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

December 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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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. 

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

December 5, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The discovery promises to have an impact far beyond the niche field of melittology. 

Minnesota set to treat Alzheimer's with marijuana in 2019

December 4, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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State adding disease to list eligible for treatment with cannabis, despite some reservations. 

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

November 27, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Final patient will complete trial in 4 months (3 months on treatment with a follow-up 1 month after treatment).

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

November 27, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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n the animal trials researchers said the experimental vaccine showed it could delay the effects of the degenerative brain disease.

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

November 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The disease affects 5.5 million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health.

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.

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