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well_alzheimers-tmagArticleIs Dementia the Same as Alzheimer’s Disease?:

Though many diseases can cause dementia, Alzheimer’s accounts for 60 percent to 80 percent of dementia cases, “which is why you’ll often hear the terms used interchangeably,” said Heather Snyder, the senior director of medical and scientific operations for the Alzheimer’s Association: Read more



57347fa9e8dcbBehavior changes offer clues that dementia could be brewing:

Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing—changes in behavior or personality might be an early clue. Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called “mild behavioral impairment” that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer’s or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to alert doctors and families: Read more


screen-shot-2016-08-19-at-5-20-34-pmDivided by Alzheimer’s, father and son find surprising relief: carpool karaoke:

On the bad days, in addition to growing aggressive, Ted would become extremely confused. So, Mac developed a routine where he would take his father for a drive and the two of them would sing together to calm him back down. “It became a thing. Any time my dad started to get confused, I’d take him out for a drive and I’d put on the music,” says Mac. “He’d become himself again. And afterward, he’d be a lot happier. It’s given him a sense of purpose really. It’s given him a focus. He’s very confused these days, so the music really helps: Read more


tomatoes-and-olive-oilMediterranean diet may slow cognitive decline, prevent Alzheimer’s:

A new review concludes that a Mediterranean diet is good for the brain, after finding that people who follow the diet are less likely to experience cognitive decline and develop Alzheimer’s disease: Read more



Germany Berlin Friedrichshain (Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg) - An old man suffering from Alzheimer's disease at the nursing home 'Dr. Harnisch'Alzheimer’s researchers seethe over years of missteps after latest drug failure:

For now and, it seems, years to come, Alzheimer’s patients will therefore be stuck with the four existing drugs, which have no effect on the disease’s inexorable toll and improve symptoms, such as memory loss, only a little and only temporarily. “I have to live with [the failure of experimental drugs] every day,” Knopman said, “when I have to tell my patients, ‘This one didn’t work either.’”: Read more