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How to manage wandering for dementia patients

February 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that as many as 60 percent of people with dementia will wander. 

Another Alzheimer's drug shut down in the late stages of research

February 15, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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 Merck & Co Inc on Tuesday said it will end another late-stage trial of an Alzheimer’s drug because it was unlikely to work.

Studies link childhood heart defects to dementia

February 14, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Compared to people born with normal hearts, adult survivors of childhood heart defects were more than twice as likely to develop so-called early-onset dementia by age 65, the current study found. 

New Yorkers do ice thing, take plunge to raise money for Alzheimer's

February 12, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Groups of people jumped into the frozen lake in Highland as part of Subzero Heroes. Before the event, they had helped raise around $100,000 for the Alzheimer's Association.

Companies doubling down on stem cell research for Alzheimer's

February 7, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Celltex is a biotechnology company based in Houston that uses regenerative medicine technology through the use of adult stem cells. The A&M agreement calls for more study into treatment for Alzheimer's disease.

"Pacemaker" could keep Alzheimer's and dementia symptoms away

February 6, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The therapy is already in use by hundreds of thousands of patients living with Parkinson’s disease to help overcome tremors. The use of Deep Brain Stimulation to treat Alzheimer’s is still in the experimental stage. 

US Senators push administration for Alzheimer's research

February 2, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A group of bipartisan senators are asking the Trump administration to show support for curing and preventing Alzheimer's disease by increasing funding for research.

Blood test in development for Alzheimer's detection

February 1, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Researchers in Japan and Australia say they have made important progress in developing a blood test that could in future help doctors detect who might go on to get Alzheimer’s disease.

Former brain injuries may lead to dementia down the road

January 31, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been associated with dementia, but the association has not been studied over a long period of time.

Bill Gates fighting against Alzheimer's for father

January 30, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Bill Gates built an empire by being a technological problem solver, but now the Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist is working to solve the problem of Alzheimer's disease.

Marriage may have an effect on dementia rates

January 29, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Dear Doctor: I recently read that marriage reduces the risk of mental decline in old age. I'm not sure I buy it. But, assuming it's true, why would that be?

Going for the gold(en age): teens give dementia residents their own Olympic event

January 26, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Residents compete in modified biathlon, luge, bobsleigh events.

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