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Good oral health may help protect against Alzheimer’s

Gingivitis (gum disease) has been linked to a higher risk of heart disease, but a recent study says that the bacteria that cause gingivitis also may be connected to Alzheimer’s disease. The study

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Alzheimer’s In The Family

This article was posted on Harvard Health Publishing Alzheimer’s disease represents a personal health crisis, but it’s also a family concern. What does it mean for your children or siblings

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Top Tips For a Brain-Healthy Life

Advice on reducing risk for Alzheimer’s and other dementias Since 2009, former California First Lady Maria Shriver has been an Alzheimer’s research activist, especially as the disease relates to women.

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While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey

Nearly every night of our lives, we undergo a startling metamorphosis. Our brain profoundly alters its behavior and purpose, dimming our consciousness. For a while, we become almost entirely paralyzed.

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How Young is Too Young to Get Alzheimer’s Disease?

I just read a very startling statement in an article at Great Care: “Alzheimer’s is the only disease among the top 10 causes of death in America that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.” That’s

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Did You Know More Women Than Men Are Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

Among Americans, age 71 and older, 16% of women have Alzheimer’s or dementia compared with 11% of men, according to the Alzheimer’s Association 2016 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. The differences

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Are You Waiting for a Tragedy to Happen to Your Elderly Parents?

It happens every day, you know. But when I hear about it happening to friends or friends of friends, it makes me so sad. It’s not inevitable that it has to happen this way. Yes, we are all going to get

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Tips for Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

43.5 million adult caregivers are currently caring for someone aged 50+, and 14.9 of those are caring for an individual who has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. “Safe At Home, A Caregiver’s

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Top 3 Gift Ideas for Grandpa on Father’s Day

Each June, I think about the story a friend told me about the time her grandpa left home to get a watermelon and didn’t return for nearly three days. He was frequently confused but grumpy and stubborn.

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Can You Spot Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Can You Spot Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease? Most of us occasionally forget to do or complete something we set out to do. We hear the term “senior moment”. How can we tell the difference between

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