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About Alzheimer's & Dementia

Dementia is a word-wide issue, affecting the increasing size of the aging population.

These are some research findings that could help Alzheimer’s & Dementia p

Alzheimer's Disease: News & Videos about Alzheimer's Disease -

This week, health care professionals and scientists from around the world met in Vancouver to present the latest cutting-edge research on Alzheimer's disease for the annual Alzheimer's Association International Conference. There was a lot of buzz about new studies, including drug advancements that could be potential treatments in the future. But for the average patient with Alzheimer's, or for their caregivers, it's easy to get lost in the abundance of abstracts and scientific minutia.

Time to Recognize Mild Cognitive Disorder? -

Will it be helpful for health professionals using the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders — most of them not psychiatrists, but primary care doctors — to begin diagnosing mild neurocognitive disorder?

What is Dementia? What Causes Dementia? Symptoms of Dementia

The word dementia comes from the Latin de meaning apart and mens from the genitive mentis meaning mind. Dementia is the progressive deterioration in cognitive funct

Alzheimer's Research: Finally, Is There Some Good News?

Researchers at Utah State University have discovered that the progression of decline in brain functioning among Alzheimer's patients may be dramatically slowed if caregivers simply change the patient's environment. More specifically, caregivers who utilize higher levels of "positive" coping strategies -- problem-focused coping, seeking greater social support, counting blessings -- were able to slow down dementia's progress as measured by a variety of global standards.

First brain pacemaker implanted to treat Alzheimer's

During a five-hour surgery last October at Kathy Sanford became the first Alzheimer’s patient in the United States to have a pacemaker implanted in her brain. She is the first of up to 10 patients who will be enrolled in a new FDA-approved study.

Wearable Cameras Could Improve Memory and Health

New studies address the alternative platforms and ethical questions surrounding wearable cameras for 'lifelogging.'

Even Older Patients Can Improve Following Intensive Training For Aphasia

Older adults who have suffered from aphasia for a long time can nevertheless improve their language function and maintain these improvements in the long term, according to a study by Dr. Ana Ines

Alzheimer’s memory loss may be reversible using molecule TFP5 | Health | Life | National Post

Memory loss and other symptoms of Alzheimer's disease may be reversible, researchers say, and a vaccine based on a plaque-busting monophosphoryl lipid A could be on the way, too – Why exercise slows memory loss in Alzheimer’s

Research news from leading universities

The 10 Best Foods and Supplements for Optimal Brain Health | Alzheimer's Speaks Blog

10 Best Foods & Supplements for Optimal Brain Health

Toward the Treatment of Alzheimer's With Electrical Shocks to the Brain - Atlantic Mobile

Deep brain stimulation, currently used to treat tremors, may one day be able to preserve and restore memories.