It’s a devastating disease that causes concern for all of us with aging parents: Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one in three seniors in the United States will die with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Amy Osler is trim, physically fit, and positively glows with good health… all while dying the slow mental death that is Alzheimer’s. She was diagnosed in September of last year at 50 years old.
New studies suggest that noticing you are having memory or thinking problems could be the earliest sign of Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association lists these 10 warning signs, plus advice on how to tell them from normal age-related changes.
New research boosts the “use it or lose it” theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia.
Alzheimer’s disease often goes undiagnosed for years, and that means treatment is started too late. But, a new test now available in North Texas could change that.
The clock is ticking: The first National Alzheimer’s Plan sets a deadline of 2025 to finally find effective ways to treat, or at least stall, the mind-destroying disease.
The government is setting what it calls an ambitious goal for Alzheimer’s disease: Development of effective ways to treat and prevent the mind-destroying illness by 2025.
Dementia is poised to skyrocket as the baby boomers age — and it’s a budget-busting disease for Medicare, Medicaid and families. Now the Obama administration is developing the first National Alzheimer’s Plan.
A large study in older veterans raises fresh concern about mild brain injuries that hundreds of thousands of troops have suffered from explosions in recent wars.
The first new guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 30 years establish earlier stages of the mind-robbing disease, paving the way for spotting and possibly treating these conditions much sooner than they are now.
Far more people than previously thought are providing billions of hours of unpaid care to Alzheimer’s patients. A new report says nearly 15 million caregivers provide unpaid care to people with dementia.
There’s new information about the fast-rising number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. According to a just released report, the aging of the baby boomer generation will lead to a huge spike in cases.