzheimer's disease. Katy Reed is hoping she ...

How artificial intelligence will affect opportunity
Texas A&M The Battalion
"My research is mainly focused on Artificial Intelligence - machine learning or deep learning - for disease diagnostics, to be more specific, use computational method to predict Alzheimer's disease," computer science Ph.D. candidate Ye Yuan, who works with Wang, said. "Other projects in our group ...

Alzheimers Q&A: As a health care professional caring for Alzheimer's patients, I have been having ...
The Advocate
Caring for individuals with Alzheimer's is highly stressful at times, and you may be experiencing some symptoms of depression. However, these signs also may reflect a condition known as "compassion fatigue." The Rev. Samuel Wood defines compassion fatigue as the natural consequence of stress ...

Dementia is not a natural part of getting old
The Times
Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies: these are all diseases of the brain. The common misconception that the symptoms people with dementia display, such as memory loss and confusion, are just an unfortunate consequence of old age is extremely damaging. It creates ...

Breakthrough sees new drug for dementia patients which could spell the end to the dangerous ...
Daily Mail
A new drug could spell the end of the scandal of dementia patients being prescribed dangerous 'chemical cosh' medication to keep them sedated. Many people diagnosed with Alzheimer's - the most common form of dementia - suffer from psychotic episodes and terrifying hallucinations that leave them ...

Type 3 Diabetes: The glucose, Alzheimer's disease connection
Texarkana Gazette
Alzheimer's disease is common and mysterious, well-documented and hidden. Though it affects an estimated 5.4 million Americans today (5.3 million are 65 or older), by 2050 almost 14 million people in the U.S. and 1.4 million in Canada are expected to have this condition. Although there are ...

'Joy, satisfaction and sense of worth': Art therapy used to combat Alzheimer's
CTV News
For many people, painting is a hobby. For people with Alzheimer's and dementia, it can be therapy. Stephen Myers has Alzheimer's, a neurological disease that makes remembering and communicating difficult. "When you have a conversation, sometimes your brain just stops," says the Montreal-area ...

10 Health Benefits of Royal Jelly and Why It May Be A Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease
Research conducted recently demonstrated that royal jelly benefits neural function which indicates that it may improve short-term memory for patients with Alzheimer's disease. The study was published in Advanced Biomedical Research. The powerful antioxidants in Royal Jelly make it an effective and ...

Global population affected by dementia to triple in 30 years: WHO
Philippine Canadian Inquirer
Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia and accounts for 60 percent to 70 percent of cases. The other common types are vascular dementia and mixed forms. (Pixabay photo). GENEVA - The World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday that as the global population ages, the ...

Our ethnic minorities can feel completely lost when living with Alzheimer's
Financial Times
Sir, I very much appreciate the Financial Times making Alzheimer's disease and dementia a focus of its seasonal appeal. The Dementia Alliance for Culture and Ethnicity (DACE) was formed a few years ago to support organisations that are working to raise awareness about the impact of dementia in ...

PICTURES: Meet the model pooches who are helping support people with Alzheimers
Bridport and Lyme Regis News
THIS collection of adorable dogs is hoped to win the hearts of people far and wide in efforts to raise money for a vital charity. The Hive Beach Café have been working tirelessly over the past year to create its 2018 calender to raise funds for the Alzheimers Society. Kate Newman, marketing manager at ...

Elder care requires smart financial planning
Houston Chronicle
A friend me called recently with a question about what to do with money he will receive soon from his widowed mother who was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Through the imminent sale of his mother's house, held in a trust, he and his sister each will receive approximately $75,000.

Higher education linked to lower risk of Alzheimer's, says study
Deccan Chronicle
London: Highly educated people are less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, a study claims. Using genetic information, researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden provided new evidence that higher educational attainment is strongly associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease.

Canola Oil May Be Harmful To The Brain
10,000 Couples
"Canola oil is appealing because it is less expensive than other vegetable oils, and it is advertised as being healthy", explained Dr. Domenico Praticò, professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Microbiology and Director of the Alzheimer's Center at the university's school of medicine, as well as ...

Van Hollen co-sponsors Senate bill to extend Alzheimer's stamp sale
Frederick News Post
A bipartisan group of lawmakers held a press conference Thursday at the U.S. Capitol to promote sales of the stamp and announce legislation to expand support for Alzheimer's disease caregivers. Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-7th) were joined at the event by Sens. Edward J.

Consumption Of Canola Oil Could Worsen Memory And Learning Ability In Alzheimer's Disease ...
The Inquisitr
Canola oil is a widely used vegetable oil and is often advertised as healthy. However, a new research reveals that consumption of canola oil could worsen memory and learning ability as well as increase the weight in mice with Alzheimer's disease. The findings of the research were published online in ...

'My sister had dementia. Now I face the same fate'
Financial Times
My late mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. She had been caring for my father, who had vascular dementia. My father needed 24-hour care and was eventually moved to a specialist nursing home. The care was exemplary but my mother was bereft and visited him daily, often more than once.

Verbal memory improvement in first-episode psychosis APOE-e4 carriers: a pleiotropic effect?
Dove Medical Press
Background: Verbal memory impairment is a core feature in schizophrenia even at early stages of the disease, but its etiopathogenesis is not fully understood. The APOE-e4 is the main genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer's disease. Our primary goal was to ascertain whether APOE-e4 status had a ...

In the Pipeline-Alzheimer's Disease: Retinal Amyloid Imaging Shines a Light on Alzheimer's Disease
LWW Journals
Researchers found increased deposits of amyloid-beta in the retinas of Alzheimer's disease cases confirmed post-mortem compared with healthy controls. The study provides a proof of concept for using noninvasive retinal imaging to detect Alzheimer's disease pathology. Amyloid plaques accumulate in ...

New facility to focus on Alzheimer's
Albuquerque Journal
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center officially opened its Memory and Aging Center this week, offering comprehensive clinical and research services for the 43,000 New Mexicans living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. The center is one of ...

10th CTAD Conference: Finally, Alzheimer's Field Is Serious About Prevention Trials
To attend the 10th Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease conference was to witness a field at large grapple with the realization that its focus is in the midst of swinging downward from the visible tip of the iceberg that is Alzheimer's toward its underwater bulk. Gathered in Boston November 1 to 4, trialists ...

'Steering into the Skid' performance begins community discussion on dementia, Alzheimer's Disease - WKBT
A presentation, called 'Steering into the Skid', used theater and conversation to teach family, caregivers, and other community members about dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. This morning's event, held by the Aging and Disability Resource Center of La Crosse County, presented local resources ...

Population of Americans with Alzheimer's will more than double by 2060, UCLA study shows
EurekAlert (press release)
About 15 million Americans will have either Alzheimer's dementia or mild cognitive impairment by 2060, up from approximately 6.08 million this year, according to a new study by researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. The findings highlight the need to develop measures that could ...

Viral Photo Gives A Heartbreaking Insight Into Mum's Decent Into Alzheimer's
Women's Health
Even Microsoft founder and renowned Philanthropist commented on the post, thanking her for spreading the word about the toll Alzheimer's takes on the brain. Speaking with People, Sara revealed that the hardest thing about her mother's condition was being robbed of precious time with her. "I was just ...

Pennington Biomedical seeking people with moderate Alzheimer's disease for study
The Pennington Biomedical Research Center is looking those with a probable Alzheimer's diagnosis as scientists and doctors assess a study drugs and its effects on patients living with moderate Alzheimer's disease through the SUVN research study. The study will evaluate the improvement of patients' ...

Application of Haralick texture features in brain
Dove Medical Press
Objectives: Semi-quantitative image analysis methods in Alzheimer's Disease (AD) require normalization of positron emission tomography (PET) images. However, recent studies have found variabilities associated with reference region selection of amyloid PET images. Haralick features (HFs) ...

DNA-based compound may reduce damages of Alzheimer's disease: study
CHICAGO, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have created a kind of DNA-base molecule targeting APOE protein. APOE is a major Alzheimer's risk gene. The study has been published on Dec. 6 in the journal Neuron. The molecule, known as an ...
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