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Underweight Seniors May Have Added Alzheimer’s Risk

Study links lower body weight to increased amounts of disease-causing plaque in the brain En Español FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Having a lower weight may increase older adults’ risk of the memory-robbing disorder Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests. The study included 280 healthy people aged 62 to …

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Pat Summitt’s fight against Alzheimer’s disease continues

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pat Summitt’s fight against Alzheimer’s disease continues, and has even gained momentum since her death. The former Tennessee women’s basketball coach made sure of that through her efforts the last five years. As soon as she announced her diagnosis in 2011, Summitt vowed to take an …

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Ask Senator Nielsen to Fund Alzheimer’s in the CA Budget!

Dear Alzheimer’s Advocate, Please Contact Senator Jim Nielsen TODAY! We are in the final days of the state budget process, and your state Senator, Jim Nielsen, is one of the 10 Conference Committee members who will decide whether or not to include $2.5 million to improve early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s …

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Finding a Voice in Music

Music has the ability to transcend language, culture and time. Residents within Eskaton are sparking new connections using an innovative therapeutic music platform created by Southern California based company SingFit. The music-therapist-designed program is a cognitive and physical stimulation exercise created specifically to keep the mind and body engaged. The …

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Growing evidence shows smart dietary choices may help protect the brain

Best foods to protect your aging brain The aging of America means more cases of Alzheimer’s disease. Experts predict the number of people with the condition is expected to nearly triple by mid-century. But there’s growing evidence that there may be a way to reduce the risk for dementia, and …

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Bay Area Volunteer Shares Experience and Caregiving Insights

Trisha Makimoto is a first-year committee member for the San Jose Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Her father, Tets Makimoto, has Alzheimer’s. How has your family been impacted by Alzheimer’s? I will admit that I was hesitant to share my story, at first. I just didn’t think it was very interesting …

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ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION AWARDS $4.3 MILLION TO ACCELERATE THE LAUNCH OF NEW DRUG TREATMENT ARMS IN LANDMARK PREVENTION TRIAL

Funding Supports Testing New, Innovative Methods of Early Detection in Individuals Destined to Develop Alzheimer’s CHICAGO, April 23, 2016 – The Alzheimer’s Association announces a new $4.3 million research grant for a new phase of the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Network Trials Unit (DIAN-TU) known as DIAN-TU Next Generation (NexGen). This …

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