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Alzheimer’s Is Expensive, Deadly and Growing. So Where’s the Research Money?

Sitting before a mostly absent Senate committee in February, actor Seth Rogen sought to draw attention to an as yet incurable disease that is quietly killing millions of Americans and, perhaps worse, reducing their final years to a harrowing ordeal … Continue reading

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Record $122 million increase for Alzheimer’s disease signed into law by President Obama

At the urging of the Alzheimer’s Association and its more than 600,000 advocates, the funding bill signed into law today by President Obama contained an unprecedented $122 million increase for Alzheimer’s research, education, outreach and caregiver support. The Association applauds … Continue reading

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Vitamin E may aid those with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s

Vitamin E is far from an Alzheimer’s cure, but a new study finds it allowed trial participants to get less help from caregivers and therefore retain more independence longer. Taking high doses of vitamin E appears to help people in … Continue reading

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Flu Vaccine Not Linked to Alzheimer’s

Tis the season for flu vaccine! Every year we get calls from people asking if there is a link between the flu vaccine and Alzheimer’s disease. This is an idea that came about more than a decade ago and has … Continue reading

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Music, Art and Alzheimer’s

Music and art can enrich the lives of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Both allow for self-expression and engagement, even after dementia has progressed. Music Although music has been with us since the dawn of time, in the last few decades … Continue reading

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Patients’ self-reported memory slips may be early signs of Alzheimer’s

  Several new Alzheimer’s studies suggest adults who think they’re having memory slips or cognitive problems may be onto something. Four studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Association’s International Conference on July 17 in Boston show that a patient’s subjective concerns … Continue reading

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