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Latest Alzheimer’s Research Progress Report Released

2010 Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report: A Deeper Understanding2010 Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report: A Deeper Understanding, the latest annual Alzheimer’s research report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is now available online. Prepared by the National Institute on Aging, which leads the NIH effort conducting and supporting research on age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease, the report highlights important developments and directions in NIH-funded research, including:

  • risk for developing Alzheimer’s
  • genes that play a role in the disease
  • neuroimaging and biomarkers that detect and track the disease
  • research into new treatments
  • lifestyle factors that may worsen or protect against the disease
  • help for caregivers

Special features include animation showing the progression of Alzheimer’s in the brain and video interviews highlighting new insights into the disease.

Read online or download @ http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/publication/2010-alzheimers-disease-progress-report-deeper-understanding.

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Posted by on February 24, 2012 in General

 

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Will We Cure Alzheimer’s?

Via Scoop.itHealthcare Continuing Education

At first, Alzheimer’s was regarded as a subcategory of dementia. But, more and more, the label came to apply to ALL older people who “lost their wits,” as the experience used to be described. And, with the greater diseasification, came the hope–the belief–that senility was on the verge of being cured.
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Posted by on October 25, 2011 in General

 

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Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

Via Scoop.itHealthcare Continuing Education
Understanding Alzheimer's Disease
Free resource from the National Institute on Aging

Many older people forget someone’s name or misplace things from time to time. This kind of forgetfulness is normal. But, forgetting how to get home, getting confused in places a person knows well, or asking questions over and over can be signs of a more serious problem. The person may have Alzheimer’s disease, a disease of the brain that begins slowly and gets worse over time.

This colorful, easy-to-read booklet helps readers learn about Alzheimer’s disease:

  • What it is
  • Signs of the disease
  • When it is important to see a doctor
  • Treatment
  • Research studies
  • How to get help caring for a person with the disease

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Posted by on August 25, 2011 in General

 

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