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Scientists Find Link Between Down Syndrome And Alzheimer's

There may be a connection between people born with Down syndrome and older adults who develop Alzheimer's disease. This correlation may bring change to the way people are treated for both conditions and could help medical researchers understand these diseases even more.

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What To Know When Traveling With An Alzheimer's Patient

Alzheimer's disease is one of the most prevalent conditions impacting seniors. The Alzheimer's Association explained that the illness impacts around two-thirds of the aging population in the U.S. Caregivers who look after older adults with the disease have to know how to respond to factors like behavior changes and additional symptoms that accompany memory loss. Activities like traveling require a specific knowledge of how to support someone experiencing the side effects. 

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Why Do Spousal Caregivers Need More Support?

Million of adults take on the responsibility of caring for their spouses once they start to exhibit signs of memory loss. Factors like caregiver stress have been a challenge for those supporting their loved ones. Research has also shown that spousal caregivers are at a greater risk of developing dementia themselves. People looking after their husband or wife should take the proper steps to ensure that they are maintaining healthy lifestyles. 

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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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