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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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New Grants Aim To Bring Alzheimer's Research Closer To Patients

By Megan Ray  |  January 27, 2015

As the sixth-leading cause of death among older adults in the U.S., and with no cure currently on the horizon, Alzheimer's disease and dementia are two ailments that researchers have been tackling for years.  Medical scientists have devoted resources, time and effort to exploring new and effective ways of dealing with the cognitive ailment, from devising more effective drug treatments to refining early detection methods. 

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7 Ways To Raise Alzheimer's Awareness

By Tim Watt  |  January 23, 2015

Many adults are affected by Alzheimer's disease all over the world, and Canada is no exception. The Alzheimer's Association noted that internationally, 44 million people currently have dementia, which is more than the entire population of Canada. Since January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month in Canada, it's important that everyone gets involved. Consider these activities that help raise awareness in your town or retirement community

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Sunrise Sponsors “I’ll Be Me” Film Screening

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  January 22, 2015

On Jan. 15, Sunrise Senior Living proudly sponsored a private film screening of “I’ll Be Me” in Washington, DC, at the Motion Picture Association of America. The documentary highlights award-winning musician Glen Campbell’s inspiring journey as he and his family experience the emotional battle with Alzheimer’s. Glen Campbell is a prominent figure in entertainment known for his incredible success in the country music industry, as well as appearances hosting television shows and staring in movies. The documentary captures his “good bye tour” after going public with his Alzheimer’s diagnosis in 2011.

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