Alzheimer’s/Dementia

CDC predicts dementia issues will nearly double by 2060

In 2014, 5 million Americans — or 1.6 percent of the population — felt the burden of the diseases.

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Scientists develop ability for computer avatars to detect dementia

This technique developed by a team from Osaka University and Nara Institute of Science and Technology involves learning characteristics of sounds of elderly people who answer easy questions.

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Some doctors push notion that Alzheimer’s could be infectious

Dr. Leslie Norins is willing to hand over $1 million of his own money to anyone who can clarify something: Is Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia worldwide, caused by a germ?

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Researchers find liver drug has benefits for Alzheimer’s treatment

Research reveals that an existing drug used to treat liver disease could also be employed in Alzheimer's disease therapy. The drug "heals" malfunctioning elements at cellular level.

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Researchers find possible $4.6 billion in savings for Medicare at cost of long-term care hospital discharges

Medicare could save about $4.6 billion with no negative effect on patients by disallowing discharges to long-term care hospitals, a new SSRN analysis finds. 

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Alzheimer’s, down syndrome vaccine trial hits important milestones

Start of Phase 2 trial with ACI-24 in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease with first patient enrolled.

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ALS, dementia issues may stem from rogue proteins

Inherited forms of both diseases have been traced to gene mutations associated with an abnormal buildup of the RNA-binding protein, TDP-43, in the brain.

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New proposed focus for Alzheimer’s research: iron

A University of Adelaide-led team of scientists has suggested a potential link between iron in our cells and the rare gene mutations that cause Alzheimer's disease, which could provide new avenues for future research.

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Researchers connect degenerative eye diseases and Alzheimer’s

They say their findings could lead to new ways to identify people at high risk for Alzheimer's.

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International panel says caregivers should focus on non-drug treatment for dementia

An international panel of 11 clinical and research experts from around the world reviewed the most current pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment recommendations for these symptoms in people with Alzheimer’s disease.

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