Memory Care

Blood Test to Identify Alzheimer’s

Blood Test to Identify Alzheimer's While authors of a recent research project say that larger and more long-term studies are needed, a blood test has been developed that can identify people who have high levels of a protein associated with Alzheimer's disease. Scientists in Japan and Australia have developed a [...]

By | 2018-04-27T12:26:03+00:00 February 17th, 2018|Categories: Memory Care|0 Comments

Can Speech be an Early Indicator of Alzheimer’s?

Declining Speech Patterns May Be Early Indicator of Alzheimer's Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently studied speech patterns to determine if declining speech is an early indicator of mental decline. To test speech patterns, researchers had people describe a picture they were shown in videotaped sessions two years apart. [...]

By | 2018-04-27T12:30:22+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Categories: Memory Care|0 Comments

Congress Approves $400M for Alzheimer’s Research

Good news for Alzheimer's research. The Alzheimer’s Association recently confirmed that Congress has included a $400 million Alzheimer’s research funding increase at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the FY2017 funding bill. Upon approval, this will become the largest Alzheimer’s research funding increase in history. It will also mark [...]

By | 2018-04-27T12:32:26+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Categories: Memory Care|0 Comments

Mid-Life Heart Health and Alzheimer’s Disease

Is there a link between mid-life heart health and Alzheimer’s disease? Researchers from Johns Hopkins University studied 322 middle-aged people over a 20-year period to determine just that. Their research, recently published in the Journal of The American Medical Association (JAMA), does find a correlation between mid-life heart health and [...]

By | 2018-04-27T12:32:33+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Categories: Memory Care|0 Comments

Holidays and Alzheimer’s

The holiday season is upon us! A time for gathering with family and friends, sharing meals, exchanging gifts, or some downtime from the hustle and bustle of life. The Holidays and Alzheimer's For families living with Alzheimer's and other dementias, the holidays can be challenging. With some planning and adjusted [...]

By | 2018-04-27T12:44:33+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Categories: Memory Care|0 Comments

Update on Alzheimer’s Research Funding Bill

The Alzheimer’s Association announced that a new bill was introduced in Congress on December 16 that would dramatically increase Alzheimer's research funding! The bill proposes a historic increase of $350 million per year in Alzheimer’s research. If this funding increase is signed into law, Alzheimer’s research funding will have doubled over [...]

By | 2018-04-27T12:49:40+00:00 January 4th, 2016|Categories: Memory Care|0 Comments

Federal Funding for Alzheimer’s Disease

The Alzheimer’s Association recently published this federal update regarding funding for Alzheimer’s research. Please take a few minutes to review the information. If you are so inclined, click through the links below to contact your members of Congress. Congress has 35 days to reach an agreement on federal funding for [...]

By | 2018-04-27T12:51:05+00:00 November 9th, 2015|Categories: Memory Care|0 Comments

7 Ways to Cut Your Risk for Alzheimer’s

We all know the science surrounding Alzheimer’s researching can be confusing and often conflicting. While scientists have made some progress in learning more about what they believe causes the disease, a concrete cause and cure are still not known. An increasing number of trial studies seem to show there [...]

By | 2018-04-27T14:23:49+00:00 January 4th, 2015|Categories: Memory Care|0 Comments

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