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National Institute on Aging provides grant for brain activity biomarker research

October 24, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

This project addresses the growing unmet need for alternative approaches to mitigating cognitive decline by introducing a robot companion that will interact and motivate patients in order to reinforce therapeutic behavior

Antipsychotic medicine proven ineffective for dementia

October 23, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Antipsychotic medications, such as haloperidol (brand name, Haldol), are widely used in intensive care units, emergency rooms, hospital wards and nursing homes.

Alzheimer's Association releases new appropriate use criteria for procedures

October 11, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

The appropriate use criteria (AUC) is available online by Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association as an article in press, corrected proof.

USC scientists map brain with relation to Alzheimer's

October 10, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Curing some of the most vexing diseases first requires navigating the world's most complex structure -- the human brain. So, USC scientists have created the most detailed atlas yet of the brain's memory bank.

Scientists see positive results with senolytic therapies and Alzheimer's

September 25, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Scientists at the University of Texas have implicated a type of cellular stress for the first time as a player in Alzheimer's disease.

CDC predicts dementia issues will nearly double by 2060

September 24, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

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

Scientists develop ability for computer avatars to detect dementia

September 19, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

This technique developed by a team from Osaka University and Nara Institute of Science and Technology involves learning characteristics of...

Some doctors push notion that Alzheimer's could be infectious

September 11, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

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?

Researchers find liver drug has benefits for Alzheimer's treatment

September 5, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

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.

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

August 30, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

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. 

Alzheimer's, down syndrome vaccine trial hits important milestones

August 21, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

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

ALS, dementia issues may stem from rogue proteins

August 21, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

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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