Posts Tagged ‘Alzheimer’s’

New Dementia Disease Discovered In Seniors, Given The Name “LATE”

A new dementia disease called ‘Late’ has been discovered in senior citizens. This breaking news was published earlier this month in the medical journal Brain.   This dementia disease, named LATE, hits senior citizens aged 80 years and older. The researchers believe that at least 50 percent of diagnosed LATE cases in this age group…

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Social Isolation In Seniors Alleviated With New Therapies

Social isolation and loneliness in seniors is more prevalent than people realize. Several research studies show that social isolation is a huge health risk for seniors. They are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke, to develop type 2 diabetes and suffer from cognitive decline. Also, they’re twice as likely to die prematurely.  …

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New Super Microscope Shows Alzheimer’s In Brain Detail

A super microscope developed by researchers at Purdue University can now show you high resolution molecular details of Alzheimer’s disease.       For years scientists have unsuccessfully searched for ways to track the amyloid plaques, the best known marker of Alzheimer’s. Amyloid plaques are one of the two brain abnormalities that define Alzheimer’s disease.…

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Vascular Dementia: What Is It? Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

Vascular dementia, also described as multi-infarct dementia is the second most common cause of dementia in older people. Because it has a lower profile than Alzheimer’s, many people don’t think of it when forgetfulness becomes a problem. It’s also difficult to diagnose so it’s difficult to know the exact number of sufferers. Current estimates are 15%…

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Memory Care: How To Choose the Best Nursing Facility

Memory care is a special type of elder care tailored to the unique requirements of senior citizens suffering from advancing dementia and progressive Alzheimer’s disease. A skilled nursing home facility should offer individualized care. That is a big plus. The individualized care given to patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia provides help with bathing, grooming, and…

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Skilled Nursing Homes Provides Stellar Short, Long Term Alzheimer’s Care

A skilled nursing home provides valuable short term and long term care and rehabilitation services for people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is an incurable brain disease and its statistics are frightening. It causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. For example, 1…

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National Skilled Nursing Home Week May 13-19 2018

This entire week, May 13-19, 2018 is National Skilled Nursing Home Week. It was formerly known as National Nursing Home Week. This years 2018 theme is “Celebrating Life’s Stories”. This acknowledgement and praise for the skilled nursing fraternity was established by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) in 1967 and always begins on Mother’s Day.…

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Sleep Deprivation of Even One Night Increases Alzheimer’s Risk

Sleep deprivation of even one night can increase your risk of getting alzheimer’s disease. New research suggests that a single night of sleep deprivation can increase levels of a protein involved in Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) discovered that adults who experienced one single night of sleep deprivation showed an…

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Brain Tissue Transparency Helps Find Cure For Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

Brain tissue transparency would allow neurons to be examined more efficiently than conventional methods of slicing the tissue into microscopic sections, a process that can take weeks.     Brain Tissue: Transparency Powers Cure for Alzheimer’s Researchers can now make human tissue transparent and map the complex network of neurons. This clearing technique clearly displays…

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Brain Pacemaker Offers Hope In Treating Alzheimer’s Symptoms

A brain pacemaker implanted into the brain’s frontal lobe appears to slow the advance of certain symptoms caused by Alzheimer’s disease. Called deep brain stimulation, or DBS, the technique has been used for many years to reduce tremor, walking difficulties, and stiffness caused by Parkinson’s disease. It’s also been studied as a treatment for depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.   Brain Pacemaker:…

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