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Alzheimer's caretakers find strength in each other

May 22, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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There’s almost nowhere else caretakers can talk this candidly and be fully understood.

Johnson & Johnson stops mid-stage Alzheimer's trials

May 21, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Some trial participants showed serious elevations of liver enzymes and the company concluded that the benefit-risk ratio offered by the drug no longer supported its development.

AI improves stroke, dementia diagnosis

May 21, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Machine learning has detected one of the commonest causes of dementia and stroke, in the most widely used form of brain scan (CT), more accurately than current methods.

Exercise helps slow the onset of dementia, but not once the disease takes effect, study shows

May 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A trial found that gym exercise did nothing to slow down the progress of the disease. 

Genome variation that may point to increased Alzheimer's risk discovered

May 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A new article shows that the inheritance of small changes in DNA alters the expression of the PM20D1 gene and is associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

UCLA receives $13.6 million to study dementia

May 15, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Researchers will recruit 1,534 participants with dementia at four U.S. sites who will receive 18 months of care in either a health system-based or community-based dementia care system. 

A virtual reality: Alzheimer's cure turned from work into an online game

May 8, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Want to cure Alzheimer’s? Get in line. Researchers have long been puzzled by the disease and vexed by how long it’s taking to unravel its mysteries.

Study links antidepressant with increased dementia risk

May 1, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Study finds people who took a type of drug called anticholinergics were more likely to develop dementia. 

New predictive tool may identify the risk of dementia within Parkinson's

May 1, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The Montreal Parkinson Risk of Dementia Scale (MoPaRDS), which comprises 8 simple clinical variables, is effective for predicting the risk for dementia in patients with Parkinson disease(PD), according to findings from a multicenter study published in JAMA...

Alzheimer's Association raises awareness for state senate bill

April 30, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The bill passed the State House of Representatives unanimously at the end of January. 

New memory care day program takes patients back to better times

April 25, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Called Glenner Town Square, the 8,500-square-foot village includes 13 storefronts surrounding a faux grass-lined park with benches. It’s built inside a light-industrial building with 24-foot ceilings on Main Street.

Virginia-based memory care provider plans to expand into Ohio

April 25, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Artis paid $1.5 million for the acreage at 286 SOM Center Road, according to Cuyahoga County land records.

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