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Studies Find Over the Counter Medications may be Linked to High Risk for Alzheimer's and Dementia

Recent studies have shown a strong link to a few frequently used over the counter medications and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Some medications for allergies and insomnia may not be safe when…

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Quick Alzheimer's Prevention Pearl: Smoking Was Found to Increase the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

AD Wisdom Pearl #6 There are several modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Modifiable risk factors are controllable conditions/behaviors that can be altered to lower the risk of Alzheimer’s…

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11 Alzheimer's Caregiver Tips for Taking Time Out This Summer

If you’re an Alzheimer’s caregiver, chances are you already know just how challenging it is to make time for yourself. But research shows that scheduling regular time off is vital to the overall health…

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New Swedish Study Finds People with Alzheimer's who Live Alone Receive Lower Level of Health care

A new Swedish study, “Living Alone with Alzheimer’s Disease,” published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), discovered that people with AD who live alone received poorer health care, including…

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Students in Europe Help Improve Socialization for Seniors with Alzheimer's Disease

With the anticipated growth of the global senior population and the rise in the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), there’s never been a better time for innovative solutions to address the needs of…

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Fun and Safe 4th of July Activities for People with Alzheimer's Disease

If you’re an Alzheimer’s caregiver, looking for some new family traditions this year on the 4th of July, you may be interested in learning some tips for safe and enjoyable activities this year. The traditional…

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Alzheimer's Caregiver Tips for Avoiding Heat Related Illness

As the summer temperatures begin to climb, so too does the danger of heat exhaustion for seniors-particularly those with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). A study at the University of Chicago Medical Center discovered…

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"Health Matters" Reports Story of Inspiration for Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s online publication called “Health Matters” was created to share stories about what’s happening at one of the nation’s leading research, wellness, science and health care…

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New Coloring Book for People with Alzheimer's Disease

If you are a caregiver, looking for activities to do with your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), you may be interested in learning about a new coloring book created specifically for people…

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Quick Alzheimer's Prevention Pearl: Study Shows Diagnostic Testing for Seniors Helps with Early Alzheimer's Diagnosis

AD Wisdom Pearl #5 Nearly 5 million people in the U.S. are estimated to have Alzheimer’s disease (AD) today, and the Alzheimer’s Association says that number could be as high as 16 million by 2050. This…

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