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Amyloid plaques: they’re at the heart of scientists’ hypotheses about what causes Alzheimer’s, and they are focusing on removing them as an effective treatment option and hopefully, one day, a cure. The FDA’s recent approval of the newest medication, Aducanumab,… Read More
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For many years, Alzheimer’s research has examined the advancement of the disease through one particular basic model, even though the symptoms and progression of Alzheimer’s can vary from person to person.… Read More
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For those of us with our eyes on the horizon, anxiously awaiting a cure or a new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, a glimmer of hope has been detected. In a controversial decision made by the FDA this month, aducanumab has… Read More
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There’s nothing better than a tall, cold drink on a hot summer day; however, dysphagia in seniors can make this simple pleasure downright dangerous. Dysphagia – or trouble with swallowing – impacts millions of seniors, as a result of weakened… Read More
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With the COVID-19 pandemic taking the spotlight this past year, another quietly continues brewing: the pandemic of Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, it remains the 7th leading cause of death worldwide, and is predicted to impact as many as 150 million… Read More
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With a great deal of negative news throughout 2020, it is worth noting a number of the remarkable achievements the year brought – including the advancements in Alzheimer’s disease research. Katie McDonough, director of programs and services at the Alzheimer’s… Read More
Senior Women with Gentle Smile
An individual who displays loss of memory, confusion, poor judgment, repetition, and difficulty with completing day to day activities shows classic symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, right? In actuality, what might look to be an obvious case of Alzheimer’s could in… Read More
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After 16 long years without a truly viable Alzheimer’s treatment, there’s some hope on the horizon, in a stunning reversal regarding the previously-rejected antibody therapy, aducanumab. The most recent research reveals that high doses of this medication do, in fact,… Read More
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Memory loss and Alzheimer’s go hand in hand, and until now, researchers have been stumped in determining how to prevent, or remove, those beta-amyloid and tau proteins at the heart of the problem. Yet recent research has shown incredible results… Read More
Dementia in Women
Scientists are finally beginning to get a grip on the imbalance between dementia in women as compared to men. At this time, approximately 2/3 of those with Alzheimer’s in the U.S. are female, and as scientists begin to better comprehend… Read More