Browsing All posts tagged under »Alzheimer’s disease«

“And a one and a two. . .”: Exercise as a way to improve Alzheimer’s (World Alzheimer Awareness Day)

September 21, 2015 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, 2014 by

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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 at a close second, with 31% of the votes. […]

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 […]

World Alzheimer’s Month (September 2013) and Day (September 21)

September 11, 2013 by

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month, only the second such observance ever. The idea is for organizations to run awareness-raising activities around the world for 30 days.  It’s true this Awareness Month is only a year old–a mere baby as far as “Awareness” months and weeks go-but it has so very much work to accomplish. For starters, let’s […]

“Lies, Damn Lies, And. . .”: An Assortment of True Health-Related Statistics

May 26, 2012 by

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  “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.” ~ Mark Twain Twain certainly  had a winning way with the English language, and his famous line on lies and statistics has stood the test of time.  I hate to contradict a man of Twain’s stature, but still–sometimes, just sometimes, statistics hold an […]