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Read the Latest Aging and Alzheimer’s News from NIA

Check out these articles for the latest in aging advances and research from the National Institute on Aging Guidelines proposed for newly defined Alzheimer’s-like brain disorder— A recently recognized brain disorder called LATE mimics clinical features of Alzheimer’s disease. LATE has for the first time been defined with recommended diagnostic criteria and other guidelines for advancing andContinue reading “Read the Latest Aging and Alzheimer’s News from NIA”

Read the latest in aging and Alzheimer’s news from NIA

Check out these articles for the latest in aging advances and research happening at the National Institute on Aging at NIH: Some Alzheimer’s biomarkers differ by race, NIA-funded study finds—An NIA-supported study finding racial differences in some Alzheimer’s biomarkers suggests the disease may develop differently in African Americans compared to whites. Blood-brain barrier test mayContinue reading “Read the latest in aging and Alzheimer’s news from NIA”

Does Alzheimer’s Run in Your Family

From the National Institute on Aging… Families have many things in common, including their genes, environment, and lifestyle. Together, these things may offer clues to diseases, like Alzheimer’s, that can run in a family. A doctor may ask the patient to make a family health history. A family health history can help a person knowContinue reading “Does Alzheimer’s Run in Your Family”

What’s the connection between Alzheimer’s and Down Syndrome?

A message from the National Institute on Aging… Many, but not all, people with Down syndrome develop Alzheimer’s disease when they get older. Scientists are conducting basic studies, biomarker studies, and clinical trials to better understand why some people with Down syndrome develop dementia while others do not, measure cognitive and biological changes, and developContinue reading “What’s the connection between Alzheimer’s and Down Syndrome?”

Help prevent falls in people with Alzheimer’s

Here is a message from the National Institute on Aging:   People with Alzheimer’s may not see as well as they used to, making it a problem to navigate around the house safely. Here are some changes you can make around the house that may reduce their risk of falling: Simplify the home. Too muchContinue reading “Help prevent falls in people with Alzheimer’s”

Alzheimer’s and dementia research needs you!

The following is a message from the National Institute on Aging:   Alzheimer’s and related dementias clinical trials nationwide are looking for volunteers just like you! Many people say participating in a clinical trial is a way to play a more active role in their own health care. Other people say they want to helpContinue reading “Alzheimer’s and dementia research needs you!”

What are biomarkers and how do they help detect dementia?

From the National Institute on Aging: Biomarkers are measures of what is happening inside the living body, shown by the results of laboratory and imaging tests. Biomarkers can help doctors and scientists diagnose diseases and health conditions, find health risks in a person, monitor responses to treatment, and see how a person’s disease or healthContinue reading “What are biomarkers and how do they help detect dementia?”

Too Soon to Forget Documentary Airs on American Public Television

Posted for Susan Frick, MSW: For many years, the Without Warning support group of the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center has been creating a documentary on the experience of younger onset Alzheimer’s disease, called Too Soon To Forget. Selected by American Public Television, the documentary aired on Public Television for the first time on Sunday, May 6, 2018. The messageContinue reading “Too Soon to Forget Documentary Airs on American Public Television”

Inform the National Participation Strategy in Alzheimer’s Research

As part of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, studies are being funded to test treatments, interventions and services for people with Alzheimer’s and their families. Yet, efforts to engage participants in this research are not on pace with the need of volunteers. This is a leading challenge in our progress.  Your ideas areContinue reading “Inform the National Participation Strategy in Alzheimer’s Research”

Helping Kids Understand Alzheimer’s Disease

When a family member has Alzheimer’s disease, it affects everyone in the family, including children and grandchildren. It’s important to talk to them about what is happening. How much and what kind of information you share depends on the child’s age and relationship to the person with Alzheimer’s. Helping Kids Cope Here are some tips toContinue reading “Helping Kids Understand Alzheimer’s Disease”