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Early Signs Of Alzheimer's Disease Found In Patients As Young As 20Early Signs Of Alzheimer’s Disease Found In Patients As Young As 20:

Alzheimer’s disease may not be just for grandparents to worry about: Groundbreaking new research from Northwestern University has found that amyloid protein — a hallmark of the devastating disease — starts accumulating in brain neurons of people as young as 20 years old. Read more



About 1 in 3 patients with dementia who live in nursing homes are being sedated with antipsychotic drugs, the GAO says. Outside nursing homes, about 1 in 7 dementia patients are getting the risky drugs.GAO Report Urges Fewer Antipsychotic Drugs For Dementia Patients:.

Older adults with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia are at risk of being prescribed dangerous antipsychotic medication whether they live in nursing homes or not. That’s according to a study from the Government Accountability Office published Monday. Read more



Brain neuron.jpgGout may protect brain from Alzheimer’s disease, study finds:

Gout, the most common type of inflammatory arthritis, affects an estimated 8.3 million Americans. People with the condition suffer from intense joint pain and a limited range of motion, but new research suggests a surprising benefit of the diagnosis: protection against Alzheimer’s disease. Read more


Caregivers who are trained in responding to anxiety or aggression in people with dementia can effectively reduce those symptoms, studies find.Behavioral Therapy Helps More Than Drugs For Dementia Patients:

When we think of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, we think of the loss of memory or the inability to recognize familiar faces, places, and things. But for caregivers, the bigger challenge often is coping with the other behaviors common in dementia: wandering, sleeplessness and anxiety or aggression. Read more