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Yesterday, a friend reminded me about a conversation we had a few weeks earlier that I had forgotten. “I’m beginning to worry about you,” she said.

Then I began to worry about me. Was this an indication of something serious?

I began checking for other signs of forgetfulness. Nothing stuck out. I handle a million […]

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Almost everyone who is beyond the age of 55 has heard of the infamous “senior moment.” 

For those unfamiliar with this term, it is a humorous way of explaining why we seem to experience more and more episodes of forgetfulness as we age.  But there is really a deeper meaning to this and it has […]

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Is Diabetes linked to Alzheimer’s disease?

The number of older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes are both increasing in the United States (US). Currently, it is estimated that over 5.4 million Americans, 5.2 million among those who are over 65 years of age, have Alzheimer’s disease.  The number of people who have diabetes […]

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These days it seems that there is a lot of advice as to how to we can keep our minds sharp. People are taking pills, trying fad supplements, playing video games designed to improve brain functioning, and, of course completing crossword puzzles. But many of the things people are doing are not supported by scientific […]

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Approximately 10 million individuals are caring for a person with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) or another dementia. Although memory loss is the most common symptom, others include confusion, lack of orientation and changes in personality and behavior. Individuals with AD require escalating levels of care, management and provisions for their safety. Because the disease slowly […]

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What Is Alzheimer’s disease?  Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. 

Research Is Essential

Dementia due to Alzheimer’s and related conditions is a major emerging public health problem.  According to a New York Times article “The […]

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More than 50 million people across the country currently provide an estimated $306 billion in “free” caregiving services for a chronically ill, disabled or aged spouse, family member or friend during any given year. That is almost twice as much as is actually spent on homecare and nursing home services combined ($158 billion).  According […]

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