Browsing All Posts filed under »Alzheimer’s«

Dementia: A Growing Epidemic

February 17, 2014 by

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Do you remember  when anyone exhibiting signs of dementia was simply said to have Alzheimer’s? Wait–kind of a heavy pause here.  What’s happening for me in this silence is the realization that to this very day, a significant minority, if not, in fact, the outright majority, of people still cannot differentiate between the two. I […]

The government grooves to World Alzheimer’s Day. . .by starting over

September 21, 2013 by

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As you my recall, either from your own font of knowledge, or from our post on the 11th (with the rather uninspiring but fairly informative title “World Alzheimer’s Month (September 2013) and Day (September 21),” in spite of the staggering numbers of people who are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease (AD), national research money has lagged significantly […]

“And a one and a two. . .”: Exercise as a way to improve Alzheimer’s

July 1, 2013 by

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Alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of dementia and the fifth leading cause of death for those 65 and older write Casey, Antimisiaris, and O’Brien in their 2010 article in Pharmacy and Therapeutics, “Drugs for Alzheimer’s Disease: Are They Effective?” I imagine everyone nows by no that the journey involves progressive cognitive loss and impairment until the […]

“Oops, I Think I Did It Again:” Yet Another Misdiagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

May 22, 2012 by

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PET scan of brain of Alzheimer’s patient “Alzheimer’s Disease.” The words instill dread in the hearts of the American public. While cancer remains top vote-getter in the frightening arena, with 41% of respondents to a 2011 survey for the MetLife Foundation in 2011 conferring upon it ‘most-feared’ status [see "The Winner on Fear-Factor: Cancer"], Alzheimer’s clocks in […]

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