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New study links excessive drinking with dementia risk

February 21, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Alcohol abuse is linked to an increased risk of dementia, with drinking disorders associated with a three-times greater risk of all types of the disease, a new study indicates.

Fido helps not forget: the effect of robotic pets on memory disorders

February 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Robotic, or animatronic pets, are being used to soothe the anxiety and loneliness that individuals with Alzheimer's or dementia often experience.

How to manage wandering for dementia patients

February 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that as many as 60 percent of people with dementia will wander. 

Another Alzheimer's drug shut down in the late stages of research

February 15, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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 Merck & Co Inc on Tuesday said it will end another late-stage trial of an Alzheimer’s drug because it was unlikely to work.

Studies link childhood heart defects to dementia

February 14, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Compared to people born with normal hearts, adult survivors of childhood heart defects were more than twice as likely to develop so-called early-onset dementia by age 65, the current study found. 

New Yorkers do ice thing, take plunge to raise money for Alzheimer's

February 12, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Groups of people jumped into the frozen lake in Highland as part of Subzero Heroes. Before the event, they had helped raise around $100,000 for the Alzheimer's Association.

State legislator urges better options for long-term care

February 12, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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As a state legislator who talks to hundreds of older Michiganders every year, Jon Hoadley has seen firsthand how important it is that they and their families receive the support they need. But we are failing them in one important, yet unacknowledged, area...

Interactive tech improving engagement with memory care residents

February 8, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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An interactive technology platform is transforming how some memory care facilities and retirement communities are engaging their residents.

Companies doubling down on stem cell research for Alzheimer's

February 7, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Celltex is a biotechnology company based in Houston that uses regenerative medicine technology through the use of adult stem cells. The A&M agreement calls for more study into treatment for Alzheimer's disease.

"Pacemaker" could keep Alzheimer's and dementia symptoms away

February 6, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The therapy is already in use by hundreds of thousands of patients living with Parkinson’s disease to help overcome tremors. The use of Deep Brain Stimulation to treat Alzheimer’s is still in the experimental stage. 

US Senators push administration for Alzheimer's research

February 2, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A group of bipartisan senators are asking the Trump administration to show support for curing and preventing Alzheimer's disease by increasing funding for research.

Blood test in development for Alzheimer's detection

February 1, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Researchers in Japan and Australia say they have made important progress in developing a blood test that could in future help doctors detect who might go on to get Alzheimer’s disease.

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