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Anxiety could be an early sign of Alzheimer's

January 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Anxiety could be one of the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, and it may manifest more than a decade before the illness strikes, according to researchers at Harvard University.

Researchers given grant to repurpose drugs for Alzheimer's treatment

January 12, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and collaborators have received a five-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to identify FDA-approved medications that could be repurposed to treat Alzheimer's...

Huntington's disease dementia may hold clues for Alzheimer's

December 18, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The buildup of a specific chemical in the brain is an early sign of Huntington's dementia, and it could help with early detection of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, says a new study.

Dementia rises to No. 1 killer in Britain

November 8, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Advocacy groups say the government’s £132 million funding for Alzheimer’s research needs to be doubled for at least the next five years.

Diagnosing Lewy body disease at earlier stages

October 16, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Research breakthrough: Scientists have identified symptoms that could lead to earlier diagnosis of Lewy body mild cognitive impairment.

UC San Diego, IBM Watson team up to study mild cognitive impairment

October 4, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The study will use sensors, wearables and even gut bacteria to study how seniors with mild cognitive impairment think and remember.

Faulty sense of smell can be indicator of dementia

August 21, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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A Canadian study has connected memory loss and a confused nose. Could it lead to earlier detection of Alzheimer’s disease? 

Detecting muscle and bone loss

July 31, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Researchers examine a new assessment test to determine a resident’s risk of age-related muscle and skeletal loss called sarcopenia.

Sleep apnea and cognitive decline

July 31, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Sleep-disordered breathing may affect cognition, especially in those who carry the APOE-4 gene, thought to be a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's.

UC Davis awarded $14M to study Alzheimer's in Latinos

July 30, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The university will lead a 10-site examination of risk factors and the role of genetics in cognitive decline among Latinos.

Seniors underrepresented in clinical drug trials

July 18, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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A recent Food and Drug Administration analysis found it’s difficult to practice evidence-based medicine for seniors because there isn’t enough data on how treatments may affect them. 

Mayo: Residents with Parkinson's need melanoma screenings

July 12, 2017  |  Mayo Clinic News Network
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Those with the movement disorder are nearly four times more likely to have skin cancer in their history, while those who have had skin cancer may have a higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a new study finds.

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