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Alzheimer's Disease Takes Best-Selling Fantasy Author

By Tim Watt  |  March 23, 2015

The literary world let out a collective sigh of despair on March 12, as Terry Pratchett, author of the beloved series of fantasy novels "Discworld," passed away. Pratchett was one of millions of seniors who battle with Alzheimer's disease and dementia every year. His passing at 66 highlights the prevalence with which the ailment affects the older demographic, and further cemented the importance of the myriad research being conducted regarding treatment and detection options.

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How Do Common Drugs Affect Dementia Risk?

By Tim Watt  |  March 23, 2015

Despite ongoing research from medical institutions all over the world, there's much about the development of Alzheimer's disease and dementia that we still don't know. For example, while scientists have linked incidences of the cognitive ailment with certain neurological patterns, what actually instigates the development of dementia is not well-understood.

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New Drug May Provide Unlikely Treatment For Dementia

By Megan Ray  |  March 3, 2015

With chronic conditions that are as pervasive and difficult to understand as Alzheimer's disease and dementia, doctors and researchers are constantly on the lookout for new treatment methods that can help manage or even reverse the symptoms of cognitive decline. While research into potential treatments for dementia has been ongoing, there are still only a limited number of medications that have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat symptoms.

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Is There A Link Between Depression And Memory Loss?

By Tim Watt  |  February 25, 2015

Depression and memory loss are two conditions that seniors can be particularly susceptible to. However, while both affect the brain in some way or other, that's long been thought to be the only thing that really connects them - until now.

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App May Help Find Cure For Alzheimer's Disease

By Julia Little  |  February 24, 2015

There's a new app in town, and it plans to possibly find cures for conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease for seniors. Currently, these types of conditions are becoming more prevalent worldwide, creating a fervent desire among scientists to find better treatments. 

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Know The Facts: How Alzheimer's Disease And Lewy Body Dementia Are Different

By Megan Ray  |  February 6, 2015

Alzheimer's disease is one of the more serious chronic health conditions that seniors can face. In fact, the impact the ailment can have not just on older adults, but on family members, caregivers and health care providers as well, has elevated Alzheimer's to a catch-all term that encompasses any and all type of cognitive decline, at least when people speak about it casually.

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New Methods May Allow For Earlier Detection Of Alzheimer's Disease

By Julia Little  |  February 2, 2015

When it comes to combating chronic health conditions, doctors need every tool at their disposal to provide the best possible care. In instances where the condition in question has no cure, effective treatment relies largely on identifying the illness early so preventive measures can be taken.

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Researchers Discover Potential Vascular Dementia Treatment

By Tim Watt  |  January 30, 2015

Scientists may have uncovered a treatment for vascular dementia, but it might not be what you expected. Researchers from the University of St. George's in London discovered that an erectile dysfunction drug may also help those dealing with vascular dementia.

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