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New Drug Offers Hope To Alzheimer's Disease Patients

There could be a new combination of medications that can help treat people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. While the findings are still in their preliminary stages, they may be just the glimmer of hope that many families affected by Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia need.

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People With Alzheimer's Disease Speak Out

Having Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia isn't easy and can put stress on people with dementia as well as their caregivers and loved ones. As the aging population grows and more people develop various forms of the condition, it's time to find a cure.

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How To Improve Brain Aging With Life Goals

As seniors age, their brains become vulnerable to cognitive decline. The number of older adults with memory-loss diseases like Alzheimer's is growing every year. In fact, the Alzheimer's Association explained that while currently over 5 million seniors in the U.S. have Alzheimer's disease, by 2025, experts predict that more than 7 million people will be impacted. Older adults should work to ensure healthy brain aging with stimulating activities and life goals. 

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Marijuana Proves Ineffective For Dementia Treatment

Medical marijuana is becoming a common treatment for various ailments and conditions, from attention deficit disorder to cancer. Well, prior research had suggested that this remedy would also aid those dealing with behavioral changes from having dementia. Turns out, that belief may be a hoax.

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Rita Altman Shares Summer Fun Ideas For Those With Memory Loss

With summer in full swing, there are many things to look forward to, everything from barbeques with friends and family to vacations at the beach. Though it is a season full of exciting outdoor opportunities, it is important to remember our loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other forms of memory loss as temperatures rise.

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Country Singer Glen Campbell Proves Alzheimer's Isn't Stopping Him

Glen Campbell won best country song of the year at the 2015 Grammy Awards. Given his success, you probably wouldn't guess that Campbell is also battling Alzheimer's Disease. Though the country star was unable to accept the award due to his condition, his wife, Kim, was able to accept it on his behalf. In her speech, she noted how tremendous of a journey it has been for Campbell, and how she hoped he would be excited when she showed him the award.

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Researchers Developing New Tests To Discover Alzheimer's Earlier

Alzheimer's disease is one of the most significant chronic health concerns for seniors in the U.S. for a variety of reasons. It isn't just that the illness affects around 5 million people in the U.S., according to the Alzheimer's Association, or that it's the sixth leading cause of death among seniors. One of the most troubling aspects of the condition is that it's often difficult to diagnose until it's too late.

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Is It Possible To Reduce The Effects Of Aging On The Brain

Aging is a fact of life. While many people take great care to maintain a healthy mind and body even into later adulthood, the reality is that there are some effects associated with getting older that are more or less unavoidable. Even those who maintain a healthy diet, participate in regular exercise and avoid harmful lifestyle habits like smoking may experience some subtle signs of aging despite overall good health and well-being.

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