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Arizona sheriff's office plans dementia-related registry

November 15, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Sheriff Doug Schuster said he’d like to have such a registry started next spring. 

Baylor presents latest report on Alzheimer's

November 15, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Update to patients and caregivers featured two papers linking Alzheimer's and herpes viruses.

 

Five-minute neck scan seems to detect dementia much earlier, research shows

November 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Researchers have shown that early dementia signs could be detected by a simple short scan of the individual’s neck. 

THC reduces Alzheimer's-like brain changes in mice

November 8, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A substance that gives pot its kick appears to reduce the brain changes associated with Alzheimer's disease – at least in mice.

Certain dementia drugs may quicken Alzheimer's symptoms, decline

November 6, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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“Clinical trials of new therapies for [Alzheimer’s disease] typically allow participants to continue receiving [cholinesterase inhibitors] and memantine during the trial if the dose remains stable,” Richard E. Kennedy, MD, PhD.

New study shows signs of Alzheimer's treatment with diabetes drug

November 6, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A new study finds that people with Alzheimer's disease who also took antidiabetes medication exhibited fewer molecular markers of the neurological condition.

National Institute on Aging provides grant for brain activity biomarker research

October 24, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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This project addresses the growing unmet need for alternative approaches to mitigating cognitive decline by introducing a robot companion that will interact and motivate patients in order to reinforce therapeutic behavior

Antipsychotic medicine proven ineffective for dementia

October 23, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Antipsychotic medications, such as haloperidol (brand name, Haldol), are widely used in intensive care units, emergency rooms, hospital wards and nursing homes.

Alzheimer's Association releases new appropriate use criteria for procedures

October 11, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The appropriate use criteria (AUC) is available online by Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association as an article in press, corrected proof.

USC scientists map brain with relation to Alzheimer's

October 10, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Curing some of the most vexing diseases first requires navigating the world's most complex structure -- the human brain. So, USC scientists have created the most detailed atlas yet of the brain's memory bank.

Scientists see positive results with senolytic therapies and Alzheimer's

September 25, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Scientists at the University of Texas have implicated a type of cellular stress for the first time as a player in Alzheimer's disease.

CDC predicts dementia issues will nearly double by 2060

September 24, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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In 2014, 5 million Americans — or 1.6 percent of the population — felt the burden of the diseases.

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