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    As the number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease climbs, so does the number of unpaid caregivers, USA Today reported. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are nearly 15 million unpaid caregivers in the United States who are helping people who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia – a 37 percent increase from last […]

    The post 15 Million in U.S. Care For A Loved One Suffering from Alzheimer’s appeared first on AskDrManny.


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    A new study comparing risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease has found that having a high amount of beta amyloid plaques in the brain is associated with greater mental decline in healthy, older people than carrying a gene thought to increase people’s risk for the disease. According to study author Yen Ying Lim, at the University […]

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      Alzheimer’s disease the most common form of dementia, affecting over 5 million people in the United States alone. And anyone who knows a friend or family member who has suffered from Alzheimer’s will tell you that day-to-day living becomes a real struggle for both patients and caregivers. Alzheimer’s is a degenerative brain disease, meaning […]

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    Researchers are one step closer to figuring out why some of people stay sharp well into our 80s, while others lose cognitive function as they age, Fox News reported Friday.   Most people start to see a decline in their memory when they reach their 40s and 50s. But a small group of what some […]

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    Researchers have found evidence that natural resistance to dementia may run within families, according to a new study.   Scientists from Mount Sinai School of Medicine report that elderly people who are free of dementia and have high levels of a certain protein called C-reactive protein (CRP) are also less likely to have relatives with […]

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      Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and traumatic brain injury are four neurodegenerative disorders with very different – and very devastating – effects on the brain and daily life.    While there are multiple treatments and therapies aimed at fighting each of these conditions separately, a team of researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of […]

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      In results published in the journal, Neurology, researchers uncovered significant evidence that hormone therapy treatments in early menopause reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by as much as 30 percent. Researchers of a population based in Cache County in Utah found that women who began hormone replacement therapy within five years of menopause had […]

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      A new study comparing risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease has found that having a high amount of beta amyloid plaques in the brain is associated with greater mental decline in healthy, older people than carrying a gene thought to increase people’s risk for the disease. According to study author Yen Ying Lim, at the […]

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  • 07/01/17--07:00: Preventing Alzheimer’s
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    There’s still no cure for Alzheimer’s or known way to prevent it. But if you’re worried about developing the disease, your doctor just might give you an unexpected prescription. She might urge you to exercise daily, eat a diet rich in whole foods, and watch your weight. She might even recommend taking a language class […]

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    Especially during grade school and college, you hear a lot about brain food. Teachers encourage you to sleep well and eat a good breakfast before an exam. You know the gist of their advice: low sugar, whole grains, and healthy fats like nuts. You respect their opinion, but do diet changes actually have an effect […]

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    An as-of-yet unknown component of coffee appears to interact with the drink’s caffeine to protect against Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. University of South Florida researchers observed that the interaction of the unidentified component and the caffeine boosted blood levels of a critical growth factor that fights off the development of Alzheimer’s and […]

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    As the number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease climbs, so does the number of unpaid caregivers, USA Today reported. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are nearly 15 million unpaid caregivers in the United States who are helping people who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia – a 37 percent increase from last […]

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    Researchers at the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation have discovered a protein that spurs the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Paul Greengard, Nobel Laureate and Director of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research laboratory, and his team at The Rockefeller University have identified a protein called gamma-secretase activating protein (gSAP), which stimulates the production […]

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    An as-of-yet unknown component of coffee appears to interact with the drink’s caffeine to protect against Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. University of South Florida researchers observed that the interaction of the unidentified component and the caffeine boosted blood levels of a critical growth factor that fights off the development of Alzheimer’s and […]

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    As the number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease climbs, so does the number of unpaid caregivers, USA Today reported. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are nearly 15 million unpaid caregivers in the United States who are helping people who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia – a 37 percent increase from last […]

    The post 15 Million in U.S. Care For A Loved One Suffering from Alzheimer’s appeared first on AskDrManny.


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    Health news from AskDrManny

    An as-of-yet unknown component of coffee appears to interact with the drink’s caffeine to protect against Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. University of South Florida researchers observed that the interaction of the unidentified component and the caffeine boosted blood levels of a critical growth factor that fights off the development of Alzheimer’s and […]

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    The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation is the leading source of funding for Alzheimer’s research.  Since being founded in 1995, the center has one main goal: to find the cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Besides their groundbreaking work in the field of Alzheimer’s research, the Fisher Center has also been serving Alzheimer’s patients and families […]

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    An as-of-yet unknown component of coffee appears to interact with the drink’s caffeine to protect against Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. University of South Florida researchers observed that the interaction of the unidentified component and the caffeine boosted blood levels of a critical growth factor that fights off the development of Alzheimer’s and […]

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    As the number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease climbs, so does the number of unpaid caregivers, USA Today reported. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are nearly 15 million unpaid caregivers in the United States who are helping people who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia – a 37 percent increase from last […]

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    Lithium can profoundly prevent brain damage associated with Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study. The drug works by preventing the aggregation of toxic proteins and cell loss associated with Parkinson’s.  It also appears to be protective against several other neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Researchers from the […]

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