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Many treatments that target beta-amyloid protein are experimental for Alzheimer's

April 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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These beta-amyloid plaques are the focus of many experimental treatments that researchers are currently developing. 

Government, scientists want to redefine Alzheimer's to improve research

April 11, 2018  | 
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In the U.S., about 5.7 million have Alzheimer’s under its current definition, which is based on memory problems and other symptoms. 

New Hampshire data highlights younger-onset Alzheimer's disease

April 10, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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While advancements are being made to treat older patients with Alzheimer’s, patients with the younger-onset form of the disease often face delayed diagnosis and a lack of resources.

Medicaid-eligible memory care unit opens in Buffalo

April 9, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The first Medicaid-eligible memory care assisted living program in New York state was launched Thursday at Briarwood Manor.

Iowa City seeks volunteers for Alzheimer's study

April 6, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Volunteers in Iowa are needed to take part in the third phase of a long-running study on the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. Research director Dr. Michael Weiner says volunteers will be visiting the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City.

Alzheimer's education conference to be held in Baton Rouge

April 3, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The conference will take place April 11.

Greenwich aims for town-wide dementia awareness

April 1, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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As Greenwich continues to pursue its AARP designation as an Age-Friendly and Dementia-Friendly town, a “Dementia Friends Training” event will be held at the Senior Center next week.

The hidden symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

March 29, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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At 80 years old, Mr. Roberts was admitted to a psychiatric hospital that focuses on long-term stays following a brief stay in the emergency room. His admission was preceded by at least two years of symptoms that distressed him and also his wife of 61 years...

Scientists remove Alzheimer's-associated amyloid brain plaque in mice

March 28, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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New animal research shines a light on a therapy designed to rid the brain of much of the sticky amyloid plaque associated with early stage Alzheimer's disease.

South Carolina has highest Alzheimer's death rate, report shows

March 27, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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South Carolina led the nation in terms of the percent of its population that died of Alzheimer's disease in 2015, a new report shows. 

Memory care occupancy loss affects Five Star

March 23, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Memory care has emerged as an embattled front in Five Star Senior Living’s (Nasdaq: FVE) ongoing effort to boost its sagging senior living occupancy.

The yearly cost of Alzheimer's? $277 billion.

March 22, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Sharp increases in Alzheimer's disease cases, deaths and costs are stressing the U.S. health care system and caregivers, a new report reveals. 

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