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A vaccine to prevent or reverse dementia on the horizon

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 | July 26, 2016

Researchers are working to develop a vaccine that targets proteins in the brain that block neurons thought to cause Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases. 

Muses Labs, Metabolon to study early-onset cognitive decline at molecular level

news
 | July 26, 2016

Can a person’s metabolites provide clues on how dementia begins and how treatments can be personalized?

Sign language gives people with dementia a way to speak

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 | July 22, 2016

A sign language class offers another way for residents with dementia to communicate and connect with one another at Silverado Aspen Park Memory Care Community in Salt Lake City.

Computer engagement reduces antipsychotic usage, improves quality of life

article
 | July 22, 2016

A Chesapeake Bay nursing home's two-year pilot uses technology to improve social engagement and life quality for those with dementia.

Drug study: Controlling PBA in dementia

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 | June 21, 2016

New data supports the use of the drug NUDEXTA to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA), a condition found in those with brain injuries, neurological damage from stroke or dementia and certain neuromuscular diseases.

Connecting nursing home staff with clinicians to reduce antipsychotic use

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 | June 16, 2016

A new study found residents with Alzheimer’s disease were less likely to be restrained or medicated at nursing homes where frontline staff spoke regularly with memory care specialists, suggesting quality outcomes can improve with expert intervention. 

Immune cells may protect against Alzheimer’s

news
 | June 16, 2016

New research has found that clusters of immune cells may reduce amyloid plaque formation, thereby reducing the damaging effects of Alzheimer’s disease.

Play a mobile game to advance Alzheimer’s research

news
 | May 31, 2016

The new mobile game Sea Hero Quest asks players to help a grown son recover his father’s memories lost to Alzheimer’s disease. Data collected from the game will help scientists study spatial navigation.

How dementia affects communication

article
 | May 31, 2016

Cognitive decline changes how people hear, speak, think and interpret. Caregivers and families may be able to improve communication with those who have dementia if they remember these tips. 

Tailored rehabilitation therapy for dementia

news
 | May 20, 2016

What happens when someone with dementia needs physical or occupational therapy? Phoebe Ministries is applying neurocognitive engagement to its physical, occupational and speech therapy programs to improve outcomes for residents with cognitive impairment.