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College Students Learn About Alzheimer's Disease (Part I)

Courses about Alzheimer’s disease are becoming more and more prevalent at the college level these days. As medical research discovers more about the impact of early lifestyle intervention for Alzheimer’s…

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The Rita Hayward Gala's "Pure Imagination"' Fundraising Event Honors Gene Wilder, Who Died of Alzheimer's in 2016

Most high school students have fond memories of favorite childhood movies; among the most well-loved memories for many kids was Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder. Gene Wilder…

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College Professor Says Students Display Bad Habits that May Contribute to Alzheimer’s

Britton Nathan, assistant chair of the science department at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois, gave a lecture on the association between common habits of college students, and Alzheimer’s…

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High School Student Assists with Alzheimer's Research Project at Seminole State

Most researchers who wind up getting published in a scientific journal have an advanced college degree, and many letters behind their name. But, Nikhil Patel, a high school student, challenged the concept…

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What College Students Can Do to Lower Alzheimer's Risk: The Lancet Report on Lifestyle & Dementia Prevention

If you are a young adult, wondering what you can do to reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease (AD), you may be interested in a recent study published by The Lancet. The first Lancet Commission…

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Go Big or Go Home: An Inspirational Story of a Teenage Caregiver

The American Association of Caregiving reported in 2015 that approximately 1.4 million kids between ages 8 and 18 are caregivers in the U.S. In many instances the care recipient (person receiving care)…

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Stepping Into The Caregiver Role Sooner in Life Than Expected

When family members are called on to care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) early in life, this is what researchers call an “off-time event.” Simply put, it’s when one of life’s expected experiences…

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Quick Alzheimer's Prevention Pearl; Head Injuries and Alzheimer's Disease Risk

AD Wisdom Pearl #10 The number one cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a person of ANY age is falls. Seniors, aged 75 and older are known to have the highest rate of TBI related injuries, hospitalizations…

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New Study Reveals That Appreciation Lowers Level of Spousal Caregiver Burden

Caring for a spouse with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) can be one of the most physically and emotionally challenging roles a person can experience in life. Yet, recent studies indicate that certain circumstances…

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Communication Problems in the Early Stages of Alzheimer's Disease

If you live with or care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), you may already know that communication can be a real challenge. Having a conversation with a person with AD usually requires a great…

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