Alzheimer’s/Dementia

Florida Department of Health awards $4.8 million in grants for Alzheimer’s research

More than 540,000 Floridians are living with Alzheimer’s Disease, and health officials say that's expected to increase by more than 30 percent in the next few years.

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Research points to saliva test for Alzheimer’s

The number of Canadians with dementia is rising sharply, and it costs $10.6 billion per year to care for them, according to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

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Group uses baby dolls to comfort, aid Alzheimer’s patients

The plush baby dolls help seniors living with dementia remember the feeling of parenthood, the pair told CBS News. Videos from their visits show some elderly people crying when a baby doll is placed in their arms. 

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Bees and memories: the potential impact of royal jelly on Alzheimer’s treatment

The discovery promises to have an impact far beyond the niche field of melittology. 

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Minnesota set to treat Alzheimer’s with marijuana in 2019

State adding disease to list eligible for treatment with cannabis, despite some reservations. 

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Hormone-targeting Alzheimer’s trial ready to begin as final patient selected

Final patient will complete trial in 4 months (3 months on treatment with a follow-up 1 month after treatment).

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Recent animal trials predict ability to cut Alzheimer’s, dementia in half

n the animal trials researchers said the experimental vaccine showed it could delay the effects of the degenerative brain disease.

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Upcoming study shows the real strength of an MRI in Alzheimer’s prediction

The disease affects 5.5 million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health.

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Arizona sheriff’s office plans dementia-related registry

Sheriff Doug Schuster said he’d like to have such a registry started next spring. 

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Baylor presents latest report on Alzheimer’s

Update to patients and caregivers featured two papers linking Alzheimer's and herpes viruses.

 
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